Pico de Orizaba Climber's Log

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Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Feb 18, 2007 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1982

Jamapa glacier  Sucess!

Had a great time on this hill and met a lot of nice people.

highice - Feb 1, 2007 5:37 pm

first OC climb

one year after getting into mountaineering, I tried this peak in my first out-of-country climb, but turned around 1000 ft from the top due to a sick buddy. it was a white-out anyway with high winds, but a great experience!

Dave S

Dave S - Jan 8, 2007 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2007

Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Just about perfect weather matched with good snow conditions made for a great day on the mountain!

weeds19

weeds19 - Jan 4, 2007 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2006

Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Perfect weather and very solid snow on the glacier helped make this a strenuous, but uneventful climb. The glacier did get a little steeper than I expected.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Dec 27, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier to Ice Needle + traverse to the summit  Sucess!

Climbed from the high camp before entering the Labyrinth in good snow/ice conditions. Descended via Ruta Espinoza to the lower section of the glacier and returned to the camp. Made it in 4 days total from San Diego to the summit and back. This is a beautiful mountain with relatively easy access, but it should not be underestimated as the potential fall on the glacier may be fatal - self-arrest is difficult.

laureljarndt

laureljarndt - Nov 20, 2006 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2004

Jampa Glacier  Sucess!

Easy way to knock off 18,000ft. After a day of acclimitizing and reconnisence we summitted from hut and back down to town in one day, but what a disappointing environment. From the trash in Mexico, to the theivery at the hut to the disgusting disregard for the 14,000 camp...very depressing, do not recommend.

phydeux

phydeux - Oct 7, 2006 5:03 pm

Nice  Sucess!

Spent Thanksgiving (USA) in central Mexico and did this via the Piedra Grande hut/Jampala Glacier with a Mexican friend from Puebla. Nice clear, calm summit day.

renogurt

renogurt - Oct 5, 2006 2:01 am

Worst Storm Ever  Sucess!

The clouds started coming in at 16,500, too cold to wait for others, so I didn't see my friends til we all met at camp 4 hours later. Went to the beach later that night.

chris_goulet

chris_goulet - Sep 30, 2006 4:26 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 1991

Route Climbed: Barranca Seca, Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Sea-level to summit human-powered solo ascent.

Bicycle/trailer ride with all my gear from Veracruz to Coscomatepec, then walked from the humid East side of the volcano, up the Barranca Seca (dry creek) and the NE slopes. This was my first 'high altitude' peak, so I followed acclimatization 'by the book' with camps at 10000', 12000', 13000', 14000', 15000' and 16000'. Other than breathing like crazy, this was an easy climb technically, with the continuous good weather. The magnificent Citlalt├ępetl volcano fueled my passion for masterpieces of mineral splendor, with its grand and exquisite multi-hued crater.

I was practicing and testing myself for Aconcagua, so after summiting and back to 16000' camp, I returned to the crater rim a couple days later and camped at 18600'. That was awesome and I felt great, so I became a high altitude junkie.

bidwelldk

bidwelldk - Sep 14, 2006 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2005

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Fantastic Trip. Spent one night camping on the way to Piedre Grande and one night @ the hut. Felt a little nauseous above 15,000', would've spent one more night @ the hut if I had to it again, but made the summit and had a great trip.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Aug 14, 2006 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 1978

Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Stormed off in 75. Returned in 78. Sr. Reyes at the Antigua Flor arranged transport. We owned the hut and mountain for several days. No crowds back then. Got a midnight start and summited on the 7th. Beautiful day, good snow/ice conditions. First peak over 14K.

TheBootfitter

TheBootfitter - Jul 31, 2006 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2005

Suffered AMS - Didn't make it...

Hiked up to about 16K the day before and felt great, but the fumes and stuffy air in the hut -- along with sleeping at 14K -- made me nauseous. Had we stuck around one more day, I feel I could have made it up, but our group opted to climb La Malinche instead.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:14 pm

Snd, The Espinozas were very nice  Sucess!

Go with the Espinozas in Chlachichuca. Very nice people to stay with.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2001

Felt like fourteen! Don't go to Cholula  Sucess!

Climbed with Dazve Thompson, Dirk Anderson, Jess Rigg, and Mike from Texas. Very cool, loved the Crater View and into Jamapa Valley. Did not love the junk crosses on the summit. The forest is said to have been much more prolific before corruption killed it. Worth the trip. Do NOT go to Cholula or you will see what religious rule can do to depress the populous. Lame... go the Vera Cruz or Ouaxaca.

BalletBoy

BalletBoy - Jul 8, 2006 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2006

Route Climbed: Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Made the Summit in one push from the Piedra Grande hut on the 14th after being turned around on the 12th due to weather. What an excellent view. Please see my trip report, titled - Feb. 14th, 2006: An awesome view of Mexico for more details and pictures about climbing this beautiful mountain.

Wandering Sole Images

Wandering Sole Images - May 16, 2006 12:54 am Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2006

Espol├│n de Oro  Sucess!

Taking the last few steps to the summit was exhilerating. There's just something about those last steps when the views open up into a 360 degree panorama. It was a perfect ending to my trip to Mexico and one more step towards reaching higher elevations. I hope to be going to Aconcagua in a not-too-distant future!

N2HiThinAir

N2HiThinAir - May 11, 2006 4:45 am

Jamapa Glacier w/ a Twist  Sucess!

Great climb. We base camped just a bit above Piedra Grande Hut to avoid New Year's crowds which never showed up. Moved to high camp and had some fun tooling around on the ice. Climb day was beau beyond description. Acclimitization did us wonders. Following beta from Senor Reyes and another guide, we went west on the lower glacier attaining the saddle and then up to the summit, rather than a direct Jamapa Glacier route. Success had been only about 15% the week or so before doing the direct route. Senor Reyes and family were great hosts.

TM

TM - Apr 10, 2006 5:53 am

multiple x  Sucess!

Fun climb all around. I love this trip. Good people (Joachin Conchola is great as an outfitter/ 4w driver.Check out Xochimilco back in town!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 14, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 1976

Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed with my friend, Charlie Brown. Nice day ... nice mountain.

atavist

atavist - Mar 2, 2006 4:29 am

A taste of Mexico  Sucess!

I made this climb while on spring break my senior year in college. I flew to DF on Friday evening, arrived at the hut on Saturday evening. I summitted on Tuesday. Having come straight from Indiana, I wasn't able to fully dodge the ill effects of altitude. On Wednesday I rode the bus to Oaxaca. I spent the rest of the week volunteering at an orphanage with a college group returning to Indiana just in time for class on Monday.

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