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BlackmouthAll Alone On Orizaba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2008


I was the only person to go up on this day. Perfect alpine conditions with a full moon lighting up the snow. Roundtrip time from the hut was 10 hours including a 30 min stop on the summit. A perfect end to a great trip!
Posted Feb 24, 2008 3:45 pm

dswinkVery satisfying
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008


A fine solo climb up the Jamapa Glacier in perfect weather with great climbing conditions.
Posted Feb 23, 2008 12:18 pm

Desert SolitaireCitaltepetl Reveries  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Desert Solitaire

1 day acclimating at the refugio, then a 4am start for a 8am summit. The labyrinth was a bit icy, the toes were a bit cold (single leather backpacking boots!), and the summit was was a bit pretty... well, very pretty actually! Good solo climb up the Jamapa... would love to climb some of the more technical routes on this beautiful mountain some day.
Posted Feb 13, 2008 11:22 am

Alan ArnetteGood Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

Alan Arnette

Nice climb up the Jampa
Posted Jan 30, 2008 2:05 pm

SheetsNice peak


Attempted the normal route. The Labrynth was icy but the mountain is really pretty chill with nice views.
Posted Jan 27, 2008 9:48 pm

Fabrice.RimlingerJamapa Classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008


Camped @ 4600m before Labyrinth.
Lot of snow and perfect weather condition.
5h to summit... strait to the top.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 6:33 am

BostonPeteJamapa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


Great climb with new buddy from summitpost (wrigleyd). Interesting country to visit.
Posted Jan 11, 2008 11:33 am

devnull4Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2006
First time over 18k'
Posted Jan 10, 2008 2:07 pm

linganaAlone on the mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2007


It was the first time that I climbed by myself, unfortunately, because my partner could not acclamatize to the altitude..
It was fun, scary, exciting, dangerous...alone...
It was fun, being with the mountain, all by myself...in a way it tested my really hard...
Posted Jan 6, 2008 12:52 pm

wrigleydJamapa Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


Excellent conditions and a great time. Went too far left on the final glacier and ended up having to traverse the rim. Hey, it was dark. :)
Posted Jan 5, 2008 1:08 am

Kenneth.aloneGood fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2007
This was my second time up, and it was good weather and a beautiful morning climb. I always enjoy seeing the Gulf of Mexico from the summit.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 9:20 pm

MountainHikerCOThe glacier has receded!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2006


This was my second time on Orizaba. The glacier has receded and as a result is steeper near the top. On the advice of Reyes we travelled a route that was to the right of the path I took last time I was there. This had us gaining the crater rim closer to the summit instead of at the low point. We got to the crater rim before dawn so we waited for the sunrise to summit. We saw a really interesting mountain shadow when we started back down.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 7:52 pm

MountainHikerCOMy first foreign climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 1993


This was my first climb outside of the US. I was one of a group of seven friends who went unguided. 4 of us summitted. The glacier was in good shape, not too hard or too soft. There was a bergschrund to step over near the top.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 7:44 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2006


Got to the top after being taken to Piedra Grande the night before. We were well acclimated after having climbed Izta 2 days before.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 9:20 am

Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2007


Finally I had chance to do it, it is by now the best climbing I´ve ever done, very challenge I had never been hiking or climbing on snow so it was a great experience...
The information on this page was very useful.
Posted Dec 18, 2007 9:50 pm

emilieJamapa Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007


not technical at all but a tough climb - the glacier just seems to go on and on. we had near perfect conditions and set a high camp at around 15.5kft for the summit bid. we acclimatized on nevado de toluca and la maliche and i felt the best ever at that altitude.
Posted Dec 17, 2007 11:41 am

UnceBanyoSkied the Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007
Dmandave and I skied from the summit of Pico De Orizaba down the Jamapa Glacier, Dave on alpine skis, me on my trusty ol' snowboard. The run ended up being 1900ft of vert. We hit a nice powderstash near 18,000ft, then icyness the rest of the way down. At one point it was icy enough that i could not keep an edge, and had to self arrest with my axe several times. All and all an AMAZING descent and the most exciting turns of my life!
Posted Dec 13, 2007 12:50 am

Moogie737Jamapa Glacier - single push  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2007


Along with 10 others from the Serac Mountaineering Club of Orem, UT, reached the summit on a cloudy, windy morning. We left the Piedra Grande hut at 1:35 am and all of us were on the summit before 9 am, but not all at the same time. Lots of west wind made for cold going on the glacier. Wonderful climb, all in all. On Tuesday all of us had summited Ixta, and that climb was a great acclimatization tool.
Posted Dec 12, 2007 1:11 pm



Have been thinking about this one for a while. Unfortunately time is not on my side. Do we get a TR :-) ?
Posted Nov 26, 2007 3:51 pm

eferesenGreat Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007


Excellent day and perfect snow conditions. The mountains gods were smiling. 7hrs up and 4 hrs down
Posted Nov 25, 2007 1:23 am

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