Ascent of Pico de Orizaba on 2015-12-17

Climber: Josh Hayward

Date:Thursday, December 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico de Orizaba
    Elevation:5636 m / 18491 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Stayed in Mexico city for two days at 7500 feet, then went to the hut at 14,000 feet on day three and climbed to the summit early in the morning of Day 4.

7500 to 18,500 in less than 12 hours is not advised... had altitude sickness above 17,000 feet but made the summit, enjoyed it for 15 minutes and then headed down.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp

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