Looking upward.

A climber looks upward at the remaining ice route.
16,400 feet up on Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

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parky

parky - Dec 28, 2008 10:00 am - Voted 9/10

Great shot

Lovely sense of a steep pitch on what is a fairly gentle mountain. So which route is this on?

Kenneth.alone - Dec 29, 2008 9:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

Thanks,
It was lots of fun on such a gentle peak. Its located on a small series of cliffs we climbed as we left the standard Glaciar Jamapa to climb the Glaciares Orientales route.
Thanks, Kenneth

parky

parky - Dec 31, 2008 5:41 am - Voted 9/10

Re: Great shot

Ah, I wondered if it was - it looked somehow familiar. Unlike you, we didn't ascend the rocks, though we did make a traverse between the two couloiurs of the Glacier Este/Orientale as we went round the crater rim recently. It involved a bit of a climb down, but it looks like you had much icier conditions than we found.
http://www.summitpost.org/image/470397/150192/pico-de-orizaba-traverse-of-crater-rim.html
Cheers

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