Volcán Popocatépetl, Mexico

Prominence: 3033 m, 9951 ft

Elevation: 5413+ meters, 17,759+ feet

True Isolation: 142.62 km, 88.62 mi
Alternate Name(s)Popo
Highest SummitPico Anáhuac
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 1' 21'' N, 98° 37' 41'' W
19.02254, -98.628014 (Dec Deg)
539146 E 2103363 N, Zone 14 (UTM)
State/ProvinceMéxico (Highest Point)
Morelos (Highest Point)

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #10)
     Mexico State High Points (Rank #3)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #17)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #88)
     World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high (Rank #33)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #5)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #119)
     Ultras of North America (Rank #17)
     Ultras of Mexico (Rank #2)

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 44
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 47)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1979-01-02 by Petter Bjørstad
     1987-04-24 by David Olson
     1989-01 by Rob Hiemstra
     1989-04-29 by David Olson
     1990-01-11 by Paul McClellan
     1991-01-15 by Eric John Behnke
     1991-02-08 by Jonathan Wunrow
     1992-01-23 by John Havranek (Unsuccessful)
     1993-01-13 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)

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The white snows of Popo rise above Tlamacas Lodge, in this picture from before the recent eruptive cycle began in 1994 (1993-01).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3033 m/9951 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3053 m/10,016 ft
  Line Parent: Pico de Orizaba
  Key Col: Erúndia    2380 m/7808 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 142.62 km/88.62 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 19.03, -97.2733
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico de Orizaba  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica (Highest Point)
Range5: Popo-Izta Range (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsBalsas (HP)
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl (Highest Point)
First AscentOctober, 1520
    de Ordaz, Diego
Route #1 Snow Climb: Las Cruces
Trailhead: Tlamacas Lodge (Paved Road) 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1466 m/4810 ft
Distance (one way): 4.99 km/3.1 mi
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Popocatépetl's cone at sunrise from Iztaccíhuatl (2008-03-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Dan Sherman, Shelley Rogers and Richard Carey at the summit hut, January 18, 1993 (1993-01-18). Photo by Richard Carey.
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