Pico de Orizaba

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Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#938)

  • Signed By: Gregg Berggren
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2003
  • Date(s) climbed: 01/22/03

Caution is advised on the mixed rock/ice section between 15,000 and 16,000 ft. Our group of 6 had a couple of mishaps here in the dark...one less experienced climber stepped on another climber's hand a put a crampon spike thru his finger, and then another climber fell and dislocated his shoulder (we were able to reduce it immediately). Because of these accidents and the time involved in getting the injured climber off the mountain we did not quite simmit (made it to 17,800'). In spite of our mishaps and failure to summit we had a great and memorable adventure, and we are already talking about a return trip. Also, Sr Reyes' services and facilities were top-notch. Loved Mexico, too!

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