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Parka for Orizaba

Postby mtvalley » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 am

Has anyone who climbed Orizaba in December needed a belay parka, or would a midweight down or synthetic do the trick? Something like an OR Chaos or MH Compressor.
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Re: Parka for Orizaba

Postby splattski » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:07 pm

IIRC, for us it was in the 'teens near the top, just before the sun really came up. Medium-weight down parka, heavy mitts, and warm boots made our trip very pleasant.
Can't say what temps you might hit, nor how cold you run.

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Re: Parka for Orizaba

Postby JB99 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:02 am

I had a warm summit day but was happy to have a medium-weight down jacket (MH Subzero). My wife waited at the bottom of the glacier while a friend and I went for the summit and she wouldn't have been able to hang out for a few hours without her down.
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