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ScottRe: Altitude correction


Voted 10/10

If you are interested:

No matter where you are, guides will probably usually use the highest elevation available.

Anyway, it is 100% certain that Orizaba is around 18,400-18,500 feet rather than 18,700 feet as some older sources state. SRTM data confirms this and 18,700 is for sure an error. The latest Mexican topographic survey puts the peak at 18,409, close to the height listed on this mountain page. SRTM, topographic surveys, and the figure posted on the mountain page are all fairly close.
Posted Aug 22, 2007 2:35 pm

CoraxRe: Altitude correction


Hasn't voted

Posted Aug 22, 2007 3:35 pm

CurtissimoRe: Altitude correction


Hasn't voted

5610 meters (18,406') is the number now officially issued by the Mexican government (INEGI) as well as Secor and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Wikipedia uses 5636 M (18,491').

Posted Oct 30, 2009 6:48 pm

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