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1+ day ice climbing course for beginners in Villarrica National Park, Chile

1+ day ice climbing course for beginners in Villarrica National Park, Chile

Learn the basics of ice climbing in a 1-day course in the beautiful Villarrica National Park, in the Chilean Andes, along IFMGA-certified mountain guide Eduardo. Participants can request a longer program, depending on their goals and time availability.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug




If you would like to take your first steps into ice climbing, this course is for you!

The Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes Mountain Range, in the Araucania and Los Rios regions, in Chile. It has a surface area of 630 km², with widespread forests, rivers, lakes, caves, and massive active and inactive volcanic peaks. The park’s best-known volcanoes are the Lanin (3,776m), the Villarrica (2,860), and the Quetrupillan (2,360m).

I usually hold the course from June to October. Participants can join me on a 1-day training or on a longer program, depending on their goals and time availability.

During this course, I will teach the basic ice climbing skills and techniques, and provide some key safety guidelines for climbers. The following are a few examples of the topics we will cover:

  • Gestural techniques of progression: ascent, descent and crossings

  • Optimization in the use of tools

  • Types of anchors and their placement

  • Screw placement

  • The use of ice axes and crampons in ice waterfalls

  • Equipment and technical material

  • Understanding the environment

  • Ice levels

  • Arranging meetings on ice

  • Techniques for descending and rappelling

  • Safety during rope progression

In order to take this program, participants must have completed the mountaineering course in the Villarrica National Park I teach, or prove equivalent knowledge. In addition, they are required to be in good physical condition.

If you are interested in getting into ice climbing, don’t miss this opportunity. Book this course now! Tell me about your goals, background, and time availability, and I will prepare the course that fits you best.

If you haven’t taken the mountaineering course yet and would like to do so, please register here. If you are looking for other activities in the area, I recommend the Villarica volcano guided trekking ascent and the Lanin 2-day hiking ascent tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

You need to bring:

• Waterproof shoes • Leggings • Waterproof jacket and pants • Appropriate camping equipment (if needed) • Helmet, harness, safety carabiners • Crampons and piolets

Meeting point

Pucon city, Chile

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.


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