Climb the ultras of Mexico. Includes all "ultra" peaks in Mexico with at least 1,500 m prominence. These 27 peaks are scattered widely around Mexico and lie in 15 Mexican states.


Highest peak

Pico de Orizaba

18,491 ft / 5,636 m

Most prominent peak

Pico de Orizaba

16,148 ft / 4,921 m

Most summited peak

Pico de Orizaba

43 summits

Most difficult peak

Pico de Orizaba

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 2 peaks

Top climbing months

December   17%

August   16%

March   15%

"Summitted Sunday Feb 21 2016 at 10:15 am. Perfect day. Leaving super early (before dawn) was a great idea - thanks Max Becker. My first summit. More to follow. Incredible view - I guess they're all like this?" - Nevado de Toluca, jackcampbell, Feb 20, 2016
"Snow covered the north face of Cerro Botella Azul that made the descent into the canyon hard and dangerous. The climb to Picacho del Diablo is a 'scrambler heaven'. Hard 3 days of fun!" - Picacho del Diablo, Nei, Mar 14, 2015
"I stayed overnight at Hotel Charly's (160 MXN) in Tlaxcala. I took a bus (every 20 mins; 12 MXN; 30 min) to Apizaco, then a colectivo (8:30 AM; 20 MXN; 40 min) to the IMSS Vacation Centre Malintzi. The hike up was approx three hours. Weather was broken cloud cover in the morning, temp 10 C, increasing cloud cover during the day becoming mostly overcast, several layers of clouds, with embedded nearby thundershowers, and occasional light precipitation, but torrential showers once I returned to the vacation centre at 3 PM. There were traces of snow at higher elevations, and visibility was as " - La Malinche (Matlalcueitl), mclarjh, Jul 25, 2012
"I took the bus in the afternoon to Ciudad Guzman and then to El Fresnito from where I walked up to the park entrance in about 4,5 hours. Slept at one of the cabins there (187 pesos) and went up the next day to the summit in about three hours. Great views of Volcan del Fuego! I then also climbed to the north summit, which is a bit of a rock climb. I went down Los Tubos back to El Fresnito, nice lush forest. Saw nobody else on the mountain the two days except the rangers." - Nevado de Colima, ncst, May 21, 2012
"Me and my partner had the hut to ourselves and woke up at 1am and were hiking by 1:40. The first part of the hike went well and we were at the Jampa glacier by around 4:45. The wind was howling as we started climbing and my fingers and toes were going numb from the cold. At that time I had a bit of a spell and started to feel ill. I could hear the sound of eggs sizzling around my head as I started to sweat and feel hot. We made the decision to descend to the bottom of the glacier and wait for the sun to rise and reevaluate my condition after some rest. We anxiously waited for the sun as " - Pico de Orizaba, Yosemike, Mar 16, 2012