Pico de Orizaba

Elevation (feet): 18,405
Elevation (meters): 5,610
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Range/Region: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Latitude: 19.0167
Longitude: -97.2667
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Year first climbed: 1848
First successful climber(s): F. Maynard, G. Reynolds
Nearest major airport: Mexico City, Mexico
Convenient Center: Tlachichuca, Mexico

Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano, is the highest peak in Mexico, and the third highest in North America, behind Mount McKinley (20,322 ft.) and Mount Logan (19,550 ft.). Its steep snow-covered cone fills the sky from the town of Orizaba, which lies at the mountain's southeast base. The views from high on the mountain are excellent, with the Gulf of Mexico visible to the east and Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, Mexico's second and third highest mountains respectively, visible to the west. Best way to get there is via Cordoba-Coscomatepec easiest climbing. There is a cabin to spend the night with no facilities at all. beautiful climbing at night. 6 or 7 hours climbing.