Ascent of Nevado de Toluca on 1991-11-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, November 22, 1991|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Bus|
|Peak:||Nevado de Toluca|
| Elevation:||15354 ft / 4679 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI set out at 8:30 am and traversed south toward the Pico del Fraile. The trail ran out and I did not care to cross the Cañada del Oso to get to the long west-south-west ridge of P. Fraile.
I decided to go straight up and ridge run over to P. Fraile. The ridge run was more troublesome than I expected, more thin ridges. I got up the P. Fraile at 2:00 pm and then ridge ran back north, debating whether to climb Pico del Aguila. Along the way a rock smashed my right pinkie finger.
I made it up the P. Aguila after 4:00 pm. Both Picos were cloud-enshrouded. Both Picos are narrow on top and P. Aguila is quite a rock. I headed straight down the mountain on lousy footing. Two thunderclaps made me anxious. I got back to the Albergue at 6:18 pm, as it started to get dark.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3149 ft / 959 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3149 ft / 959 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Gain on way in:||3149 ft / 959 m|
| Route:||Bushwhack towards and straight up|
| Start Trailhead:||Albergue 12205 ft / 3720 m|
| Time:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3149 ft / 959 m|
| Route:||over to Pico del Aguila, then straight down west-n|
| End Trailhead:||same as start point 12205 ft / 3720 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 18 Minutes|
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