Mountaineering: La Malinche, Mexico

Summit elevation: 14,636 feet / 4,461 meters
9 miles with 4,500 feet of climbing
La Malinche • Route Profile
Route Profile

La Malinche • Description

At 14,636 feet, La Malinche, also known as Matlalcueitl, is the fifth highest of the Mexican volcanoes (after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, and Nevado de Toluca). The summit is on the borderline of Puebla and Tlaxcala.
The ascent starts at Centro Vacacional Malintzi and leads through a forest, cutting short the switchbacks of a closed road. Then steep grass and sand slopes lead up to a ridge, where the terrain becomes more rocky. The ascent follows the ridge to the caldera rim, from where it is a short distance to the summit boulder.

La Malinche • Interactive Map

La Malinche • Pictures

La Malinche
La Malinche
La Malinche • North Ridge
North Ridge
La Malinche • Summit Boulder
Summit Boulder
La Malinche • Caldera Rim
Caldera Rim
La Malinche • Caldera
La Malinche • Summit #1
Summit #1
La Malinche • Summit #2
Summit #2
La Malinche • Summit #3
Summit #3
See Also: Climbing & Mountaineering