With the Andes range outlining its east border, Chile is the ideal spot for mountaineering adventures and winter sports such as ice-climbing. To discover the best spots for this exhilarating activity, and ensure safety, going with an experienced guide is paramount. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Ice Climbing trips in Chile. The mountains are calling!
Chile, that thin South American stretch between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, is famous for its stunning wilderness. Travelers visit this unique country year round for its varied sceneries and adventure options. Because of its strong mountain culture, mountaineering, skiing and, of course, ice climbing are popular activities amongst locals and visitors alike.
What makes Chile particularly good for ice climbing is the direct access to the Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world, with its breathtaking glaciers and frozen waterfalls. The further south you go, the more ice you will find.
Amongst Chile’s star climbing spots are the Villarrica Volcano and the ice-filled Sollipulli volcanic caldera. This combination of underlying fire topped by ice, characteristic of volcanic glaciers, makes both beautiful places to discover. Choose a local certified guide and start planning an unforgettable ice climbing adventure in Chile!
Climate in Chile varies greatly depending on the season and region. The country features seven climatic subtypes. They include low desert in the north, alpine tundra and glaciers in the east and southeast, Mediterranean in the central region, Oceanic in the south and humid subtropical in the Easter Island. Winter is during the months of June through September, and summer is from December to March.
International flights arrive in Santiago, whereas you can fly in from neighboring countries to Punta Arenas, Iquique and Aricas
For ice climbing, the best time to visit is in the winter months from June to September.
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