The rock views in this clip are spectacular. Drone tour of one of the volcanic peaks near Mexico City. Original video caption:
Iztaccihuatl is Nahuatl for “White Woman”: Dormant volcano situated on the México-Puebla state line in central Mexico. According to Aztec legend the two volcanoes (Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl) are two lovers whose love ended tragically and the Iztaccihuatl is known as the “sleeping woman”. After an arduos hike all of your effort will be rewarded with the spectacular views from the snow covered peak of this dormant volcano.
Starting the ascending in the morning from la Joya (3850m ) to the hut Grupo de los cien 4780 m / 15682ftto nex first summit in “Las Rodillas” 5050m / 16568ft. If you fell good ascender to principal summit “los Pechos” 5218m /17160ft.
On this day in music history: October 16, 1965 - The Beatles record “Day Tripper” at Abbey Road Studios in London. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is recorded early in the sessions for the “Rubber Soul” album with Lennon and McCartney under pressure to come up with a new single for release at Christmas. The pair write it at Lennon’s home in Weybridge, Surrey, with Lennon coming up with the initial idea for the title as being a word play on the term “day trip”, and a tongue in cheek reference to drugs. McCartney helps with the lyrics, with both shaping it into the final result. The recording takes place in Studio Two at Abbey Road and is completed in three takes (w/ additional overdubs). The song is recorded during the same session that also produces basic track for “If I Needed Someone” (written by George Harrison). It is released as a double A-sided single with “We Can Work It Out” on December 3, 1965. US release is on December 6, 1965, and peaks at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 22, 1966.
On this day in music history: October 16, 1968 - “Three Dog Night”, the debut album by Three Dog Night is released. Produced by Gabriel Mekler, it is recorded at the American Recording Co. in Calabasas, CA from July - August 1968. Formed in 1967, Three Dog Night consists of lead singers Chuck Negron, Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, along with fellow band members Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards), Joe Schermie (bass), Michael Allsup (guitar), and Floyd Sneed (drums). The band chose their unusual name from a magazine article about Australian Aborigines, and how they would often sleep huddled with a dog at night to keep warm. On unusually cold nights, they would sleep with two dogs, and if it were freezing, three dogs. Gigging around Los Angeles, Three Dog Night quickly build a following and are signed to ABC/Dunhill Records in early 1968 after being spotted performing at The Troubadour night club in West Hollywood. The band work with producer Gabriel Mekler, best known for his work with Steppenwolf (“Born To Be Wild”, “Magic Carpet Ride”). TDN record their debut album at the studio owned by recording engineer Richard Podolor, who becomes their producer in 1969, working with them until 1974. Not adept at writing their own material, the band show exquisite taste in choosing songs from some of the best up and coming songwriters of the day, including Randy Newman, Neil Young and Tim Hardin. Their first single release “Nobody” is local hit in L.A., but misses the mark on the national charts. stalling at #116 Bubbling Under the Hot 100. The second release, a cover of “Try A Little Tenderness” (#29 Pop), gives the band their first Top 40 hit. TDN’s breakout hit is the third single from their debut, a cover of Harry Nilsson’s “One” (#5 Pop), originally recorded for his album “Aerial Ballet”. Their hook laden arrangement quickly becomes a smash, and is the first of eleven top ten singles Three Dog Night has over the next five years. Due to the success of the song, in later years the album is re-titled “One” outside the US and domestically when it is reissued on CD in the late 80’s. “Three Dog Night” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.