La Malinche Climber's Log

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Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

2nd time  Sucess!

My knees healed from '05 but getting over a month long case of Moctezuma's revenge which saw me loose 10 kgs, I came back here with cousin-in-law Sabino Telesforo Montiel from Yolotepec, Hidalgo. Cloudy and cold and kicked me in the gut but we made the top and then down to our family in the warm cabin ($US90, slept 9) below to our awaiting families.


Curtissimo - Dec 13, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1998

alias Malintzi(n) or Matlalcueye  Sucess!

climbed with Stephen Wilcox & Tom Straub of New Haven, CT. lots of school girls on top, who huddled with us for photos & warmth ;)


Kiefer - Nov 20, 2008 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Hiked this bugger as part of Haliku Adventures w/Chicagotransplant, Haliku, Rkymtn and two non-SP'ers.


rkymtn - Nov 18, 2008 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

This was an acclimatization climb with chicagotransplant, Haliku, Kiefer Thomas and two non SPers prior to Pico de Orizaba. It was a fun climb with good weather and views. One of the most memorable aspects was the dog that befriended us on the way up.


Haliku - Nov 17, 2008 11:49 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Six of us used this climb for acclimation as part of a Haliku Adventures Climbing and Culture trip.
17 Jan 2005
A nice day hike. Very similar to climbing a Colorado 14er. The route is straight forward and easy to follow. We went up the far right side and then returned down the sand/scree path on the left. Much easier. A pack of 10 local dogs followed us up from the resort. Three even summited with us!

A detailed trip report can be found here.

chicagotransplant - Nov 17, 2008 11:03 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed with Chris (Haliku), Jon (RkyMtn), Kiefer, Barry and Rush as part of a nine day culture and climbing adventure in Mexico. Great acclimation peak before attempting the higher volcanoes, reminded me a lot of climbing CO 14ers in summer.


BLong - Oct 7, 2008 12:04 am Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2008

Malinche  Sucess!

Great easy hike, good prep for Ixta and Orizaba. Easy to access with public transportation. The huts at the base of the hike are really nice (and pretty expensive at around $60-80 a night if I remember)


ChristianRodriguez - Sep 8, 2008 2:25 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007

nice trekking.  Sucess!

The last of 5 volcanoes succesfully climbed in Mexico... Great country, rich culture, amazing landscape, really nice people.


Katekat - May 2, 2008 9:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2008

La Malinche  Sucess!

That was harder walk for me, my first over 4000m. Amazing views on both sides and me and my boyfriend were the only people here. Pico de Orizaba and Popo with Izta were just performing themselves.


astrobassman - Mar 21, 2008 4:17 pm

Loved this mountain...  Sucess!

Very nice weather after coming from Colorado in winter. Great mountain on its own...doesn't need to be just an acclimatization climb. Be sure to eat at the restaurant at the meal of the entire trip.


dswink - Mar 9, 2008 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2008

Acclimatization climb  Sucess!

I was the only climber on the mountain on this day. Very pleasant acclimatization climb for Izta and Orizaba.


tws - Jan 30, 2008 9:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2007

Route Climbed: Standard  Sucess!

Started at sunrise and reached the summit by noon with 4 dogs from the Centro Vacacional - they kept me company the whole way. There were clear views and it was surprisingly hot on top (the slopes around the summit were still quite snowy)


MountainHikerCO - Jan 27, 2008 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2008

Acclimation Climb  Sucess!

This was an acclimation climb for doing Iztaccihuatl a few days later. I recommend this approach for doing the higher volcanoes. Trip report here:


Fabrice.Rimlinger - Jan 15, 2008 6:43 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2007

Nice hike  Sucess!

... just before heading back to a memorable Mexican new year's party in Puebla.
Great view over Izta, Popo and Orizaba.


emilie - Dec 17, 2007 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2007

Normal  Sucess!

Great acclimatization hike with some fun bouldering at the top. Makes for a long day but it's fun. We were hiking up with a pack of dogs and maybe a hundred pilgrims (for the festival of Guadalupe). It was pretty funny that we had all our nice gear, food, and plenty of water while these pilgrims were huffing and puffing in jeans and sneakers carrying liters of coke in their hands and heaving pictures and statues of Guadalupe on their backs!


mattnoland - Dec 16, 2007 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2000

quite some time ago  Sucess!

I summited Malinche with a friend of mine in 2000 for acclimitization prior to attempting Orizaba. Unfortunately my friend slipped in the ash slope leading up to the ridge on the way down and broke his knee. He had to walk all the way down on it. We never made it to Orizaba that year.


chilkoot - Aug 7, 2007 12:03 am

Woof woof  Sucess!

Four of us hiked to the summit trailed by our new cainine acquaintance. We were passed by a couple of locals in jeans and flannel shirts (later no shirts) drinking homemade hootch out of Mason jars. Great warm-up for Orizaba.


Peak_Bagger - May 15, 2007 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2005

Fun one  Sucess!

Good warm up to the others. I made it solo in 6hrs RT from the trailhead at the park. Shared the summit with a stray dog.


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1996

Trash and Sombreros  Sucess!

Good training for the three big volcanoes, or anything else. Fat mexican women on summit in sandals and sombreros made us feel a little overprepared. We entertain ourselves by picking up discarded trash bags and filling them with trash found in the forest on the way down. Arrive and guard station, 3 guys, 6 full bags of trash. Guard laughs and refuses to allow us to throw it away there. We hang onto it until we return to out hotel room. I am thankful most areas of the US have a different mentality about these things.


TheBootfitter - Jul 31, 2006 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005

Normal Route  Sucess!

Tried a couple of days earlier, but lost the trail in a white-out. Beautiful, cloudless skies on this day, though!

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