Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#1019)

A little over a year ago, a very good friend of mine, Ricardo Martinez, and myself, had the honor of climbing "Citlaltepetl". This climb was our first experience in the high altitud range. We stayed in Tlachichuca with Senor Gerar (Mr. Gerar)in his small but very warm "hotel". Mr. Gerar drove us up to Piedra Grande (a refuge at 14,000 feet)for a fraction of what others charge. Look arround in tlachichuca for bargains, but I strongly recomend hiring a guide. Even though we had a sucessful one, there have been too many accidents lately and it would only cost a couple of dollars to hire someone. Enjoy your adventure and admire the power of this special mountain. Pablo L. Perez

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