Just now remembered that I loaned out my ice ax to a friend years ago for a Mexican volcanos adventure and its been to the top!
Unfortunatley for me, your axe has also been higher on this mountain than me. :- ) Maybe next time....
One of the nicest pics I've ever seen of Orizaba reminds of one I saw at a restaurant in Tlaxcala that the owner had taken in similar conditions. Cheers.