We meet at Temuco airport in the afternoon and begin our road trip. We drive about 1.5 hours to our first accommodation at Canon Blanco.
Today we feel the crunch of snow! We drive up to the skiing area of Corralco and ascend the Lonquimay volcano. The rest of the day we can ski in the Corralco skiing area.
We head to the Sierra Nevada, the beautiful peak at the end of the Blanco valley. We will have a full-day tour on this majestic mountain (14,00m). After the tour we drive to La Baita lodge at the foot of the Llaima volcano.
We ascent the stunning Llaima from the east side (17,00m), then return to the Baita lodge.
We leave the Araucarias region and drive south to stay the night close to the Estancia Caulle at the Puyehue volcano, our next goal.
From Estancia Caulle we start trekking to the refuge of the Volcan Puyehue (10,00m). Our ski touring gear and camp equipment go up on horseback. And we stay the night in this refuge.
Today we tour to the crater. After ascending the mellow slopes of Puyehue we ski into the crater of the active
volcano. The slopes to the crater are marvellous and we might chose another line into it after our
ascent back. Then we will ski back to the refuge
and stay the night there. (15,00m)
We descend from the hut to the car and drive to Pucon, the village at the Villarica volcano.
We head to the Villarrica volcano – a classic active volcano. We drive up to the skiing area and ascend from there to the crater. We can possibly see lava inside the crater. We stay the night in Pucon.
Today we go to the king of the region, the 3,700-meter high Lanin volcano. We ascend the volcano from its Chilean side. The goal of the day is to climb about 1,300 meters to reach the high camp at 2,500 meters.
Today we ascend Lanin by skis all the way up to the reel roof of the lake district followed by a 2,600-meter descent back to the car. We return to Pucon and have our farewell dinner there.
We drive back to Temuco and it’s time to say goodbye.
Required equipment: Back pack of 30-40L with ski carry system; glacier equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, 4 biners, 120cm sling); avalanche safety equipment; skis; climbing skins; ski touring boots; ski crampons; telescopic poles with large plates; touring pants; wind and waterproof jacket; insulating layers; gloves; hat; sleeping bag; sleeping pad; sunscreen, lip protection and sunglasses; thermos and water bottle.
Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.
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