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CheeseburglarGood eatin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2008


The restaurant at the trailhead is really good.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 1:02 pm

ncstJuly 22 and August 15, 2009 - both routes -   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009


I went up twice as a day trip from Apizaco. Reached the clouded top from the resort in three hours the first time. Met some nice people from Puebla on the top, they gave me a ride back to Apizaco. I went up the alternate route the second time, in August. A lot of people up there, it was the last weekend of the summer holidays, great weather all day with a thunderstorm at 5pm when I was in the collectivo back to Apizaco.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 4:48 pm

paisajeroamericanoVoludo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2009


I got a late start, having camped on the flanks of Orizaba the night before and having climbed Sierra Negra that morning. I ended up racing to the summit in under 2 1/2 hours, arriving just in time to see the sun set on top of Popo. I managed to make it down to the car without using my headlamp, although I'm not quite sure how. Beautiful area, especially once you get above treeline.
Posted Apr 10, 2009 6:48 am

Lips74Long Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009


Climbed with Grampahawk and Winding along with 3 others. Started at 3AM and was on the summit ridge for sunrise. We took our time with plenty of breaks and rests. I found it very similar to a Colorado 14er with this being harder while still easier than Whitney in a day. The huts at the bottom are nice.
Posted Feb 3, 2009 4:53 am

GrampahawkBuena Vista  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009


Very smoggy at the lower levels. This made it impossible to take a clear summit photo looking down into the valley below. But we did get some great shots of Pico de Orizaba,Popo, and Izta peeking up above the clouds.Very dusty trail. We did this as a "tune up" for Pico de Orizaba. I agree with "wingding" about schlepping too much gear. If I go again I've got to fit everything into one pack and a small duffle.
Posted Jan 12, 2009 4:45 pm

LCGreat acclimitization hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2008


Great hike, fairly straightforward, but the trail a bit slippery in the wet spots.
Posted Jan 2, 2009 9:57 pm

Curtissimo2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


My knees healed from '05 but getting over a month long case of Moctezuma's revenge which saw me loose 10 kgs, I came back here with cousin-in-law Sabino Telesforo Montiel from Yolotepec, Hidalgo. Cloudy and cold and kicked me in the gut but we made the top and then down to our family in the warm cabin ($US90, slept 9) below to our awaiting families.
Posted Dec 20, 2008 5:31 pm

Curtissimoalias Malintzi(n) or Matlalcueye  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1998


climbed with Stephen Wilcox & Tom Straub of New Haven, CT. lots of school girls on top, who huddled with us for photos & warmth ;)
Posted Dec 13, 2008 4:40 pm

KieferNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008


Hiked this bugger as part of Haliku Adventures w/Chicagotransplant, Haliku, Rkymtn and two non-SP'ers.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 3:03 pm

rkymtnStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008


This was an acclimatization climb with chicagotransplant, Haliku, Kiefer Thomas and two non SPers prior to Pico de Orizaba. It was a fun climb with good weather and views. One of the most memorable aspects was the dog that befriended us on the way up.
Posted Nov 18, 2008 4:49 pm

HalikuStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008


Six of us used this climb for acclimation as part of a Haliku Adventures Climbing and Culture trip.
17 Jan 2005
A nice day hike. Very similar to climbing a Colorado 14er. The route is straight forward and easy to follow. We went up the far right side and then returned down the sand/scree path on the left. Much easier. A pack of 10 local dogs followed us up from the resort. Three even summited with us!

A detailed trip report can be found here.
Posted Nov 17, 2008 11:49 am

chicagotransplantStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008


Climbed with Chris (Haliku), Jon (RkyMtn), Kiefer, Barry and Rush as part of a nine day culture and climbing adventure in Mexico. Great acclimation peak before attempting the higher volcanoes, reminded me a lot of climbing CO 14ers in summer.
Posted Nov 17, 2008 11:03 am

BLongMalinche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2008


Great easy hike, good prep for Ixta and Orizaba. Easy to access with public transportation. The huts at the base of the hike are really nice (and pretty expensive at around $60-80 a night if I remember)
Posted Oct 7, 2008 12:04 am

ChristianRodrigueznice trekking.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007


The last of 5 volcanoes succesfully climbed in Mexico... Great country, rich culture, amazing landscape, really nice people.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 2:25 am

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

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