Climbing to extreme altitudes is usually associated with months-long expeditions, windswept base camps, and hefty price tags. But our next-door neighbor, Mexico, hosts some of the world’s finest high-altitude volcanoes that are attainable by climbing for mere days above town! At 18,491 feet (5,636 meters), Pico de Orizaba is the third highest mountain in all of North America, and sits over a thousand feet taller than High Camp on Denali. However, it takes us just a few days to reach the summit of this “Mountain of the Star,” after a carefully prepared regiment of acclimatization on a lower, but still lofty, summit. This is the perfect prep for Rainier, Kilimanjaro, Denali, and even peaks in the Himalaya!
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a custom trip to climb Pico de Orizaba.