Photos of Pico de Orizaba North Face Trail

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 4,301 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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8 months ago

I climbed the peak unguided yesterday. It was beautiful. We had a group of seven guys in fairly good shape. From the hut, it took us 7 hours to the top and 4 hours coming down. The first 2/3 of the hike is dirt and rock with some scrambling and then glacial travel for the last 1/3. Most people do not rope up, but crampons and an ice axe are a must. There are multiple trails through the Labyrinth below the glacier. When coming down, I recommend tracking the trail so that you can follow it on the way down. Also stick to the trails on the left when you are in the Labyrinth. We used summitorizaba. com for our accommodations and the lodging and transportation was fantastic.

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