Volcán Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico

Prominence: 1530 m, 5020 ft

Elevation: 5213 meters, 17,103 feet

True Isolation: 17.16 km, 10.66 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Nickname/Informal: Izta
Nickname/Informal: Ixta
Highest SummitPecho
SubpeaksIztaccíhuatl - Las Rodillas (5100 m/16,732 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl - Cabeza (5090 m/16,699 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl - Los Pies (4690 m/15,387 ft)
Cerro Tehuicocone (4410 m/14,469 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl - Pico Suroeste (4200 m/13,780 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl - Pico Oeste-Suroeste (4180 m/13,714 ft)
Ilamatzin (4120 m/13,517 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl - Pico Oeste-Suroeste Lejos (4040 m/13,255 ft)
Cerro Zacatalatla (3906 m/12,815 ft)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 10' 49'' N, 98° 38' 30'' W
19.180144, -98.641569 (Dec Deg)
537684 E 2120799 N, Zone 14 (UTM)

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #14)
     Ultras of North America (Rank #336)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 239
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 220)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1984-02-24 by Frederick Johnson
     1989-04-27 by David Olson
     1993-01-14 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)
     1999-12-25 by Jan Triska
     2001-12-09 by Dennis Stewart (Unsuccessful)
     2008-03-26 by Ben Lostracco
     2009-11-19 by Adam Walker (Unsuccessful)
     2012-01-13 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2012-01-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2012-02-16 by David Howells (GPS Track)
     2014-02-19 by James Barlow
     2014-11-08 by James Stone
     2015-01-13 by Mark McCormick
     2015-02-01 by Bradley R (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2015-11-09 by Sean Caulfield (GPS Track)
     2015-12-29 by Greg Gerlach
     2016-01-12 by Dave Dunham (GPS Track)
     2016-02-04 by Stefan Messing
     2016-02-13 by Scott Larson (GPS Track)
     2016-10-19 by Alexander Schulz (Unsuccessful)
     2016-11-23 by Igor Shishkin
     2017-10-21 by Peter Stone
     2017-12-24 by Eli Boardman
     2018-02-04 by Peak Pirate (GPS Track)
     2018-12-18 by Emily Cheng (GPS Track)
     2019-11-13 by Dustin Wittmier (GPS Track)
     2019-11-13 by Alan Smith
     2020-01-17 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2021-08-08 by Tom Milliard
     2021-11-10 by Ndirish35 Ndirish35
     2021-11-25 by Kristie Drawe
     2022-11-06 by Ashley Watson (Unsuccessful)

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The northernmost of the three summits on the rim of the summit crater is the highest, edging out the southern summit. The western summit is considerably lower than the other two.
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The summit area of Iztaccíhuatl holds a large, flat snowfield at 5200 meters elevation (2012-01-13).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1530 m/5020 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1530 m/5020 ft
  Line Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
  Key Col: Paso de Cortés    3683 m/12,083 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 17.16 km/10.66 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 19.0258, -98.6267
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Volcán Popocatépetl  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica
Range5: Popo-Izta Range
Ridges/DividesAmericas Continental Divide
Drainage Basins
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Valley of Mexico
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
Topo MapHuejotzingo E14B42 1:50,000
First AscentNovember, 1889
    de Salis, James
Route #1 Snow Climb
Trailhead: La Joya 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1266 m/4154 ft
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Popocatépetl's cone at sunrise from Iztaccíhuatl (2008-03-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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From Popo and the south, Izta looks more like a normal volcano, instead of the classic "sleeping lady" profile from the west (1993-01).

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On the summit of Iztaccíhuatl with Popocatépetl in the background (2017-10-21). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Approach up Iztaccihuatl before sunrise (2018-12-18). Photo by Emily Cheng.
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Iztaccihuatl (2014-11-08). Photo by James Stone.
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Iztacchuatl seen from the campground (2022-11-06). Photo by Ashley Watson.
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