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Mex Volcanoes - Orizaba - Izta- late Nov 07


Posted by dswink on Sep 21, 2007
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Activity Details

Dates: Nov 15, 2007 through Dec 2, 2007
Location: Mexico
City or Place: Volcan Pico de Orizaba
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Mountaineering
Partner Status: Want Partners


I am looking for partners to climb Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl, La Malinche and Nevado de Toluca from November 15 to December 2, 2007.

Planned itenerary:
11/15 - Arrive Mexico City at 12:30 p.m. Catch bus from airport to Toluca and spend the night in a hotel.

11/16 - Take taxi to Nevado de Toluca. Spend day with easy acclimatization climbing on Nevado de Toluca. Return to hotel in Toluca.

11/17 - Take bus to resort at La Malinche. Spend night at resort hut.

11/18 - Climb La Malinche. Take bus to Amecameca. Spend night at hotel.

11/19 - Climb to hut on Normal route on Izta. Spend the rest of the day hiking and then camp at hut.

11/20 - Summit Izta via Normal route and descend to hut. Traverse to Ayoloco hut and spend the night.

11/21 - Summit Izta via the Ayoloco Glacier route, descend to La Joya, and then return to the hotel in Amecameca.

11/22 - Take bus to Puebla and then on to Tlachichuca. Stay at Senor Reyes' hostel.

11/23 - Take cab to the village of Hidalago, and then begin hiking through the park towards the Piedra Grande hut. Camp in the park.

11/24 - Hike to Pierdra Grande hut. Climb through the Labyrinth and return to the hut for the night.

11/25 - Climb to the base of the Jamapa Glacier and build camp. Spend night at camp.

11/26 - Summit Orizaba and return to Piedra Grande to catch a ride to Tlachichuca. Stay at Senor Reyes' hostel.

11/27 - 11/29 Travel to hut on south side of Pico de Orizaba and climb via Ruta Sul or Ruta Directa- Espinazo.

11/30 - 12/1 - Weather days - If not needed, travel to Teotihuacan to see the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.

12/2 - Fly Home at 5 PM

I have booked my flight, so the start and finish dates are firm (for myself) but the rest of the trip is still quite flexible. I would be open to folks joining for any part of the trip. I would prefer to do a "getting aquainted" climb in the US with anyone wanting to go up Izta or Orizaba.

I speak enough Spanish to travel and have fun in Mexico.



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