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Climbing the Lanin Volcano in 2 days

Climb the Lanin Volcano in 2 days and reach 3776 meters of one of the most scenic mountains of Patagonia. Your guide will be local AAGM certified mountain guide Benjamin.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I am happy to invite you to climb the famous Lanin volcano, in the province of Neuquén. 

With its 3776 meters above sea level the Lanin Volcano is the highest mountain in the area. In addition to that, it stands out because it’s almost twice as high as the ones around it.

The Lanin Volcano is one of those mountains that as soon as you see it, you want to climb it. Its ascent is really exciting with a great geometric shape and clean cut lines. Thanks to its height it is also visible even from a great distance. It’s definitely an eye catcher and a very tempting summit to climb.

Please keep in mind that it will be a physically and technically demanding climb. The tough conditions of the Patagonian environment make the ascent hard.

The number of climbers willing to reach the Lanin Volcano grows every year. Most ascents are during the summer season, from November till March. However, in late winter and early spring (specially October) the ascent can be also done with skis. That makes much easier and fun the way down!

I have no doubt that climbing this volcano is an experience that you won’t forget easily. Please get in touch with me and let’s conquer such a summit!

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Neuquén city

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Itinerary

Day 0: The day before

We will meet up the day before to check our equipment and to wrap up details. You can also rent your equipment in the city.

Day 1: Volcano base - Mountain Hut

We will leave early (6 or 7 AM). We will drive to the base of the volcano for 1,5 hours. Once at the foot of the mountain (1100 m), we’ll register and finish packing our backpacks before starting to climb. Around 9 am we’ll be walking towards the hut. For the first hour we’ll walk through the woods and then over volcanic ground with medium-to-steep slopes. After a 4-hour hike we’ll first arrive at a 2300-meter-high mountain refuge and then at the second one at 2600 meters, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Summit day!

We’ll wake up really early, at about 2 am for a hot breakfast. We’ll be leaving at around 3 am. The hike to the peak is slow but steady (6 or 7 hours). We’ll walk over snow covered grounds with no signed paths. We should also use crampons and hiking poles. Once we are at 3000 meters in a large plateau, we’ll be able to see the most breathtaking sunrise. From this point on, the climb becomes tougher, while we travel through what is known as “the trough”, a steadily steep slope. Once the trough is behind us we’ll only be an hour away from the top. After a 20-minute break at the summit, we’ll begin the descent which is also quite hard.


About the guide

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AAGM and aspiring IFMGA guide from Argentina.

Since a very young age I felt attracted by the mountains, so I started climbing and spending time there. That's how mountaineering and climbing became not just an activity, but a lifestyle for me.

This lifestyle allowed me to discover many places, and get to know beautiful mountains. And I also realized that I could earn my living with this passion, so I became a guide,

Nowadays I have the big pleasure of working in the place I like really love: the mountains.

I worked a couple of seasons guiding in El Chaltén, and nowadays focus mainly in North Patagonia and Mendoza regions.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

ARS 14433 each

Group of 2

ARS 14433 each

Group of 3

ARS 14433 each

Group of 4

ARS 14433 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Personal Insurance

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• This is the price to join one of our group tours up to 4 people.


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