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Orizaba in the wet season

Postby snoop » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:24 pm

I am new to high altitude adventure and I am curious what it would be like to climb this mountain in June. Do I need to be cautious about storms and lightning? Any advice would be grateful.

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Re: Orizaba in the wet season

Postby Muddeer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:42 pm

We were there end of Sept., beginning of Oct. few years back. We didn't see any big storm, but got continuous drizzling rain. Plenty of snow on the crater - http://www.summitpost.org/orizaba-crater-rim/180786 . The mountain won't be crowded at all; but the road to the hut may not be passable even with 4wd, so you may have to do more walking as we did.
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