Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 2. march 2002
Beautiful weather, great views, no special equipment or anything required. We didn't do Malinche as an acclimatization to Iztaccihuatl but as a "chillout" after it :-) The only thing i hated was the camp, being "trapped" in a cage-style resort with tons of people. Next time i will take my tent up to where the forest ends and enjoy the silence.
Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: December 30, 2001
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.