Sep, Oct, Nov
Meeting at the Airport of Santiago de Chile.
We’ll transfer to the town of Baños Morales (4 × 4 vehicle if necessary).
After having breakfast we’ll go to the Arenas Valley (30 minutes).
We will put on our skiis and after 4 or 5 hours of crossing, we’ll go to the Cerro Unión (3000 m) summit.
Then, we’ll have a little snack and enjoy some more time for skiing.
Finally, we will return to the Arenas Valley base.
Night in a refugee.
After having breakfast, we’ll put on our skiis and cross along one of the channels of the south face of the Arenas hill (1000 m). This crossing will take us 4 hours.
After having breakfast, we’ll explore the second corridor on the south side of Cerro Arenas. (1000 m). This stretch will take us 5 hours.
After having breakfast, we’ll explore the Valley of Baños Colina, where we can enjoy some hot springs, which come directly from the San José Volcano (5800 m). After relaxing for a while, we will return to Baños Morales.
We will sleep in the Village Lodge.
We’ll take on the snowmobiles and approach the San José Volcano.
At the end of the Engorda Valley, we will set up our base camp (3300 m).
A long acclimatization journey will take us to camp 1 of the San José Volcano (6 to 8 hours).
Overnight in tents (4400 m).
Acclimatization day and ski.
We’ll start crossing to the summit (1400 m) very early in the morning.
It will take us between 7 to 9 hours and we’ll appreciate the amazing panoramic views of the Andes mountain range.
We will be able to see the great summits that surround us and we will prepare ourselves for the great descent to our base camp (2500 m).
We’ll continue skiing through the Valley of Engorda, going down until we meet our 4 × 4 vehicle.
Overnight at the Baños Morales lodge. Finally, we’ll celebrate with delicious local cuisine: roasted lamb and a good Chilean wine.
Early in the morning, we will prepare our backpacks and descend to Santiago de Chile.
Free Afternoon to buy souvenirs.
Santiago de Chile Airport.
Santiago de Chile Airport
In a tent
IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile
I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.
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