Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

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.
 

Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby Athos791 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:03 pm

Hey Everyone,
I'm heading back to Citlaltepetl January 2011 and was curious who else was going? Always nice to meet fellow SPers on the mountain. Im doing a new acclimation program this time around that involves essentially climbing it from Tlachichuca rather than taking a 4-wheel up to the refugio. Anyone on here done it in this method? Let's hear your plans!

Cheers,
Luke
User Avatar
Athos791

 
Posts: 82
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:40 am
Location: Colorado, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby NateE » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:28 pm

I am going to Mexico from Dec 12-22, with climbs of Iztaccihuatl and Orizaba.

Update: I met a few people who started from the base of the mountain rather than being dropped off at the hut. They seemed to have a good experience. The camping on the way up looked nice. In retrospect, I would have liked to earned the entire mountain rather than just the top half.
Last edited by NateE on Thu May 10, 2012 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User Avatar
NateE

 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:24 pm
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby Euroclimber » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:39 pm

I know this is a long way off (I'm a planner) but I'm going this time next year November 2011:

The plan is to fly into Mexico City and climb volcanoes for 10-12days. Pico De Orizaba is the goal but want to bag other volcanoes to acclimatize to the altitude beforehand (La Malinche and Iztaccihuatl). If there is time I would also like to visit the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico City. Right now I'm going solo, but if anybody would like to join me for all or even part of the trip PM me :)

Rich
User Avatar
Euroclimber

 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:52 pm
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby atavist » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:48 pm

Teotihuacan is worth a stop. I missed it I first trip through Central mexico but got it second time around. Still missed the bullfight though.
User Avatar
atavist

 
Posts: 304
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:38 am
Location: Puxi, China
Thanked: 8 times in 7 posts

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby Euroclimber » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:04 pm

baumann_pat wrote:Teotihuacan is worth a stop. I missed it I first trip through Central mexico but got it second time around. Still missed the bullfight though.


Yes as much as I love being up in the mountains I would like to get some culture out of the trip aswell...any opinions on renting a car?

I know people don't recommend it, but I also want to be able to get from place to place as easy as possible and not worry about taxis and buses to find. If I was to Climb La Malinche first I would have to get a bus from Mexico city to the local town then taxi to the trailhead (including getting a taxi pickup the next day or evening) then all the way back to Mexico city...then bus to Iztaccihuatl, taxi to trailhead (and arrange pickup next day) then bus back to mexico city and all the way to pico de orizaba. Just sounds like to much travel time and no fun...where I could get directly to where I want to be by car and I do have a good gps...
User Avatar
Euroclimber

 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:52 pm
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby mstender » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:31 pm

Euroclimber wrote:I know this is a long way off (I'm a planner) but I'm going this time next year November 2011:

The plan is to fly into Mexico City and climb volcanoes for 10-12days. Pico De Orizaba is the goal but want to bag other volcanoes to acclimatize to the altitude beforehand (La Malinche and Iztaccihuatl). If there is time I would also like to visit the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico City. Right now I'm going solo, but if anybody would like to join me for all or even part of the trip PM me :)

Rich


Hey Rich, I wanted to PM you but for some strange reason your profile page does not come up properly on my computer right now. Could you send me a PM so I can try to reply to you?

Thanks, Matt.
User Avatar
mstender

 
Posts: 224
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:40 pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby Athos791 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:16 pm

Euroclimber wrote:
baumann_pat wrote:Teotihuacan is worth a stop. I missed it I first trip through Central mexico but got it second time around. Still missed the bullfight though.


Yes as much as I love being up in the mountains I would like to get some culture out of the trip aswell...any opinions on renting a car?

I know people don't recommend it, but I also want to be able to get from place to place as easy as possible and not worry about taxis and buses to find. If I was to Climb La Malinche first I would have to get a bus from Mexico city to the local town then taxi to the trailhead (including getting a taxi pickup the next day or evening) then all the way back to Mexico city...then bus to Iztaccihuatl, taxi to trailhead (and arrange pickup next day) then bus back to mexico city and all the way to pico de orizaba. Just sounds like to much travel time and no fun...where I could get directly to where I want to be by car and I do have a good gps...


