Telepon

It rises from a the valley it shares with Tlaloc or Tlalocatepetl. Access is very easy. From Mexico City one may jump on a bus from TAPO to Texcoco (about 14 pesos)... upon arrival in Texcoco inquire at the terminal for a bus to San Pablo... take the bus to the very end of its route. It will be a third class service.. rustic nothing more. Once there a map would be very handy to have with you... the key though is to follow the aquaduct to Manantiales which is the valley/saddle that it shares with Tlaloc. At the base off the mountain are some steep unbolted cliffs maybe 150-200 feet 45-60m in height. Skirt these to the left and give them a wide birth... try and work your way gradually to the southeast. You will come out on top of a ridge after about an hour to 90 minutes, with very clear access to the top or if you are like me you will have to scramble down 40m or so and then scramble up a scree slope to the trail that marks the summit. From manantiales the hike/climb took me about 3 hours and was well worth it. As there is no real trail to the top you will have to be comfortable trailblazing. But with someone who has a more than adequate familiarity with mountainous terrain and perhaps the Mexican mountains it should prove fairly easy. The forests are the most serene I traveled in Mexico and the summit despite being adorned with many crosses has beautiful views of Izta and Popo. A great hike!

Elevation (feet): 13,389
Elevation (meters): 4,081
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Latitude: 19.1833
Longitude: -98.65
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
First successful climber(s): The Aztecs or earlier natives
Nearest major airport: Mexico City
Convenient Center: Texcoco or Rio Frio

Thanks to Tim logan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Telepon.

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  • Log #17822 - by Oscar Rangel Correa on Aug 21, 2004
    Fue mi inciación a los 4 mil, es un primer paso a la gran experiencia de sentir una cumbre, que nunca la voy a olvidar en mi vida. Un pequeño reto para algunos un gran logro para mi en ese momento...
  • Log #17823 - by Armando Vazquez on Nov 25, 2003
    Nice place, but beware with the lightnings and thunders.
  • Log #17824 - by Tim logan on Dec 31, 2002
    A beautiful hike but after a night spent at 4100m (on Tlalocatepetl) where the temps dropped down to -15 or so in the biting wind and a relatively sleepless night... I embarked on my own to summit...