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| Popocatepetl from the west, before the recent eruptions began
(photo by E. Muench)

Popocatepetl
    17930 ft (5465 m) .
Location: Cordillera Anahuac, S Central Mexico,
40 miles (65 km) SE of Mexico City
Lat / Long: 19.0° N, 98.6° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active and erupting as of 2003,
many eruptions since 1995
First Ascent: Diego de Ordaz and
soldiers of Cortez, 1519
First Ski Descent: Francisco Gonzalez Rul and
Eduardo de Maria y Campos, 1947
Skiable Vertical: over 6000 ft (1800 m) on occasion
Administration:   Parque Nacional Izta Popo



Popocatepetl . . .





Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Popocatepetl
    CENAPRED (volcano monitoring, including Popo webcam)
    Parque Nacional Izta Popo
    Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática
        (Mexican topographic maps, etc.)
   
   
Topographic map of Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl (1:250,000 scale)
    from IPGH Ciudad de Mexico NE 14-2 and Cuernavaca NE 14-5
    <click to enlarge>



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


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