Volcanoes of Mexico

Climb Volcanoes of Mexico

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In the heart of Mexico, about 800 miles south of the United States border, rise the third and seventh highest mountains in North America. El Pico de Orizaba (also known as Chitlalcotepetl, 18,850 feet) and Iztaccihuatl ("Izta," 17,343 feet) rise impressively above the central plateau. These two ascents are by far the most attractive climbs in Mexico.

Physical conditioning

Details below provided by AAI.

Climbers should have successfully completed an AAI training course or have had a strong performance on an equivalent climb. Climbers must be able to carry an average of 50 pounds or more, be physically and mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes and have basic knowledge of progression on snow and ice, self-arrest, crevasse rescue and glacier travel.




18,850 feet and 17,343 feet

Guide service:

Alpine Ascents International (AAI)

Fundraising Total:

$10,000 USD