Putting the “Multi” in Multi-Sport
MM’s Jaime Pollitte checks in as the first Mexico Multi-Sport Adventure comes to a close. What a great way to discover Mexico!
Today the group would begin the day of their multi-sport adventure with a mix of activities. After a large buffet breakfast that included handmade tortillas, fresh juices and plenty of tropical fruits, the group headed to the Rio Pescado for their safety briefing. The guides Dora, Juan, “Rookie” and the trip photographer, Laban, outfitted everyone with equipment and went over river safety protocols.
Rafting on Rio Pescado. Jaime Pollitte photo
The river descended into a beautiful limestone canyon tattered with bromeliads and other tropical vegetation. The run provided 15 kilometers of exciting rapids and finished back at Aldea Rodavento, our resort and buffet lunch.
Fun on the rapids! Jaime Pollitte photo
After lunch we were provided with a brief siesta before heading out on our second activity of the day which would be a rappel. For many this was their first experience with rappeling. Arriving at the sight many were filled with anticipation as they got their first preview of the 200ft cliff.
Prepping for the rappel. Jaime Pollitte photo
Once done with the rappeling, the group was presented with a surprise. Instead of taking the trail back down to the vehicle, we would descend by zip line! This capped an adventurous day and the group was ecstatic as they headed back to the resort for yet another great meal!
Jaime Pollitte photo
On the fourth day of the multi sport adventure, the group embarked on a mountain bike ride around the foothills of Jaculmoco. The ride began on gravel roads which abruptly turned to rustic two-track filled with lose dirt and cobbles. Throughout the ride we passed through tiny pueblos and precipitous agricultural land.
Jaime Pollitte photo
The group was left amazed that delivery trucks were able to access these tiny villages because, by most definitions, these roads would be considered trails. The group ended the 20 kilometer ride with a 20 minute uphill ascent followed by a lengthy downhill back down to the main road. We continued on the road straight into Jaculmoco and the group was rewarded with a well deserved ice cream in town.
The team. Jaime Pollitte photo
The second half of the day was scheduled for our rock climbing section of the trip. The climbing area which was named “Cerro de Brujo” which loosely translated means “Mountain of the Wizard” was the destination for the afternoon. The climbing area is maintained by it’s own local legend or “Brujo” named Soda who actually lives on the cliff 40 feet off the ground in a self-made nest. The story of “Soda” is remarkable, strange and one that you would have to see to believe. The group climbed until dusk and relished on the full body work out day they had back at the Adea Rodavento lodge around the bar.
Canyoneering! Jaime Pollitte photo
The final multisport activity was canyoneering. The Jaculmoco region is abundant in limestone and river beds are sculpted by seasonal runoff and flash flooding during the rainy season. Our destination canyon was a marvelously carved river drainage creating consisting of limestone slides and spectacular pools. The group jumped, slid, swam and simply enjoyed the majestic pools of the canyon.
Floating in the river drainage. Jaime Pollitte photo
Sad to be heading home so soon, but we will all be taking home great memories of the many types of adventures we had on this trip. Thanks to everyone!
~ MM Program Director Jaime Pollitte