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Viejo Chillan volcano ascent by its southern route

Viejo Chillan volcano ascent by its southern route

Nicolas, IFMGA aspirant mountain guide from Chile invites you to live a great ascent to the Viejo Chillan Volcano, during 3 or 4 days. Join him and discover the majestic Patagonian landscape from above.

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4 Days

All year




Today I would like to invite you to a climbing program in the Viejo Chillan Volcano, which takes 3 to 4 days. For the first day we must drive from Santiago de Chile to the beautiful city of Chillán, where the volcano is located.

This incredible mountain lies in the middle of the interesting peaks of the Ñuble landscape. From the Viejo Chillan summit we can discover the most spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes, such as the Nevado de Chillán, Descabezado Grande, Descabezado Chico and Longaví. It will also be possible to appreciate the entire Argentinian Cordillera del Viento, with the imposing Domuyo Volcano as background and an even more distant scene of the majestic Sierra Velluda.

The ascent to Viejo Chillan does not imply technical difficulties although it’ll be necessary to have a good fitness condition. Keep in mind that we must ascend 3186 meters above sea level. This program is available all year round.

So if you want to make your reservation please send your request now. It’ll be a honor for me to be your guide on this unforgettable mountain ascent in South Chile!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include: restaurant services and extra personal expenses.


Meeting point

Santiago de Chile

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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