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Pico de Orizaba (Volcan Citlaltepetl)  Puebla/Veracruz   #10655
Ranges: North America Ranges / Mexican Ranges

Height: 5636 m -> 18491 feet
Prominence?: 4926 m above Summit Lake Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Logan (5718.8 km away, at bearing 335 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Logan (5719.0 km away)

Location:   19.03000,-97.27000     19:01:48, -97:16:12   14Q 682072 2105043 (97 km E of Puebla).   AreaCode: BJ97/AC37
First Ascent: 1848 William Raynolds and 4 other American soldiers
Orizaba from Tlachichulca
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Puebla . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Puebla . This peak is #1 on the Height List for Veracruz . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Veracruz .Orizaba is the highest mountain in Mexico and 3rd highest in North America after Mount McKinley and Mount Logan. It's located about 200 km east of Mexico City on the border between Puebla and Veracruz provinces. A rapidly receding pocket glacier located on the north side of the mountain offers an easy route to the summit.

Frequent bus service from Mexico City (TAPO bus terminal) runs east to the industrial city of Puebla. From there, another bus runs to the village of Tlachichuca, the normal staging point for Orizaba. Several reliable outfitters in Tlachichuca offer accomodation and 4-wheel drive rides to the Piedra Grande, a stone hut located at 4200 m on the north side of the mountain.

Name Notes: The Aztec name for this mountain is "Citlaltepetl" which means "Star Mountain". The last known eruption occured in 1846.

Trips within 1 km
74 2002.11.11 El Exito en el Pico de Orizaba (Standard Route - Jamapa Glacier) Route Alex Joseph

2004.06.07 Summit Lake is the pass Robin Tivy

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
26 Orizaba from Tlachichulca Ray Borbon
16 Pico de Orizaba - Standard Route North Side Alex Joseph
14 Pico de Orizaba - Standard Route from the Hut Alex Joseph
12 Pico de Orizaba - Upper Standard Route - Jamapa Glacier Alex Joseph