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Regional discussion and conditions reports for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Mexico Climbing Partners section.

Mexican Volcanoes December

My son and I will be in Mexico between December 17-January 1 if anyone wants to join us for some volcano climbs.

Planned climbs are Iztaccihuatl, La Malinche, Cofre de Perote, and Orizaba. If time is available, Colima, Paricutin, and Ajusco could also be climbed. Rafting is also possible.

I expect the cost of the trip (without the rafting) to be around $500 plus airfare. We're planning on using public transport, budget hotels, and not ...
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Orizaba - New DGPS Altitude 2016

I summited Orizaba on 7th March 2016, the day before the crevasse incident mentioned in the post below. I broke my own trail, as snow the previous evening had covered any existing tracks. The route from my GPS is below, overlaid onto Google Earth imagery. I saw only two very narrow crevasses, barely big enough to get a boot in.

On the summit I ran a Trimble 5700 DGPS unit - the same one I ...
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Large Orizaba Crevasse--Normal Route (Jamapa Glacier) Large Orizaba Crevasse--Normal Route (Jamapa Glacier)

I am writing to inform the community about a large crevasse on Pico de Orizaba. The Internet says that the crevasses are very small: "A few fingers wide" "couldn't fit a chihuahua into it" "0.5 to 1 foot" etc. I took this advice to heart and started up Orizaba solo on February 8, 2016. At 18100 feet, I broke through apparently solid surface and fell 8 meters to the floor of a great crevasse. The ...
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Pico de Orizaba trip and conditions Dec 18-23 Pico de Orizaba trip and conditions Dec 18-23

took a great trip to Orizaba with my father before Christmas. seemed like there was a lot less snow and ice on the mountain than there is normally, not going to complain. conditions were great and the place was not crowded at all (summit on a Tuesday).

watch the adventure in 4K and ENJOY! :) :o

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Ayoloco glacier, Mexico?

Is their a reliable water source near the Ayoloco hut?
Is the hut in halfway decent shape for sleeping in?
We'll need crampons, not just microspices, yes?
Can we rent a stove in Amecameca?

We're 6 people going down next week to climb Ixta by this route, and descend the normal route.
Thanks in advance!!
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Weather on iztaccihuatl


My friends and I will be hiking iztaccihuatl in the middle of march for spring break, and we were wondering what the temperature on top of the mountain is during this time, and furthermore what sort of hiking gear will be necessary?

Thanks in advance.
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Ixta and Orizaba - February 2016

Is anybody interested in climbing Mexican Volcano in Feb 2016?
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Help us build two new climbing gyms in Chiapas, Mexico!

Hi all!! We have launced an indiegogo campaign to rebuild two new climbing gyms in Chiapas, Mexico as unfortunately we had to close due to high rent. However we have found a couple of rent-free places in Tuxtla Gutierrez and San Cristobal and we a prepared to build again! We are offering some great perks and prizes, such as a tshirts, stickers, climbing guides, your name or logo on our climbing wall, sponsored memberships for ...
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Cerro Chirripó - Reservations

Has anyone recently went through the reservation process to climb Cerro Chirripó? I know it can be a nightmare but I'm getting some conflicting info. I also hear there is an in-country agency now that will get everything in place for a fee of course. I don't want to be stuck for 3 days waiting to get a permit. We'll have 12 days in Costa Rica the end of Dec. Thanks.
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Costa Rica with kids


We're going to Costa Rica. Our children are 12 and 10 and we're a fit and active family.
In general looking for any other advice and cool tips for family adventures in Costa Rica.
Thinking of climbing Cerro Chirripo - is it a suitable climb for kids who have only previously climbed our British peaks, albeit quite a lot of them?
Where's the best place to stay in Tortuguero? And how long do you ...
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