Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#1047)
- Signed By: Christopher and Meriah Meloche
- Date submitted: March 23, 2001
We Arrived at Piedra Grande on a Fiday and did a short accilmation hike. Then on Saturday we took our heavy cloths, crampons, ice axes etc. up to about 16,000 ft. to the base of the steep wall below the glacier (on the Ruta Norte). This way when we did the actual climb on Sunday we didn't have to carry all that heavy gear on the first part of the hike. The danger of theft seemed pretty small and it made the climb much more enjoyable.