Travel Mountaineering and Alpine Expeditions
Our mountaineering trips have included ascents of peaks in Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. Our next trip is to Orizaba in December 2017. We also offer custom trips for groups to various peaks in the Western Hemisphere.
Start 2018 with an adventure that you will remember for a lifetime! Join us in Mexico for an attempt on Pico de Orizaba, the highest peak in Mexico. At 18,491 feet, it is the highest volcano in North America, and the third highest peak of any kind in North America after Denali and Mount Logan. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, and the volcano is also ranked 16th in the world for topographic isolation. Pico de Orizaba is one of only three volcanoes in México that continue to support glaciers and is home to the largest glacier in Mexico, Gran Glaciar Norte. Expect excellent quality equatorial climbing suitable for both talented beginners and intermediate climbers.
Day 1 Fly to Mexico City/bus to Tlachichuca/accommodations Saturday night
Day 2 Rest acclimate/gear sort and prep/accommodations night
Day 3 4x4 transport to 11,000ft camp
Day 4 Hike from 11K camp to Piedre Grande hut @ 13,800ft
Day 5 Active acclimatization day. Snow school/skills review
day 6 Summit day/afternoon transport to Tlachichuca
Day 7 Alternate summit day(weather)/afternoon transport to Tlachichuca
Day 8 Transport to Mexico City/flights home(afternoon or evening flights required)
Scott Perkins will be the head guide on this trip. An experienced guide, he has hundred sof alpine ascents to his credit. More information here. Additional guides may be added as needed depending on interest and team size.
Value priced at $2000. This includes guiding fees, instruction, group equipment (tents, stoves, ropes etc), accommodations in Tlachichuca, meals while at camp and hut, 4x4 transport, and transport to/from airport.
***10% Discount if paid in full before Dec 1.
You will provide your own airfare, meals/drinks in town, personal items (clothing, boots, sleeping bag and pad, etc).