Pico de Orizaba Trip Report (#972)
- Signed By: vincent lanteigne
- Date submitted: May 13, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 28 april
Very very nice mountain. Not techical and a good way to experience altitude. We arrive at Tlachichuca on April 25. We stay at Hotel Gerard, a nice and very clean room. Gerardo drove us to 3200 m, and then we hike to Piedra Grande, with all our gear. A very good ideal, because it's a good acclimatation hike. We slept at Piedra Grande. We start our climb at 9am. and stop at 5000m. We put the tent on a nice plateau and had a good sleep. Actually it's was a nice experience to sleep at this altitude. We left the camp at 5 am and summit at 9 am. We took our time to climb..and had a lot of gear with us.