Volcanoes of Mexico

El Pico de Orizaba (18,850ft.), Iztaccihuatl (17,343ft.)

"The climb itself was outstanding! The guides and their experience are the program's strength!" - Recent climber. Read More

 

Recent Expedition Success
Our 2013 expedition has a 100% success and was perhaps our best season yet!

Since 1993, we have run over 25 successful expeditions in Mexico and consistently receive fantastic evaluations from all climbers. We encourage you to contact last year's climbers and review the guide's bios. During the last few years, nearby Popo has been erupting but as of yet, has not affected our expedition logistics.

Our Trips Offer

  • An Alpine Ascents Guide leading each trip, along with local guides that we have used for many years.
  • A fully inclusive package (no hidden costs)
  • We have a 10 day itinerary greatly increasing chances of summit success. Most outfitters try to climb these two peaks in 8-9 days.
  • 20 years of experience guiding in Mexico, with about 90% summit success the last 5 years.
  • Full support in Mexico including hotels and airport pick up

Guides
We send an Alpine Ascents guide on every trip. We are blessed to have outstanding guides such as Ben Jones and Stuart Robertston, along with local guides top local guides who consistently make the expedition enjoyable, enriching and extremely educational. Our team of world-renowned guides are full-time climbers; many have historical climbing achievements synonymous with their names. They are a part of Alpine Ascents because they understand and share our climbing principles, and are dedicated to sharing their excellence with others. We encourage you to compare our guide team on a particular mountain with any in the industry.

Gradual Acclimatization
We offer a 10-day itinerary, and have backup plans should some of the mountains pose difficult conditions. See our Itinerary for more details.

Experience
We have been guiding in Mexico for the past 20 years and have built close relationships in the communities where we guide and tour. We consistently run several expeditions every year. Our familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge of mountain climbing, lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.

As always we highly encourage you to contact former climbers.

Gear Department
Alpine Ascents has a full gear department ready to assist with your climbing questions and preparations.

We have a full-time gear staff and a retail store. All Alpine Ascents climbers receive a discount on each purchase in our gear store.