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Ascent of Pico de Orizaba on 2013-12-11

Climber: Darren Knezek

Others in Party:Jennifer Knezek
Mike Dorais
Jeanie Budge
Christopher Klimp
Lindsey Weaver
Lise Crawford
Jake Hunter
Beth Hunter
Phil Thomas
Matt Reeves
Mark Graham
Date:Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico de Orizaba
    Location:Mexico
    Elevation:5636 m / 18491 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Flew into Mexico City, got some rental cars, drove to Tlachichuca the first day. Stayed at The Hotel Girar, run by Geraldo. Super nice place. Payed for two nights, the ride up and down from the hut, plus two meals. It cost about $100 dollars. About half the price the other places were asking. Drove up to the hut the next day and spent the rest of the day there. The next day we hiked up to the start of the Labyrinth and walked about halfway up it. We stashed our crampons, food, axes at 15,500 and walked back down to the hut. Fell asleep for the rest of the day and then left at 1 am from the hut. Great climb with loads of people there from the army. Wonderful summit with some amazing friends!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1430 m / 4691 ft
    Route:Jampa Glacier
    Trailhead:4206 m / 13800 ft
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:12 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 



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