Overview

Range Name(s): Orizaba Massif, Массив Орисаба, Ситлалте́петль, Orisaba, Citlaltepetl     Geology: Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 5 636 m / 18 491 ft     Snow Line: 4 800 m / 15 748 ft
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 12 miles / 20 km
Location: Mexico: Puebla, Veracruz;     Average Width: 15 miles / 9 km
Activity Type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing     Latitude/Longitude: 18°51'5.958''N
-97°-6'-18.022''W
;
Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Benito Juárez International Airport, Mexico (MEX);
National Park(s): Pico de Orizaba National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Tlachichuca; Puebla; Mexico City;

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Orizaba is ranked 7th in the world in topographic prominence. It

is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after

Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Regionally dominant, Pico de

Orizaba is the highest peak in Mexico and the highest volcano in

North America; it is also the third highest peak in North America

after Mount McKinley and Mount Logan.

El Pico de Orizaba attracts la
rge number of international

climbers every year. There are many routes for approaching

and climbing the volcano.
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DESCRIPTION

Orisaba massif has 4 sub peaks. The most dominant - Pico de

Orizaba is the highest mountain un the country, and it

constantly covered by an ice cap consisting of several glaciers.

The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct with the last

eruption, taking place during the 19th century.

LOCATION

Located in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt,

on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla.

North America, Mexico: Veracruz, Puebla

  • 5 636 m / 18 491 ft
  • 2 people climbed it

North America, Mexico: Puebla, Veracruz

  • Orizaba
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Nov - 31 Mar
  • Moderate 
  • 2 people climbed it

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• It is the only historically active volcano in the area.

 

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