Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#19189)

  • Signed By: John Huffman of Seattle, WA, USA
  • Date submitted: September 27, 2006
  • Date(s) climbed: 1/17/05 to 1/18/05
  • Number of People Encountered:11-25 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Summited via the Espolón de Oro (ridge of gold) variation of the north face route. We encountered extremely icy conditions, which turned an easy climb into a faily technical one. The route was pretty classic though, and very enjoyable. We experienced temperatures from 5-28 degrees Fahrenheit.

We left Piedre Grande at 1:00 AM and summitted at 9:00 AM 8 hours later. Popo and Izta were visible from the summit as it was a fairly clear day. We descended via roughly the same route.

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