Elevation: 18,491' (5,636 m) Last eruption: 1846
First ascent: 1848 Prominence: 16,148' (4,922 m)
Mountain range: Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
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T h e C i t y
El Pico de Orizaba (known as Citlaltépetl which means Star Mountain) is a striking volcano. From the west it towers over the town of Tlachichuca in the form of a beautiful white cone. The glacier starts around 4900-5000m and covers the upper aspects of the mountain.
Our Landmark Endurance Team members faced the Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America after Denali and Mount Logan. Orizaba makes for an excellent first experience at high altitude.
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