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StumblingBearA Grand Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 1973


It took 3 attempts to reach the Piedra Grande Hut from Tlachichuca. Rain storms had kept us back and we finally hiked the last few miles from where the jeep could no longer make progress. By time we reached the snow and stopped to put on crampons my feet were colder than they have ever been. A Mt Travel grooup was ahead of us so it was not difficult following the route and staying out of trouble. We made the summit and it was astounding. We got to enjoy the view for some time before heading back down. No altitude problems and I felt fine after returning to the hut. A Grand climb indeed!!
Posted May 20, 2008 9:27 pm

mmcguiganAwsome Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007


Best climb so far. Classic peak with a terrific reward at the top. We skipped the Labyrinth and went straight up to the foot of the glacier. Challenging but worth the effort.
Posted Apr 27, 2008 12:17 am

PocketsOfBlueGreat experience though a bummer
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2007


Attempted the peak with five friends in January 2007. A combination of poor acclimatization, routefinding difficulties and leadership problems caused us to top out at around 16k feet on a ridge well away from the glacier, where we were forced to turn around. Trip report here: http://www.aleclalonde.com/articles/2007/2
Posted Mar 27, 2008 4:08 pm

astrobassmanCold day.  Sucess!


Only group to make it up that day...everyone else turned around due to high winds and cold. Very satisfying.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 4:21 pm

snowflakeJamapa  Sucess!


Tagged along with a couple of guys from Mexico City when my partner turned back. Great views. Learned to stop bringing PowerBars up to altitude because mine was frozen solid.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:52 pm

rleclairFirst 5600 Meter!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008


Great climb up the Jamapa Glacier and first time in the higher elevations other than Colorado's 14ers! Loved it and the experience!
Posted Mar 5, 2008 4:38 pm

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

utclimberJamapa Glacier  Sucess!
Pretty cool getting to 18,000 feet with a single day of climbing.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 7:34 pm

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

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