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

Part 2: first summit attempt

Pat 3: successful summit day

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

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Persistent aren‘t you....
11/13/2009 15:46
Awesome report...makes me all the more excited for my own attempt next week. Any advice or insider info?


05/02/2011 14:23
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.


Great time!
11/14/2009 23:24
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

02/01/2011 00:24
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?


I finally
11/23/2009 23:35
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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