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edouetRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 10 / 11 Dec 2001  Sucess!
Escorted by a dog from IMSS Resort to the summit .

Wonderful sunset on POPO .

Slept under a cave at about 4100 m, then climbed back in the following morning ( all the time with the dog ) .

The sun rose just beside the Orizaba, and POPO smoke towards IZTA : magic !
Posted Oct 26, 2002 2:19 am

El Tigre ValderramaRoute Climbed: Normal, from ISMS Resort Date Climbed: DEcember 30 2001  Sucess!

El Tigre Valderrama

At the top in more or less 6 hours with my wife Annica and Tom Fralich who was ahead. Nice mountain, for aclimatization.
Posted Jun 15, 2002 9:50 pm

patowRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!


Great weather, not one speck of snow.
Posted May 24, 2002 3:51 pm

tloganRoute Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: May 18 2002  Sucess!


I enjoyed this climb immensely, it was a cloudy day with intervals of hiking in dense clouds followed by periods of clear blue sky. The hike lasted about 4 hours and was the first serious summit scramble for my girlfriend. I have to say that I was disgusted with the graffiti adorning the summit, but overall for both an enjoyable day hike and as a tune up for Izta it is well worth the trip as climbing 4000 vertical feet in such a short time up to almost 15000 is a challenging task to say the least!
Posted May 20, 2002 2:02 pm

HammerRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: January 20 ,2002  Sucess!


We climbed the standard route with about a thousand locals that day. The presence of snow had brought out the crowds to enjoy a nice day in the snow. Definitely an experience. We saw everything from elderly ladies with dresses and low sided shoes to groups roped together with electrical cord. (All of which were moving faster than we were.) We summited with a local dog that had decided to attach itself to us. See my trip report.
Posted Apr 23, 2002 3:36 am

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: December 30, 2001  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Reached the summit in about 5 hours from the IMSS resort. The hike up through the forest was quite nice and there was much more snow on the mountain than I expected. Since we were there on a weekend, the resort and the mountain were flooded with people and I posed for lots of pictures with Mexican climbers on the way down. The mountain is perfect for acclimatization and is a good climb in its own right as well. For more details of my climb on La Malinche, check out my Trip Report.
Posted Jan 30, 2002 9:14 am

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: February 22, 2000  Sucess!


Started from the government camp, (IMSS) with girlfriend, made up in 2:30 hrs. The trail is easy to find. This is a good acclimation hike for Izta and Orizaba.
Posted Nov 16, 2001 3:35 pm

mdostbyRoute Climbed: Standard or Normal route Date Climbed: January 1999  Sucess!


Camped on the grass at the IMSS resort. Great hike.
Posted Mar 24, 2001 9:41 pm

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