Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#898)
- Signed By: Christopher Barnecut
- Date submitted: January 27, 2004
We made basecamp the same day we arrived in mexico, via senor Reyes 4wheel service. Much to Reyes dissaproval we chose a speedy alpine ascent, skipping the several days recomended for elevation. And I did not arrange for a ride out. We left at 3am, I made summit by noon. If I could do it again, I would still go for a quick ascent and skipp the acclimitization. I highly recommend the hike out to anyone, the alpine forrests are incredible, and contrary to Reyes opinion, the volcanic dust just softens each step, and is no hindrence. Also, I drank from the basecamp spring with out purifying the water, and I've been home for 3 weeks now with no problems. Great adventure, great ascent, whats next!