Climb Stats

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

Pico de Orizaba Summit above the Clouds


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) ASL 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. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.