Orizaba

Summit reached 17:10 – 05 March 2013

Unguided
Logistics Company: Servimont

Orizaba, at 5,636 meeters. 18,491 ft. is one of the Volcanic Seven Summits. It is the highest volcano in North America, highest peak in Mexico, and third highest peak in North America.

Route: Jamapa Glacier from camp near Piedra Grande Hut

El Pico de Orizaba attracts large number of international climbers every year. There are many routes for approaching and climbing the volcano, and many people attempt it, mostly during the period from October to March. The most frequented route begins from the base camp Piedra Grande Hut via the Jamapa Glacier. Piedra Grande Hut Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4,270 m (14,010 ft) above sea level; it is a great place to stay or acclimatize to the high altitude. Wiki

My Summit Shot:

Orizaba Summit

Orizaba Summit

With climbing buddy Todd Gilles:

Myself and Todd Gilles Orizaba Summit Thumbs Up

Myself and Todd Gilles Orizaba Summit Thumbs Up

Showing that I did it with running shoes and aluminum crampons:

Running shoes and aluminum crampons for Orizaba

Running shoes and aluminum crampons for Orizaba

Orizaba fun and games: hula hoop

Orizaba Tracking through Spot Connect:

About Charles Miske

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