Ascent of Volcán La Malinche in 2010-12

Climber: David Howells

Others in Party:Neus Folch
Date:December, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán La Malinche
    Elevation:4419 m / 14501 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A great six hour day on La Malinche. Starting from the IMSS area, hike through the woods onto the mountain proper before a bit of a scree slope ascent with some scrambling to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1461 m / 4793 ft
    Elevation Loss:1461 m / 4793 ft
    Distance:12.4 km / 7.7 mi
    Grade/Class:Easy hike and scramb
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot sunny day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1461 m / 4793 ft
    Distance:6.2 km / 3.9 mi
    Route:Normal from IMSS cabins.
    Trailhead:2958 m / 9708 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1461 m / 4793 ft
    Distance:6.2 km / 3.9 mi
    Trailhead:2958 m / 9708 ft
    Time Down:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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