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Mexico volcanos and guides

Hi everybody,
has anyone used explore-share.com to hire a guide and can share their experience?
We are looking into hiring a guide for Pico de Orizaba. Suggestions?
Also, we were thinking to hike first 2 or 3 mountains between: Malinche/Izta/Sierra Negra/Nevado de Toluca.
Any favorite or less favorite among those? (Or even, other suggestions?)
And last: is it reasonable to hope to get around without a car?
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Quick Summit of Orizaba

I'm wondering if it is possible to do an Orizaba trip in only a few days. Most of the guided trips take 7-10+ days total. I just don't have that much vacation time to spare and I'm not too interested in doing the "culture" thing.

Is it possible to do something like fly in, drive to the trailhead, sleep at high camp, summit the next day, then fly out the third day?

I live ...
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Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Cerro Barra Honda summit: any info?

Hi folks,
Looks like we will be doing a Kessel Run out to the coast at Samara, but hope to catch the caves and possibly the summit of Cerro Barra Honda in Barra Honda National Park (under a time crunch). It sounds like there is a trail to the top of Cerro Barra Honda, but there doesn't appear to be any clear information out there on the web. From what I've gathered appears there's a ...
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mexic,pico de orizaba

in period
October 25 to November 8
I will be in Mexico City
where you go to Pico de Orizaba
someone wants
join me
in this expedition
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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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