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| Pico de Orizaba from the northwest
(photo by Clyde H. Smith)

Pico de Orizaba   (Citlaltepetl)
    18410 ft (5611 m)     Highest point in Mexico
        Highest volcano in North America
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Location: Eastern Mexico,
20 miles (30 km) NW of Orizaba
Lat / Long: 19.0° N, 97.3° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active, last eruption 1687
First Ascent: Henri Galeotti, Nicolas Funck,
Jean-Jules Linden, and Augusto Ghiesbreght, 1838
First Ski Descent: W. Furlinger, 1974 (probably skied much earlier than this)
Skiable Vertical: perhaps over 6000 ft (1800 m)
Administration:   Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba



Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltepetl) . . .





Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Pico de Orizaba
    Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática
        (Mexican topographic maps, etc.)
   
   
Topographic map of Pico de Orizaba (1:250,000 scale)
    from IPGH Veracruz NE 14-3 and Orizaba NE 14-6
    <click to enlarge>

      More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


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