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current orizaba conditions?

Postby Dan Helmstadter » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:00 pm

anyone have any good links or beta for current snow/ice conditions?
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:45 am

I'd like to know what it is like down there.
Tough place to get info on!
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:47 am

I got some info. Through a guy who talked to some people who had just been in Mexico.
Word was the Monsoon came in and might have laid down some new snow!
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:55 am

It's sort of like talking to myself on this thread, but there is a group that will attempt a ski of Orizaba around the last week of October. They should come off the mountain the day we go up... That should be good info!
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Postby DukeJH » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:03 pm

Please post up. I leave the states 5 Nov for Izta and Orizaba. Would love to have some idea of what to expect.
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Postby wintermute » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:25 am

Leaving on the 21st for Orizaba. Please post on current conditions. I will post as soon as I return.
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Postby ScottyP » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:01 am

Cheese Relax! My experience last year was no beta till the first part of November and climbers started showing up. Then I had all the beta I needed by my trip last November 15th! It was a great trip and I a sure you will feel the same. The beta will come...
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:38 pm

ScottyP wrote:Cheese Relax! My experience last year was no beta till the first part of November and climbers started showing up. Then I had all the beta I needed by my trip last November 15th! It was a great trip and I a sure you will feel the same. The beta will come...


I can't relax because I'm not packed yet and leave on Saturday...
And I desparately need to get my post count up.
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Postby Haliku » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:50 pm

Both too funnny...

CB - after what you did on Denali this year Orizaba is a cakewalk. Call me and I can walk you through all the 'opps' issues I've dealt with there. Cheers!

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ScottyP wrote:Cheese Relax! My experience last year was no beta till the first part of November and climbers started showing up. Then I had all the beta I needed by my trip last November 15th! It was a great trip and I a sure you will feel the same. The beta will come...


I can't relax because I'm not packed yet and leave on Saturday...
And I desparately need to get my post count up.
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Postby ScottyP » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:07 am

Cakewalk! Just be careful around the crevasse at about 17,200. I almost stubbed my toe in it. :D
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:33 pm

Orizaba is in really great shape!
Three separate groups from Colorado skiied the mountain last week...

And most importantly, there are two new outhouses at Piedra Grande!
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Postby Haliku » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:53 pm

That's two more than have been there before! Congrats!

Cheeseburglar wrote:Orizaba is in really great shape!
Three separate groups from Colorado skiied the mountain last week...

And most importantly, there are two new outhouses at Piedra Grande!
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Postby DukeJH » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:00 pm

Cheeseburglar wrote:Orizaba is in really great shape!
Three separate groups from Colorado skiied the mountain last week...

And most importantly, there are two new outhouses at Piedra Grande!


That's great news! I leave on Friday....
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Postby Athos791 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:09 pm

Cheeseburglar wrote:Orizaba is in really great shape!
Three separate groups from Colorado skiied the mountain last week...

And most importantly, there are two new outhouses at Piedra Grande!


There's real outhouses at the Refugio?!? Thats awesome, should make the hut experience a little bit more comfortable this year.. For those of you who are going late season I will update conditions when I get back january 7th.
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Postby Cheeseburglar » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:06 am

Athos791 wrote:There's real outhouses at the Refugio?!? Thats awesome, should make the hut experience a little bit more comfortable this year.. For those of you who are going late season I will update conditions when I get back january 7th.


And to make the suspense even greater, I'll add this:
Our driver brought up a nice porcelein toilet seat when he came to pick us up.
I looked at it, and asked him what he was going to do with it. He said they were going to install it in one of the outhouses.
I'd love to see a picture of it installed. It may be nicer than the crapper I have in my condo.
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