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Mountain Name(s): Pico de Orizaba, Citlaltépetl     Geology: Please update
Elevation: 5636.07 m / 18491 ft     Snow line: Please update
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Location: Mexico     Isolation: Please update
Latitude/Longitude: 19°1'49.375''N
-97°-16'-5.074''W
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Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Please update
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Pico de Orizaba volcano (Volcán Citlaltépetl) is a large active stratovolcano, Mexico's highest mountain and the highest volcano of North America. It is located at the southern end of Citlaltépetl–Cofre de Perote Volcanic Range, and the only volcano in this area with historic activity.
Historical eruptions have consisted of moderate explosive activity and the effusion of dacitic lava flows. The latest eruption of the volcano were in 1545, 1566, 1630 and 1687.
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  • ORIZABA MOUNTAIN GUIDES

    Orizaba Mountain Guides or OMG is an adventure guiding service led and operated by Roberto “Oso” Flores Rodriguez (in Spanish, “Oso” mean “the bear”). Having led countless expeditions to the Mexican volcanoes and classic peaks in the Andes, Oso has more than 18 years of guiding experience. Based in Zoapan, Tlachichuca, and Mexico City, OMG gives participants the chance to experience the beauty and challenge of climbing Mexico’s volcanoes: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl, Malinche and Nevado de Toluca. During each trip with us, you will discover and learn about our culture and customs at historic museums, colonial cities, and pre-Hispanic ruins, including Teotihuacan, Cholula, Xochitecalt , Cacaxtla, and Cantona. Our philosophy is to offer very personalized service by hosting small groups and achieving a high rate of success, while following and maintaining the highest safety standards. We have the experience of having led hundreds of expeditions with climbers from all over the world. Our climbing itineraries can be designed for all levels of activity and ability, from beginner to advanced climber. We have everything you need to experience the adventure of a lifetime. COME WITH US AND LIVE THE ADVENTURE!!!

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