Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#1103)

  • Signed By: Jose Rionda
  • Date submitted: March 23, 2001

I went to Mexico planning to climb alone but hooked up with a Canadian named Dave. We hiked up and back to high camp the first day. The second day was spent acclimatizing and resting. We left at 1am summiting around 8am. Our hut mate Josh"the Animal" did the round trip the same day in 5hrs 28min !! The weather was perfect. Between the two of us we counted at least 20 shooting stars. My thanks to both Dave and Josh and all the great people I met (chris and Lisa from Ro-cha-cha)whose company added to my overall experience. If interested in High altitude experience you cant beat Mexico's Orizaba. The people in town were fantastic and beers were only 60 us cents!

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