Elevation

18,491 ft / 5,636 m

#1 in Puebla

#1 in Mexico

Prominence

16,148 ft / 4,922 m

#1 in Puebla

#1 in Mexico

Summits

51 summits

#1 in Puebla

#1 in Mexico

Top climbing months

January   20%

December   18%

November   18%

Most climbed route

Normal Route

Highlights

  • Pico de Orizaba is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico, and the 3rd highest in North America.
  • Located in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla.
  • Currently dormant but not extinct; the last eruptions occurred in 1687.
  • 2nd most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Ranked 7th in the world in topographic prominence.
  • One of three volcanoes that contain permanent snow and glaciers in Mexico.
  • The summit and its surrounding foothills are part of a national park.
  • Many routes for approaching and climbing the volcano.
14 summits • 9.3 km • 1,420 m gain • 7 hr 54 min
1 summit • 19.2 km • 1,371 m gain • 11 hr 27 min
1 summit • 5.3 km • 566 m gain • 5 hr 51 min • Class 2

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