Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#1029)
- Signed By: Clifford Russell Bowers
- Date submitted: March 23, 2001
Be sure you are in good shape before starting out on this peak. The best idea is to camp at the base of the glacier, rather than doing the climb all the way from the hut at Piedra Grande. I climbed the mountain starting at Piedra Grande and it was very tough. Didn't know if I would make it back alive! It was my first time on crampons, with ice-axe. I ended up doing the climb solo - only to find some mexican kids on top running around in tennis shoes.