Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#1028)
- Signed By: Darin Riedel
- Date submitted: March 23, 2001
Orizaba was the highlight of a 6 week overland journey from spectacular British Columbia to the deserts and tropical forests of Mexico. We were a group of six, all properly acclimatized on two previous Mexican Volcanoes (Ixta and La Malinche), and yet Orizaba tried desperately to beat us down. In the end, 5 of 6 prevailed, and all the hard work planning and organizing proved successfull. Orizaba earned its place as one of the most difficult days in my life, and yet I know one day it will be dethroned.