Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#905)
- Signed By: Andres
- Date submitted: December 10, 2003
The glacier on Pico de Orizaba has some ice due mostly to the wind. It has a crust of about half an inch of very small icy penitentes and underneath the snow is firm. The layers are well bonded so there isn't any avalanche danger. Just remember to sharpen your crampons, allthough crampons bite well, it requieres a small kick to get them to bite. The rock and couloirs section below the glacier do have snow so it's easier to go through them. Some have ice, beware on those sections. Crevasses are completely closed.