Iztaccihuatl Climber's Log

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bcrowell2 - Jan 12, 2014 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2014

fun  Sucess!

Fun climb of the Arista del Sol route with Rich Kim. Day hike from Altzomoni. Seems to me that the crux on this route is the "knees" -- we found these confusing to navigate through, and ended up sketched out in a couple of places. A scenic and varied route.

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 27, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2013

glorious climb   Sucess!

a great acclimatization climb for orizaba. Encountered a lot more snow that we expected, but posed no problems. Generally an enjoyable and non technical climb/hike in the high altitude

vanman798

vanman798 - Dec 4, 2013 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013

November 30, 2013  Sucess!

Dropped off at La Joyita, November 29, 2013. Spent the evening at the run down hut, "slept" on the picnic table. Hiking by 3:00 am. Got to hut by 6:00 am, and summit by 10:15 am. Returned to La Joya by 3:30 pm. Scenic hiked. No need for crampons or axe.

Deb

Deb - Nov 30, 2013 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2013

La Arista del Sol  Sucess!

Cold with lots of low clouds, then eventual graupel pummeling on descent. I truly enjoyed doing most of this volcano solo and passing lots of men. HAHA! More fun than Orizaba for sure! "Easy" day hike with great snow conditions, never even put on crampons but I saw plenty of guys who did.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Sep 15, 2013 9:14 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2007

Windy  Sucess!

Sporting the biggest shiner ever. I was sprinting to get out of the way of a rolling rock, fell face down and came up with one big bad black eye.

B-Grooms

B-Grooms - Mar 23, 2013 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2013

Success  Sucess!

This was my first summit on a trip climbing Ixtaccihuatl and El Pico de Orizaba in 9 days. Great climb, a lot different than Orizaba, nice approach to high camp at 15,000 ft. Beautiful country, got acclimated on a hike and sleep at 10,000 ft two nights before on La Malinche. Great climb. Popo was giving a show the entire time with rumbling and smoke throughout the days.

ncst

ncst - Dec 12, 2012 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

Solo up Ayoloco glacier  Sucess!

Took the bus Saturday morning from Puebla to Cholula, from there the combi to Xalixintla. After walking for an hour with some pilgrims (they walk to Basilica Guadelupe in Mexico city) I got a ride to paso de cort├ęs. Then walked to La Joyita (2h), from there to the refugio a the bottom of the glacier (5h). Next morning up the glacier on to the summit (3h), down the arista del sol. Lots of people on the mountain, great weather, great shots of Popos fumarolas.

donutslayer

donutslayer - Nov 14, 2012 2:55 pm

Great climb  Sucess!

I managed to the volcano after talking a few students from Cuenavaca to rent a car with me. Everyone hiked up to the hut and I went on to the summit the following morning. It was a great climb with a beautiful night skyline of DF's lights.

jmarkham

jmarkham - Nov 14, 2012 2:22 pm

Iztaccihuattl  Sucess!

Fantastic last climb of the three big volcanoes including Popo and Orizaba. We had to fast head down to avoid lightning from an incoming storm.

Daria

Daria - Sep 22, 2012 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011

del Sol  Sucess!

Bad case of altitude sickness, but managed to pull through. Very pretty place. Climbed before Orizaba

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 21, 2012 12:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012

La Arista del Sol  Sucess!

Took 3 days...packed into the Grupo de los Cien hut and camped. Climbed to the summit and camped again before heading out. After Pico de Orizaba this peak was easy lol!

cab

cab - Mar 5, 2012 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2012

La Arista del Sol  Sucess!

Left the Grupo de los Cien hut at 2am under cloudless and windless skies. The routefinding up to the knees was a little tricky in the dark, but not too bad - just look for paint marks and cairns. We used crampons and axes right from the hut.

From the knees the route was relatively straightforward although we were breaking trail since no one had been up since the last storm.

I really enjoyed this climb since it's so different than the standard volcano slog for thousands of feet up a snowfield or glacier. Great views of the city lights on the way up and the sunrise from the summit. This was our second climb of the trip after La Malinche and before Pico de Orizaba.

mreiter1

mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Success  Sucess!

Standard Route

hunterslee

hunterslee - Oct 23, 2011 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2010

Long Traverse  Sucess!

Great views of Popo and of Orizaba in the morning. We were a little ambitious with our aclimatization so by the time we completed the traverse we all had symptons of altitude sickness...good learning experience for all. We should have stayed at the hut but opted to do the longer trek from the parking lot, hence we had a 17 hour day.

BrianChase

BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 4:56 pm

La Arista del Sol

just shy of summit.... popo was smoking away in the early dawn, just amazing

jck

jck - Mar 23, 2011 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

La Arista del Sol  Sucess!

After few days on Orizaba climbing Ixta was a kind of pleasure. Hiked from Paso de Cortez up to 4600 meters and camped in a tent below the hut. Next day climbed to the top as the first climbers that day: nice views, very strong wind (made my camera frozen).
Not knowing which one is the highest climbed all the three possible 'true' summits.
Got drunk in Amecameca that day.
Climbed with Radek (brade).

Deschamps

Deschamps - Feb 3, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

First 5000er!  Sucess!

This Volcano is amazing, nothing like other volcanos or mountains! When you are approaching you can truly see the shape of the sleeping woman (the true meaning of Iztaccihuatl is "White Woman"). I got some AMS because of the change of altitude. We drove all night from Monterrey City which is at 500mts AMSL (and about 1000km away) and by 7pm of the next day we were camping at 4,700mts AMSL so I got the head ache of my life, had to drink a lot of water and relax with the beautiful sight of Puebla at night. By 5am we started walking to the summit and got there at 10:30am, there was barely no ice on the way, just a few meters on the "belly" glacier but it has almost no slope (our guide didn't even wore crampons...). It's a shame that this glacier it's almost gone, if I ever have sons I would love to take them there but I'm afraid there won't be any ice left.

logikal

logikal - Jan 11, 2011 9:23 am Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011

A New Year  Sucess!

A beautiful day with great friends. This was part of a new years assault on the Mexican volcanoes from Dec. 30 - Jan 10. This was the last of the 4 volcanoes we targeted on the trip. It took us roughly 12.5 hours as we got lost above the Grupo los Cien hut during the night and winded up on some class 4 and lower class 5 terrain. Needless to say we were relieved once we found the regular route after some sketchy climbing on loose rock high up on the knees.

tb00957 - Nov 28, 2010 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2010

Iztaccihuatl  Sucess!

Great view. Stayed overnight at the hut at 15k. Makes the summit easier. Still a long way on the ridge.

graham

graham - Nov 17, 2010 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2010

Izta hike via Hut #19  Sucess!

Hiked up & down the standard route via Las Ciens hut 19 (between the feet and the 1st knee). Took us about 12 hours for the around trip from the radio/TV station hostel. Beautiful views!

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