Summit! Orizaba from Catherine: pictures, emotions (admiration and regret) and evaluation
Catherine made a successful ascent on Orizaba together with our guide Israel:
The summery – the climb up for 8.5 hours!!!! The descent is 3.5.
Almost no other climbers here, that is plus, of course, incredible. I'm on the glacier already looked at this beauty and I thought – well, where it is? Where is my snowboard?? The snow quality was perfect! I wish snowbording from the top!
But overall, a great mountain! Beautiful. We really were lucky with the weather. On Friday there was just a hell here...
It's definitely harder then Kili and Elbrus...
Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépeti), at 5700 m (18,707 ft) Mexico's highest mountain, lies on the border with the state of Puebla about 30km/19mi north of Orizaba. It is best climbed from its west ... read more »