Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
We leave San Martín de Los Andes at 6.30 AM towards Lanin Volcano base, where will be at 9.00 AM. Once in there we will register our ascent in National Parks. Then, we will finish to organize our backpacks and start the hike up to one of the mountain huts designed to overnight. The first one is at 2.300 meters and the second one at 2.500. Getting there will take us about 4 or 5 hours.
We start the way to the summit by 2 AM because the ascent will take about between 6 and 7 hours. Once in there, we will celebrate our goal for a while if weather conditions allow us. Then, we hike down for 4 hours. After a rest, we start the return towards the volcano foot during the following 3 hours, where the vehicles will be waiting to take us back to San Martín de los Andes.
San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén.
The indicated price is to join an existing group. There's a 10% discount if you book 2 months in advance.
- Sleeping bag of less than 10 degrees
- Trekking and waterproof footwear
- Trekking pants
- Sandals or espadrilles
- 2 Pairs of sockets.
- 2 long sleeve shirt
- 1 Warm polar coat.
- 1 plum or synthetic jacket, may also be another polar coat.
- Windbreaker and waterproof jacket.
- Windbreaker and waterproof trouser
- Lightweight and ski gloves.
- Warm hat and sun hat
- Headlamp with extra batteries.
- 2 lts bottle.
- 60-80 lts backpack.
- Large waste bags to isolate the equipment from moisture.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Technical: low-medium. You must use crampons and picaxes in case you have to climb slopes of more than 40 degrees of inclination. During the walking we can find loose stones with snowed steps and ice. The ramp between the base and the top is of 2.600 meters.
Physical conditions: hard. You need very good training conditions, with good aerobic capacity and good legs resistance.
There's also the possibility to organize a private 3-day program.
Argentine professional Mountain Guide (AAGM-PNL)
I was born in the Andes area, North Patagonia, and I am a certified guide from the Argentina Mountain Guides Association.
I specialize in guided tours to Lanin volcano, by the normal route or other alternative routes and I also have the authorization of Lanin National Park since 2003. I have done between 30 and 40 ascents to Lanin per season, which gives me the experience and security to plan the safest programs with the best services.
In addition to Lanin, I also specialize in guided tours to Domuyo and Tromen volcanos, and traverses in the San Martin de los Andes area.
I am also an Ecomed lifeguard, and I have done the rescue courses in a leadership and natural environment.
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