To climb Pico de Orizaba is to climb the highest peak in Mexico and the third highest peak in North America. Locally owned and operated, Summit Orizaba is located in the shadows of Pico de Orizaba in the quiet and safe town of Tlachichuca. We continue to lead thousands of successful climbers to the top of Mexico’s highest peaks.
Located southeast of Mexico City, the massive volcanoes of Popocatepetl, Iztaccihuatl and El Pico de Orizaba dominate the surrounding skyline. Orizaba is the third highest peak in North America, towering over Mexico at 18,700’~5,700 m above sea level, and surrounded by small Indian villages. Iztaccihuatl, known as The Sleeping Lady, offers interesting and varied climbing at an elevation of 17,373’~5,600 m.
Our volcano climbing expeditions to Orizaba and other peaks combine a great mix of culture and climbing, continually proving the Mexican volcanoes to be an excellent introduction or continuation to high altitude mountaineering.