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This glaciated volcano offers a challenging climb for experienced climbers.

This glaciated volcano offers a challenging climb for experienced climbers.

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We were a party of 2 and used Summmit Orizaba, which is pricey but makes the trip very convenient, and the family is a joy to meet. They provided a place to stay, meals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were a party of 2 and used Summmit Orizaba, which is pricey but makes the trip very convenient, and the family is a joy to meet. They provided a place to stay, meals, experience and advice, and a ride up the nasty road up to the huts. You really do need a 4x4 to make it all the way... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Mexico City on Dec 27th and tried to drive up to the hut in a Toyota Yaris. We got pretty close to the tree line but the mud made it pretty difficult and then when we made it to the hut the next day we saw a few other areas we may have had trouble with. We... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Used Summit Orizaba and their excellent thee day all inclusive package. 1:25am start from the Hut got our slow team over the Jalampa Glacier to the summit by 10:30am. Hard slogging but nothing technical or dangerous unless your dumb enough to fall un-roped and not self-rescue. And if that's probable, hire a guide or don't go. Summit views of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We booked with OMG and I will say that they were top notch all the way. Roberto has set up a fantastic outfit to safely give you all you hope for. Safety is number one, his guides are great, Juan was magic, he was fantastic. The guides are climbing almost everyday so they give each other reports coming right off... More 

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7 Thank Catherine V
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

When you are over 5,000 meters above sea level and watch the sunrise, it just will leave you breathless. It's the tallest mountain/volcano in Mexico and 3rd in North America. Basically there are 2 ways to get to the different refugees and start climbing. Consider to stay at least one night to begin ascension at 2 or 3 am to... More 

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5 Thank Aarón G
brecon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Pico De Orizaba I am an experienced UK mountain leader, hiker and climber and in addition I spend a lot of time out in Latin America, especially in gorgeous Mexico. Firstly El Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) or simply ‘Pico’ is a striking stand alone volcano situated in the Western state of Veracruz about a five hour drive from Mexico City.... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

Serious hike. but lucky with awesome weather and amazing views! recommend going with a guide since they are knowledgable and will know more about the mountain than you. it is truly an experience of a lifetime climbing the 3rd tallest mountain of North America. You start off at the Stone hut where you can camp out and get some rest/... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

This was one of the best experiences of my life. I did it without preparation. It was magic. I walk all the way to the refuge with all my gear alone, lost hope, found hope with a cool guy who was looking for a buddy and made it to the top and back down. It was awesome! You can find... More 

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World
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Excellent place to spend a few days hiking and climbing! The surrounding area is significantly flatter so the views at every point of the mountain are great. Take a few extra days to get acclamatized because 6k meters is no joke. The southern slope has no snow and is therefore a harder climb over scree and loose boulders. But the... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

This is one of the richest areas in Mexico.. in more ways than one... It abounds in natural beauty and it is also a very comercially rich area; with fertile soil and a tropical feel, just about anything will grow and flourish here. Because there is money here , real estate is dearer , comercial rents higher and this combines... More 

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