Mexico Mountaineering 2010 :: Part 3 - Iztaccihuatl
About the Trip
Orizaba has been on my list pretty much since I started climbing. After hearing about it from my friends Mary and Gage, I figured I had to check it out myself. This was a great trip and even if I did get a chance to summit, I would still probably come back; but more on that later!
Note that this trip is basically broken into 4 parts, Mexico City and Teotihuacan, La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, and Orizaba. I've done my best to break out each into it's own separate peice where applicable, but in my opinion, this itinerary was paerfect and doing this as 1 trip is truly ideal.
- While you can just go and climb Orizaba by itself, the best way to climb it is to use time and the other prominent peaks to help build up your acclimitazation. This gives you the best chance at knocking of this beast of a mountain. The Plan and Cost page details the itinerary and our costs for the trip.
- As always, I have included a Gear List for this trip. This list is specifically geared at Orizaba. The other mountians we climbed have their own lists for them. Keep in mind, conditions vary so plan accordingly.
- Not sure anybody is interested in my Trip Log except for me, but here it is in case you are.
- For a little bit of Info on Orizaba, you can go here. Mexico is an amazing place so if you haven't already gone there, make it a point to.
- Check out the Photo Gallery for pics from the trip.
Mexico Mountaineering 2010 :: Part 1 - Mexico City and Teotihuacan
Mexico Mountaineering 2010 :: Part 2 - La Malinche
Mexico Mountaineering 2010 :: Part 4 - Orizaba
About the Guide - Quest
I first visited Quest when I was a Junior in College. I went with our Student Government as part of the training and team building weekend. Once I got on the high ropes course, I was hooked. I was so intersted I started talking to the guides and found out that they offered extended trips open to non students. If you are interested in beginning in outdoor sports, I would recomend them as good way to get your first exposure.
QUEST is an outdoor adventure and recreation program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania serving students and the general public. Quest offers outdoor and educational courses, mostly at the beginner and intermediate level, in Pennsylvania, the United States, Africa, South and Central America and Europe. People of all ages and backgrounds participate. Many courses are in response to organizations who ask them to design special outdoor experiences for them. Brought to prominence by Roy Smith, the man responsible for bringing Outward Bound to higher education in the late 60’s, and now led by his long time associate Brett Simpson, Quest is a great way to get introduced to outdoor sports.
To find out more information about quest, go to http://quest.bloomu.edu or just give Brett a call.