Iztaccihuatl Trip Report (#3293)
- Signed By: Ed Orozco
- Date submitted: April 20, 2003
My third summit on this mountain, I'm always looking for new routes. This time I went up through the orientales (North east face) from the neck up. It was a very technical climb and by far the hardest one I've climbed on this mountain. The route was empty (as this particular one usually is) and so was the summit once I arrived. A lot of ice on the north side and took a while coming down (had to place ice screws and rappel down some parts. Next time I will try the east side through the rock/ice cliffs. Weather was relatively warm (even though we received a slight snow fall). Had fun though!