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KatekatLa Malinche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2008


That was harder walk for me, my first over 4000m. Amazing views on both sides and me and my boyfriend were the only people here. Pico de Orizaba and Popo with Izta were just performing themselves.
Posted May 2, 2008 9:00 am

astrobassmanLoved this mountain...  Sucess!


Very nice weather after coming from Colorado in winter. Great mountain on its own...doesn't need to be just an acclimatization climb. Be sure to eat at the restaurant at the park...best meal of the entire trip.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 4:17 pm

dswinkAcclimatization climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2008


I was the only climber on the mountain on this day. Very pleasant acclimatization climb for Izta and Orizaba.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 7:44 pm

twsRoute Climbed: Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2007


Started at sunrise and reached the summit by noon with 4 dogs from the Centro Vacacional - they kept me company the whole way. There were clear views and it was surprisingly hot on top (the slopes around the summit were still quite snowy)
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:41 am

MountainHikerCOAcclimation Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2008


This was an acclimation climb for doing Iztaccihuatl a few days later. I recommend this approach for doing the higher volcanoes. Trip report here: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/376073/la-malinche.html
Posted Jan 27, 2008 1:38 pm

Fabrice.RimlingerNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2007


... just before heading back to a memorable Mexican new year's party in Puebla.
Great view over Izta, Popo and Orizaba.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 6:43 am

emilieNormal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2007


Great acclimatization hike with some fun bouldering at the top. Makes for a long day but it's fun. We were hiking up with a pack of dogs and maybe a hundred pilgrims (for the festival of Guadalupe). It was pretty funny that we had all our nice gear, food, and plenty of water while these pilgrims were huffing and puffing in jeans and sneakers carrying liters of coke in their hands and heaving pictures and statues of Guadalupe on their backs!
Posted Dec 17, 2007 12:16 pm

mattnolandquite some time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2000


I summited Malinche with a friend of mine in 2000 for acclimitization prior to attempting Orizaba. Unfortunately my friend slipped in the ash slope leading up to the ridge on the way down and broke his knee. He had to walk all the way down on it. We never made it to Orizaba that year.
Posted Dec 16, 2007 2:33 pm

chilkootWoof woof  Sucess!


Four of us hiked to the summit trailed by our new cainine acquaintance. We were passed by a couple of locals in jeans and flannel shirts (later no shirts) drinking homemade hootch out of Mason jars. Great warm-up for Orizaba.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 12:03 am

Peak_BaggerFun one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2005


Good warm up to the others. I made it solo in 6hrs RT from the trailhead at the park. Shared the summit with a stray dog.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:18 pm

mow10Trash and Sombreros  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1996


Good training for the three big volcanoes, or anything else. Fat mexican women on summit in sandals and sombreros made us feel a little overprepared. We entertain ourselves by picking up discarded trash bags and filling them with trash found in the forest on the way down. Arrive and guard station, 3 guys, 6 full bags of trash. Guard laughs and refuses to allow us to throw it away there. We hang onto it until we return to out hotel room. I am thankful most areas of the US have a different mentality about these things.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 9:54 pm

TheBootfitterNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005


Tried a couple of days earlier, but lost the trail in a white-out. Beautiful, cloudless skies on this day, though!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 2:26 pm

Wandering Sole ImagesNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2006

Wandering Sole Images

Was a great day and a great acclimitizing hike. Two days prior, I had been at sea level, so I was a bit winded! Was breathtaking to see el Pico de Orizaba for the first time. I had 8 dogs for guides accompany me up the mountain!
Posted May 15, 2006 10:23 pm

tjbst47La Malinche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005


Normal route.
Posted Mar 8, 2006 9:06 pm

mxclimberNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2005


Reached the summit in about 4 hours from centro vacaccional IMSS. Very nice weather.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 1:05 am

PanchoescaleroRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: January 12,2006  Sucess!
This is a wonderful mountain especially after the holiday season has wound down a bit. Don't forget to treat yourself to some tacos at Julio Cesar's place by the resort when you return.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 7:01 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2006  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Had a great time hiking up with Day Hiker and cp0915. This was our first acclimation hike before Orizaba a few days later. Weather was outstanding (even a bit on the warm side). No snow present. There are many use trails. On descent we descended further down the ridge than from where we came up.
Posted Jan 13, 2006 1:14 pm

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2006

Day Hiker

This was the first of a couple of summits to train for Pico de Orizaba. This hike did have significance for me, since it was my highest elevation to date and my first summit outside of the U.S. My GPS, after averaging a position for over 20 minutes, twice gave me a summit elevation of 14575 feet, which differs significantly from the published 14640.
Posted Jan 11, 2006 1:01 am

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 21, 2005  Sucess!


Got started late, and ended up coming down in the dark. Great climb, although theirs tons of Graffiti on the rocks.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 10:23 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: November 14, 2005  Sucess!


With Dan Bailey and his wife. Still a bit tired after climbing Pico de Orizaba two days earlier. Using the blue route shown in this picture for the way up is definitely a good idea. And yes, the dogs are still there ;)
Posted Nov 18, 2005 5:57 pm

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