Mexican Volcanoes (guided expedition)

  • Next departure October 27, 2021
  • Other departure November 5, 2021
  • Group 4 to 8 participants
  • Length 10 days
  • Level Beginner
  • Lodging 4 night in hotel in double occ. / 5 night in camping
  • Price $2,695 *May vary based on US exchange rate

Mexico… sun, beaches and tacos, yes but why not experience Mexico from a different perspective? This is what Attitude Montagne offers you with this trip combining the ascent of two volcanoes. On your journey you will have the chance to follow the Mountaineering 1 course on top of climbing the Iztaccihuatl and the El Pico de Orizaba volcanoes. A Mexican experience out of the ordinary that will push our limits while also enjoying the many facets this country has to offer!

Expedition video from Attitude Montagne : HM3 Mexico volcanoes

Logistic

Lodging

We will spend nights in every type of lodging possible! City hotel to small village hotel, tents and cabin.

Basecamp

We organize every aspect of the basecamp, tents, kitchen equipment, communication and everything else! You only have to install your personal equipment. The only equipment you have to provide for yourself is a sleeping bag and sleeping pad and everything you need to sleep. You will have to carry some of your equipment on the mountains.

Transport

We will have private transport with a local private driver. Since their is a lot of transport logistics, we want to make sure there is minimal waste of time on that matter.

Food

When in town, we will eat in restaurants. Restaurants are not included in the trip price.

On the expedition, we will eat a mix of local food and lyophilized food from Quebec to be lighter. You only have to think about your own personal favorite food : chocolate, candy, energy bar, powergel, etc.

Climbing equipment

We organize every group equipment; tents, first aid kit, communications and other. You only have to provide personnel equipment. A list will be provided.

 

Routes

Iztaccíhuatl
  • Mountain

    Iztaccíhuatl

  • Altitude

    5220m

  • Route

    South ridge

  • Difficulty

    PD-

  • Length

    8 hours from base camp

Izta the “White Lady” comes from an ancient legend according to which she and her ​​former lover were transformed in to a mountain after displeasing the gods. The Mountain will be our first goal and training ground for mountaineering techniques. As it is a mountain with eternal snow, but having no technical difficulties, it will be ideal to assimilate the techniques.

  • Mountain

    Pico de Orizaba

  • Altitude

    5636m

  • Route

    North face

  • Difficulty

    F

  • Length

    11 hours from the advanced camp

The volcano Pico de Orizaba aka Citlaltépeti or Star Mountain is the third highest peak in North America. With an almost perfect conical shape, and covered by a glacier from 4900m, it will be an ideal target for your first high altitude project. This is an exceptional environment to put your newly acquired techniques to practise.

  • Next departure October 27, 2021
  • Other departure November 5, 2021
  • Group 4 to 8 participants
  • Length 10 days
  • Level Beginner
  • Lodging 4 night in hotel in double occ. / 5 night in camping
  • Price $2,695 *May vary based on US exchange rate

Inclusions

  • Land transport
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Mountain meals
  • Collective climbing gear
  • Certified climbing guide
  • Applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals in town (in Mexico and on transport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gear
  • Gratuities for the guide and local team
  • Extra not planned in the trip (evacuation costs, etc.)
  • Customer contribution to the Fonds d'indemnisation des clients d'agents de voyages if applicable is not included ($1 per $1000 purchase)
  • Day

    Details

  • 1

    Departure Mtl/Mexico, we will spend the night in Mexico City.

  • 2

    Travel to Amecameca where we will do our final purchases and spend the night in the Altzomoni Cabin or in a tent if the cabin is full.

  • 3

    We will climb to the Las Cruces Cabin to acclimatize and return to the base to sleep.

  • 4

    Travel to our altitude camp.

  • 5

    We will be leaving early for the summit of Iztaccihuatl and descend to the city of Puebla.

  • 6

    Rest day in Puebla.

  • 7

    Travel to Tlachichuca to take a 4×4 to the Piedra Grande Base Camp.

  • 8

    Travel to advanced camp.

  • 9

    Summit of El Pico de Orizaba and return to Mexico City.

  • 10

    Return to Montreal.

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