Volcán Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico

Prominence: 1540 m, 5053 ft

Elevation: 5220+ meters, 17,126+ feet

Approx. Isolation: 17.51 km, 10.88 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5220 - 5240 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
Alternate Name(s)Izta; Ixta
Highest SummitPecho
SubpeaksIztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas (5100 m/16,732 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Cabeza (5080 m/16,667 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Los Pies (4700 m/15,420 ft)
Ilamatzin (4120 m/13,517 ft)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 10' 49'' N; 98° 38' 29'' W
19.180153, -98.641463 (Dec Deg)
537695E 2120800N Zone 14 (UTM)
This peak has 2 other candidate high point areas:
AreaElevationMap NameMap View
Main Summit5220(+20)
South Summit5218
East Summit5218

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #14)
     Peaks with Most Individual Summiters-Outside USA (Rank #20)
     Most Ascended Peaks-Outside USA (Rank #27)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #61)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Mexico's Volcanoes (Secor)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-02-24 by Frederick Johnson
     1991-02-12 by Jonathan Wunrow
     1993-01-14 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)
     1995-05-05 by Tim Boelter (Unsuccessful)
     1999-12-25 by Jan Triska
     2001-12-09 by Dennis Stewart (Unsuccessful)
     2007-01-02 by Christian Rodriguez
     2008-03-26 by Ben Lostracco
     2009-11-19 by Adam Walker (Unsuccessful)
     2012-01-13 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2012-01-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2012-02-16 by David Howells
     2014-02-19 by James Barlow
     2014-11-08 by James Stone
     2015-01-13 by Mark McCormick
     2015-02-01 by Bradley Reese (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (82 total)

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The summit area of Iztaccíhuatl holds a large, flat snowfield at 5200 meters elevation (2012-01-13).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1540 m/5053 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1580 m/5183 ft
  Line Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
  Key Col: Paso de Cortés    3680 m/12,073 ft
Isolation17.51 km/10.88 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Volcán Popocatépetl  (S)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica
Range5: Popo-Izta Range
Drainage Basins
Pacific Ocean

Valley of Mexico
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
First AscentNovember, 1889
James de Salis
Route #1 Snow Climb
Trailhead: La Joya 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1273 m/4177 ft
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Other Photos

From Popo and the south, Izta looks more like a normal volcano, instead of the classic "sleeping lady" profile from the west (1993-01).

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Popocatépetl's cone at sunrise from Iztaccíhuatl (2008-03-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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