Success On Orizaba

Solo on the summit (18,490 feet), 7:30 AM, November 16, 2009.

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Redwic

Redwic - Nov 24, 2009 3:20 pm - Voted 10/10

No snow?

There looks like hardly any snow in the photo. What was the terrain like near the summit?

gimpilator

gimpilator - Nov 24, 2009 4:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: No snow?

There was snow everywhere except along the very crater rim-top. I've seen it like that before on some other volcanic summits. I have some more photos of the rim and crater which I should have posted later today.

Curtissimo

Curtissimo - Nov 24, 2009 3:25 pm - Hasn't voted

same question

surprised how little snow there was versus when i was there. was it really cold or not too bad?

gimpilator

gimpilator - Nov 24, 2009 4:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: same question

Well, on the way up I was wearing two pairs of socks, wool pants and shell pants, liner shirt, fleece, down coat, outer shell, liner gloves, insulation gloves, face mask, and a beanie cap under my helmet. I was still cold. The only other time I wanted to climb while wearing a down coat was on Kilimanjaro. Take a look at this photo

EastKing

EastKing - Nov 28, 2009 2:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: same question

Now that is cold! Luckily it was clear! Great job Gimp!!!

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