The Pico de Orizaba, or Citlaltépetl, is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It rises 5,636m (18,491ft) above sea level in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla. The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct with the last eruption taking place during the 19th century. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.


Location: Mexico
Altitude: 5,636m / 18,490ft
Date Summited: February 4th, 2004
Guiding Company: Self Guided
Guides: n/a
Climbing Partners: Jeff Strite, Jose Rionda

Pico de Orizaba Summit

Pico de Orizaba Summit above the Clouds