Just a small FYI, I don't have personal experience with the bus system to Izta as I've never climbed it, but I believe there is a bus you could get from Izta straight to puebla then on to Tlachichuca, so you shouldn't have to go all the way back to Mexico City then to Tlachichuca. Sounds like a great trip! I will be on Orizaba for my second time this January 6-14 so if you have any questions pertaining to Orizaba feel free to ask.

Luke
User Avatar
Athos791

 
Posts: 82
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:40 am
Location: Colorado, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

The following user would like to thank Athos791 for this post
Euroclimber

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby splattski » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:31 pm

Athos791 wrote: I believe there is a bus you could get from Izta straight to puebla then on to Tlachichuca


We did this, taking buses from Amecameca to Puebla, then on to Tlachichuca. The buses in Mexico worked great, plus were cheap and comfortable. No problem carting big loads of gear.
Trip report: http://www.splattski.com/2008/mexico/index.html
User Avatar
splattski

 
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:04 am
Location: McCall, Idaho, United States
Thanked: 57 times in 45 posts

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby graham » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:47 pm

Hola SPers,
I just got back from our little Mexico volcano trip (Nov 6-14) and everything went very smoothly and we tagged all 3 volcanoes as we had planned. We used OMG (Orizaba Mountain Guides) to drive us around and work out any permit/reservation/hut/hostel issues. El Oso and Maribel took really good care of us and we felt very safe on the whole trip. No water, GI issues or kidnapping/murder attempts to report……

I’m still adding captions, but here’s some photos for the time being
La Malinche (~14,650’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 4434_syQ9d

Izta (~17,200’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 5031_q8Zc6

Orizaba (~18,400’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 8594_cuGek

Mexico pyramides
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 5258_sBJEr

Mexico City sight seeing around the Reforma Ave area
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 7452_ZbsZ5

Cheers,
RickG
User Avatar
graham

 
Posts: 477
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:51 pm
Location: Irvine, California
Thanked: 10 times in 8 posts

The following user would like to thank graham for this post
splattski

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby Euroclimber » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:53 pm

graham wrote:Hola SPers,
I just got back from our little Mexico volcano trip (Nov 6-14) and everything went very smoothly and we tagged all 3 volcanoes as we had planned. We used OMG (Orizaba Mountain Guides) to drive us around and work out any permit/reservation/hut/hostel issues. El Oso and Maribel took really good care of us and we felt very safe on the whole trip. No water, GI issues or kidnapping/murder attempts to report……

I’m still adding captions, but here’s some photos for the time being
La Malinche (~14,650’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 4434_syQ9d

Izta (~17,200’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 5031_q8Zc6

Orizaba (~18,400’) photos
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 8594_cuGek

Mexico pyramides
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 5258_sBJEr

Mexico City sight seeing around the Reforma Ave area
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2010/M ... 7452_ZbsZ5

Cheers,
RickG


Wow! What an awesome trip you had! The pictures are great and actually helped a lot with filling in some details....looks like the hut on orizaba has been fixed up too! Congrats on bagging all three peaks. The places you visited outside of climbing looked great and something I would definitely like to see aswell.
User Avatar
Euroclimber

 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:52 pm
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Orizaba 2010/11 Who's Going?

Postby logikal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:27 pm

Hey,
I have recently returned from Mexico as well. We tagged Izta, Orizaba, and La Malinche. I found the public transportation to be just fine and very cheap. We also spent some time in Mexico city doing some touristy stuff and experiencing some of the culture.

You can view some pictures here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/mberry41/Mexico2011

If you have any questions regarding logistics or anything feel free to PM me.

Good luck and have fun! Mexico is awesome!
`Matt
User Avatar
logikal

 
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:43 am
Location: Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
Thanked: 14 times in 2 posts

The following user would like to thank logikal for this post
graham


Return to Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.