Pico de Orizaba

The Pico de Orizaba is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It is located in the eastern end of the Eje Volcánico Transversal mountain range, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla. The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct; the last eruptions occurred in 1687. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Pico de Orizaba is ranked 7th in the world in topographic prominence. The peak is one of three volcanoes that contain permanent snow and glaciers in Mexico. The summit and its surrounding foothills are part of a national park. There are many routes for approaching and climbing the volcano.

Pico de Orizaba SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by ddubon

24 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Dec 21, 2012. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Pico de Orizaba

  • ddubon
  • chris
  • jmitch421
  • ffred
  • tsturges
  • bmannlein

Routes Used trails & approaches

55% Normal Route

44% Jamapa Glacier


SNAPSHOTedit info


18,491 ft / 5,636 m


16,148 ft / 4,922 m

Height Rank Range

Eje Volcanico Transversal


México, Mexico

Summited by

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  • ddubon
  • adrianballinger
  • nmontelli
  • chris
  • susanjoypaul
  • SenadR
  • Christopher
  • Nei
  • ChrisMeloche
  • jmitch421
  • ffred
  • ianbrogden

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