Calgary Mountain Club

Orizaba 2014 Photo Album

Orizaba - the week after (hotel of the balcony epic) by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Summit Day - Summit by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Obligatory hero shot on summit

The Illusive B.A.Davis 05-Jan-2015
http://gripped.com/news/three-climbers-die-mexico/
It has real hazards!
Orizaba Summit Day - Evan by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Evan on top

Orizaba Summit Day - Ken steps off ice to summit rock by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Summit Day - Evan by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Summit Day - Ken - it goes on .... by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Summit Day - Ken by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Summit Day by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Sunrise at 6:00 AM

Orizaba Summit Day - Ken by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Left the hut around 2:15 AM. This photo is a 4:30 AM in the labrinth

Orizaba Summit Day - Joe and Evan by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Left the hut around 2:15 AM. This photo is a 4:30 AM in the labrinth

Orizaba - Climate Change victim? by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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When I climber here 19 years ago, the ice extended all the way down to where Joe and I are currently standing. The normal route use to go straight up from here, now it goes way off to the right (outside of picture, but where the sun is less direct and the ice still descends to almost the elevation we are currently at)

Orizaba - Acclimatization with hike through the labrinth (approx 4900 metres or 16,000') by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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The labrinth requires a 2-3 hours hiking in the dark on summit day. Several people we met got lost in it and spent many hours wandering around the maze before aborting their climb. It is common practice to hike it in the day light first to figure out the route (and for acclimatization)

Orizaba - CMC porn by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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J McMaster

Orizaba - J McMaster selfie with Orizaba by Joe McMaster 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba Piedra Grande climbers hut by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Floor of concrete, walls of stone, three levels of bunks. This hut sleeps 60 people.

Orizaba Piedra Grande climbers hut by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba - Approach - Piedra Grande Hut (Evan brings vodka to camp) by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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(Evan brings vodka to camp)

Orizaba - Approach between Tlachuchuca and Orizaba by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba - Approach between Tlachuchuca and Orizaba by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Orizaba - Approach - Climbers bunk house in Tlachichuca by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Reyes (Servimont) provides logistical support for climbers heading to Orizaba. This is the sleeping facility, in a converted soap factory in Tlachichuca.

Orizaba - Approach - note the cool shirt by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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Entering the village of Tlachichuca

La Malinche acclimatization hike - remains of summit crater by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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La Malinche - summit at 4436 metres by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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From left to right: Joe McMaster, Ken Wiens, Evan Jones

La Malinche - Evan and Joe are heroes on top by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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La Malinche acclimatization hike 03 summit by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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La Malinche - Evan Jones making the crux moves to the summit by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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La Malinche acclimatization hike by K Wiens / J McMaster / E Jones 30-Dec-2014
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