Volcán Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico

Prominence: 1530 m, 5020 ft

Elevation: 5213 meters, 17,103 feet

True Isolation: 17.16 km, 10.66 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Nickname/Informal: Izta
Nickname/Informal: Ixta
Highest SummitPecho
SubpeaksIztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas (5100 m/16,732 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Cabeza (5090 m/16,699 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Los Pies (4690 m/15,387 ft)
Cerro Tehuicocone (4410 m/14,469 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Pico Suroeste (4200 m/13,780 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Pico Oeste-Suroeste (4180 m/13,714 ft)
Ilamatzin (4120 m/13,517 ft)
Iztaccíhuatl-Pico Oeste-Suroeste Lejos (4040 m/13,255 ft)
Cerro Zacatalatla (3906 m/12,815 ft)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 10' 49'' N, 98° 38' 30'' W
19.180144, -98.641569 (Dec Deg)
537684 E 2120799 N, Zone 14 (UTM)
This peak has 2 other candidate high point areas:
AreaElevationMap NameMap View
Main Summit5213
South Summit5212
East Summit5213

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #14)
     Ultras of North America (Rank #328)
     Ultras of Mexico (Rank #24)
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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Mexico's Volcanoes (Secor)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 171
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 177)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-02-24 by Frederick Johnson
     1989-04-27 by David Olson
     1993-01-14 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)
     1999-12-25 by Jan Triska
     2001-12-09 by Dennis Stewart (Unsuccessful)
     2008-03-26 by Ben Lostracco
     2012-01-13 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2012-01-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2012-02-16 by David Howells (GPS Track)
     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)
     2015-11-09 by Seán Caulfield (GPS Track)
     2015-12-29 by Greg Gerlach
     2016-01-12 by Dave Dunham (GPS Track)
     2016-02-13 by Scott Larson (GPS Track)
     2016-11-23 by Igor Shishkin
     2017-10-21 by Peter Stone
     2018-02-04 by Brandon Boulier (GPS Track)
     2018-12-18 by Emily Cheng (GPS Track)
     2020-01-17 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)

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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: 1530 m/5020 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1530 m/5020 ft
  Line Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
  Key Col: Paso de Cortés    3683 m/12,083 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 17.16 km/10.66 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 19.0258, -98.6267
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Volcán Popocatépetl  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica
Range5: Popo-Izta Range
Ridges/DividesAmericas Continental Divide
Drainage Basins
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Valley of Mexico
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
First AscentNovember, 1889
    de Salis, James
Route #1 Snow Climb
Trailhead: La Joya 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1266 m/4154 ft
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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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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Iztaccihuatl (2014-11-08). Photo by James Stone.
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On the summit of Iztaccíhuatl with Popocatépetl in the background (2017-10-21). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Approach up Iztaccihuatl before sunrise (2018-12-18). Photo by Emily Cheng.
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