Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#935)

  • Signed By: Ed Orozco
  • Date submitted: March 02, 2003

It was our second attempt this season, the first one unsucessful due to the death of two people in a seperate expedition the same day. Conditions were too icy to continue, we ended up trying to help in the rescue effort. This season has been extremely brutal on that volcano, 6deaths and 2 major injuries. We finally summited on the 9th of february (team of 4). Conditions were perfect. We camped in Piedra Grande on Saturday night, left camp at 3am and summited 9 hours later, Roundtrip time 12 hours. This was just training for the Alpamayo and Huascaranga in July for our team, next year McKinley and in 5 years Nepal!

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