Pico de Orizaba Climber's Log

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msihl - Oct 29, 2008 3:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

Route climbed: Jamapa glacier  Sucess!

Me and Christoph took an AU bus from Puebla to Tlachichuca, stayed one night at the Servimont climbing lodge and drove to Piedra Grande hut the next day. We slept there one night after climbing up to 4550 m to leave our tent at the first camp. The next morning we carried supplies (15 l water) to the campsite and scouted the route up to 4900 m. We returned to the camp and slept on 4550 m. On summit day we left camp at 1.30 am and reached the summit via the Jamapa Glacier normal route at 7 to 7.30 am just in time for sunrise. The views and the crater are beautiful! We spent an hour at the summit and returned to camp around 11 am, took a little nap and returned to the hut in time for our scheduled 2pm pickup to return to Tlachichuca. Perfect weather and snow conditions!


BLong - Oct 6, 2008 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Orizaba  Sucess!

Great climb and a great way to end a hiking spree through Guatemala and Mexico!


ChristianRodriguez - Sep 7, 2008 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2007

Camping over Jamapa Glacier  Sucess!

Me and my guatemalan team decided to make a camping area over the Jamapa Glacier to save time. We sleep over 5000 mts and went for the summit next day. From 5000 mts to 5750 mts we spent 3 hours. Great views, sky totally clear.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Aug 25, 2008 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

Thanksgiving  Sucess!

2nd time is the charm.


amcke004 - Aug 20, 2008 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2008

FUN  Sucess!

Fun climb uo the Jamapa Glacier. First big climb was alot of fun. Servimont is the best!


gbrill - Aug 5, 2008 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2008


Didn't make it to summit due to poor planning logistically. Made it to the crater rim about 500 ft below the summit and proposed to my fiance.


TripoliRick - Jul 2, 2008 2:46 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 1989

Last of the Big 3

This was the third of the big three volcanoes we did (Popo and Ixta). The hut was interesting but got to the top quicker than expected (thanks to the previous two ascents). Has to be one of the easiest big mountains there is (as are Popo and Ixta). Two days before at our hotel in Pueblo someone spray painted "Yankees Go Home" out side. We later found out Reagan had just invaded Panama. Other than that, we loved the country, food, and the people. And I got to spend Christmas eve in Mexico City.


camartinez - Jun 9, 2008 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2007

Orizaba Video Experience

If you want to see what is Orizaba all about with images and videos all together you have to watch the video on you tube...
HereĀ“s our experience on last december 2007.



StumblingBear - May 20, 2008 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 1973

A Grand Climb  Sucess!

It took 3 attempts to reach the Piedra Grande Hut from Tlachichuca. Rain storms had kept us back and we finally hiked the last few miles from where the jeep could no longer make progress. By time we reached the snow and stopped to put on crampons my feet were colder than they have ever been. A Mt Travel grooup was ahead of us so it was not difficult following the route and staying out of trouble. We made the summit and it was astounding. We got to enjoy the view for some time before heading back down. No altitude problems and I felt fine after returning to the hut. A Grand climb indeed!!


mmcguigan - Apr 27, 2008 12:17 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007

Awsome Climb  Sucess!

Best climb so far. Classic peak with a terrific reward at the top. We skipped the Labyrinth and went straight up to the foot of the glacier. Challenging but worth the effort.


PocketsOfBlue - Mar 27, 2008 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2007

Great experience though a bummer

Attempted the peak with five friends in January 2007. A combination of poor acclimatization, routefinding difficulties and leadership problems caused us to top out at around 16k feet on a ridge well away from the glacier, where we were forced to turn around. Trip report here: http://www.aleclalonde.com/articles/2007/2


astrobassman - Mar 21, 2008 4:21 pm

Cold day.  Sucess!

Only group to make it up that day...everyone else turned around due to high winds and cold. Very satisfying.


snowflake - Mar 21, 2008 3:52 pm

Jamapa  Sucess!

Tagged along with a couple of guys from Mexico City when my partner turned back. Great views. Learned to stop bringing PowerBars up to altitude because mine was frozen solid.


rleclair - Mar 5, 2008 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008

First 5600 Meter!

Great climb up the Jamapa Glacier and first time in the higher elevations other than Colorado's 14ers! Loved it and the experience!


Blackmouth - Feb 24, 2008 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2008

All Alone On Orizaba  Sucess!

I was the only person to go up on this day. Perfect alpine conditions with a full moon lighting up the snow. Roundtrip time from the hut was 10 hours including a 30 min stop on the summit. A perfect end to a great trip!


dswink - Feb 23, 2008 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

Very satisfying

A fine solo climb up the Jamapa Glacier in perfect weather with great climbing conditions.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Feb 13, 2008 11:22 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Citaltepetl Reveries  Sucess!

1 day acclimating at the refugio, then a 4am start for a 8am summit. The labyrinth was a bit icy, the toes were a bit cold (single leather backpacking boots!), and the summit was was a bit pretty... well, very pretty actually! Good solo climb up the Jamapa... would love to climb some of the more technical routes on this beautiful mountain some day.

Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette - Jan 30, 2008 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

Good Climb  Sucess!

Nice climb up the Jampa


Sheets - Jan 27, 2008 9:48 pm

Nice peak

Attempted the normal route. The Labrynth was icy but the mountain is really pretty chill with nice views.


Fabrice.Rimlinger - Jan 15, 2008 6:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008

Jamapa Classic  Sucess!

Camped @ 4600m before Labyrinth.
Lot of snow and perfect weather condition.
5h to summit... strait to the top.

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