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Mexico

Orizaba (18,400 feet)
El Pico de Orizaba is Mexico's highest mountain and the third highest mountain in North America, only Mt McKinley and Mt Logan stand taller. We climb the standard Jamapa Glacier route or the Ruta Espinoza variation with spectacular summit day views of the Gulf, the Mexican countryside and the two other mexican giants: 17,930ft Popocatepetl and 17,160ft Iztaccihuatl. We base out of the Piedra Grande hut at 13,800ft but make a higher biviuac at almost 16,000ft at the base of the climbing route.

A straightforward climb, Orizaba is one of the most accessible high altitude peaks anywhere and a great mountain to experience moderately high altitude climbing. A well thought out and proven acclimatization schedule ensures your safety and the greatest possibility for a successful climb.

Detailed itineraries, conditioning guidelines, packing lists, and references are available on request.

Itineraries are subject to change based on weather, route conditions, and team strength.

Atlanta Alpine Guides will make every effort to keep members informed and allow them to participate in much of the decision making process, however, SAFETY is our number one priority when climbing. Atlanta Alpine reserves the right to remove team members or turn team members back from a climb that are judged by guides to be physically or mentally unfit, who through action or inaction cause a dangerous situation, or through their actions or behavior undermine team strength or safety. Decisions regarding safety are made for everyones benefit, they are not negotiable and are to be followed immediately and without question.

Group discounts are available. Please contact us for more information.