Elevation: 5636 m (18491 ft)
Location: Mexico, Veracruz / Puebla; 19° 2′ N; 97° 16′ W
Distinction: Highest mountain of Mexico; third highest of North America.
Photos of Pico Orizaba.
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The top 3 mountains in North America are:
1. Denali (United States)
2. Logan (Canada)
3. Orizaba (Mexico)
Pico de Orizaba, also called Citlaltépetl, is a volcano, similar to the other (recently more active) volcanoes around Mexico City, including Popocatépetl, at 5426m the 2nd highest peak in Mexico. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.
The climb is described in the Blog post Success on Pico Orizaba.
See also the Wikipedia page on Pico de Orizaba.