Pico de Orizaba is the largest mountain in Mexico. The Orizaba is volcanic in nature. Though it’s been dormant since the 19th century it could become active again.
Some facts about the peak:
- Pico de Orizaba stands tall at a height of about 5636m.
- It’s the third highest mountain in North America.
- Furthermore, it’s also the highest volcano in North America.
- This beautiful spectacle of nature is considered the second most prominent volcano in the world. The first being Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro
- The peak was first scaled in 1948 by American soldiers.
- Orizaba has a snow covered peak and is home to nine glaciers, including the Gran Glaciar Norte which is the largest glacier in Mexico.
- The volcano’s crater is in the shape of an ellispe, having a maximum diameter of 478m.