Ascent of Sierra Negra on 2016-01-13

Climber: Dave Dunham

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Sierra Negra
    Elevation:12960 ft / 3950 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 5 in Mexico (01/13) – I woke up with a headache and the sound of rain coming down in buckets. Al was also still sick so we hung out until 10am then hit the road. Our goal was the 31st highest peak in North America. It rained the entire way and as we drove up the access road and gained altitude it soon turned to snow. There was a few inches of snow on the ground where we parked (12,300’) and I was nervous about getting the car down after we hiked. We went a mile (12,950’) and Al decided he really had no energy. I was glad to hear that, I was very worried about the car going down the snowy road. Our 2 mile hike took us 43 minutes and we creeped down the road until we got below the snow/rain line. We drove to Tlachichua and got lodging and guide for Orizaba at Servimont. We got a pretty good deal, the only thing we didn’t get were the meals which were very expensive ($25). A night’s lodging was only $10, and that included hot showers and a big room for arranging gear. There was only one other guy staying so we pretty much had run of the place. Al went to sleep and I headed out for my 4 mile run (at 8,600’).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:660 ft / 201 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:Snowline  12300 ft / 3749 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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