Ascent of Pico de Orizaba on 2012-03-31

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Jeff Lage
Victor Zaragoza
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pico de Orizaba
    Elevation:5636 m / 18491 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mexico City (elevation 7,316)
Tlachichuca (elevation 8,620)
Piedra Grande Hut (elevation 13,976)

03/31 - Summit Day

1:15am Leave Piedra Grande climbers hut
1:13pm Reach Summit
1:31pm Leave Summit
6:55pm Arrive back at climbers hut
7:10pm Leave hut
9:15pm Arrive in Tlachichuca
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Jeff & Ken on Summit (2012-03-31). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1377 m / 4515 ft
    Route:Jamapa Glacier
    Trailhead:Piedra Grande Hut  4259 m / 13976 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy

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