Pico De Orizaba, Orizaba

#41 of 117 in Nature in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Mountain · Volcano
Pico de Orizaba, also known as "Citlaltépetl" (from Nahuatl citlal(in) = star, and tepētl = mountain), is an inactive stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, after Denali of Alaska in the United States and Mount Logan of Canada. Pico de Orizaba is also the highest volcanic summit in North America. It rises 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla. The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct, with the last eruption taking place during the 19th century. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.

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  • Planned a trip to climb Pico de Orizaba with Guided Ascent guide Ivan. We got to basecamp and it was pouring rain all night so we couldn’t climb. I was pretty disappointed since I’d paid about 10k...  more »
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  • My family use live near this volcano my childhood memorys of that place were the happiest
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