Ascent of Volcán Iztaccíhuatl on 2015-12-29

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Kathy Rich
Laura Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán Iztaccíhuatl
    Elevation:17126 ft / 5220 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, our group drove up to the La Joyita trailhead, then backpacked up to the Refugio Hut and set up our tents. The next day, we day hiked the peak via the class 2-3 standard route, then climbed Iztaccihuatl-Las Rodillas on the way back to the hut. Later, we backpacked out to the vehicle at the trailhead. Also, trip stats include ascents of both peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4800 ft / 1462 m
    Extra Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Standard route/south ridge
    Trailhead:La Joyita trailhead  13026 ft / 3970 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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