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 Peak(s):  El Pico de Orizaba - 18,405 feet
 Post Date:  11/12/2009 Modified: 10/21/2010
 Date Climbed:   10/30/2009
 Posted By:  taylorzs

 Orizaba snowboard/ski descent   

Here is my trip report for our climb and summit snowboard descent of El Pico de Orizaba, the third highest mountain in North America!:

Part 1: http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Orizaba_attempt_II.html acclimitization

Part 2: http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/El_Pico_de_Orizaba_summit__III.html first summit attempt

Pat 3: http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Orizaba_summit.html successful summit day


Or you can just go to www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com and follow the links for Orizaba to this TR.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (5)
sstrauss


Persistent aren‘t you....     2009-11-13 08:46:48
Awesome report...makes me all the more excited for my own attempt next week. Any advice or insider info?


Carl


Perseverance!!!     2011-05-02 08:23:28
Sean took the words out of my mouth. Going back to town to meet the group and then returning with them to summit is fantastic. Congrats to all involved. And thanks for pulling out the inclinometer a few times a long the way, I was curious about the pitch.


cheeseburglar


Great time!     2009-11-14 16:24:46
Mexico proves to be a hell of a lot of fun the second time around.
We are claiming that Amanda is the first women to tele ski Orizaba. And I am the first gringo to tele ski Orizaba while wearing shorts.
Why did you leave out the description of returning the rental car and having a few too many in the DF? Memory lapse? I have pictures.


Ridge runner


Cheese...     2011-01-31 17:24:16
That is a great picture of the sunrise with Amanda and Zach just below the glacier. That belongs in a magazine. Congratulations to all of you, especially Amanda, for surviving the debauchery that must have taken place. Did she really get HAPE?


USAKeller


I finally     2009-11-23 16:35:54
had a chance to read through your entire report. GREAT JOB Zach! I agree with slynn‘s comment about the photo. I really enjoyed reading this report from another perspective as well as meeting you all! -Caroline



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