CHILE ON SKIS

Day 1: Trip

Flight to Santiago - Night at Hotel in Santiago International Airport

 

Day 2: Domestic flight and drive

Domestic flight to Temuco - Car drive to Malalcahuello (2h), Araucanía Region, one of the most beautiful in the country due to its a huge flora diversity - Night in Malalcahuello

 

Day 3: Tolhuaca Volcano

Ascent to Tolhuaca Volcano (2806m), the landscape of araucaria forests, lagoons and lakes on the border of Tolhuaca National Park will blow off our eyes - Night in Malalcahuello

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1700m

 

Day 4: Sierra Nevada Volcano

Ascent to Sierra Nevada Volcano (2554m), among araucarias we discover this stratovolcano located in the Conguillío National Park that owes its name to the lake located at its feet - Night in Malalcahuello

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1560m

 

Day 5: Lonquimay Volcano

Lonquimay Volcano (2865m), characteristic truncated cone in the Malalcahuello Reserve - Drive to Las Araucarias (1h45) - Night in Las Araucarias

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1000m

 

Day 6: Llaima Volcano

Llaima Volcano (3125m), we will be surprised to find at the top two different summits, the northern one (volcano) much more prominent than the so-called Pichillaima, 2920m high - Car drive to Pucón (3h) - Night in Pucón

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1625m (+/- 1200m if we use the ski lifts)

 

Day 7: Villarica Volcano

Villarica Volcano (2847m), known as the Devil’s House, we will ascend to the top after a reinvigorated wake up at Lake Villarica - Night in Pucón

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1547m (+/- 947m if we use the ski lifts)

 

Day 8: Quetrupillán Volcano

Quetrupillán Volcano (2360m), amazing stratovolvano in the Villarica National Park (created primarily to preserve the Volcano of the same name) with two nested calderas, the largest one is 7 by 10 kilometres wide! - Night in Pucón

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1300m

 

Day 9: RIM Hut

Car drive to Mamuil Malal Pass (1h30), connects Argentina and Chile and will delight us with an impressive view of the next day's goal - Ascent to the RIM Hut (2315m) - Night at RIM Hut

Elevation gain: + 1200m

 

Day 10: Lanín Volcano

Lanín Volcano (3776m), Argentinian province of Nequén symbol, its ascent is more exposed than those of its neighbours – Drive to San Martín de los Andes (1h45) - Night in San Martín de los Andes

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1300m

 

Day 11: Rest Day

Car drive to Puyehue crossing the Cardinal Antonio Samoré Pass, border between Chile and Argentina (2h45) followed by hot spring bathing - Night in Puyehue

 

Day 12: Puyehue Volcano

900m elevation gain ascent in horses - Puyehue Volcano (2236m), between two lakes, receives its name from the one located South, from where the climb is more accessible - Drive to Anticura (2h) - Night at Teski Hut

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1000m

 

Day 13: Osorno Volcano

As a culmination to our trip we will climb the Osorno Volcano (2662m), worldwide known distinctive silhouette of enormous similarity to Mont Fuji - Car drive to Puerto Montt (1h30) - Night in Puerto Montt

Elevation gain/loss: +/- 1500m

 

Day 14: Trip Back

Flight back home with unforgettable life experiences and memories.

Included:

  • UIAGM / AEGM Mountain Guide Services.
  • Advices prior to the trip.
  • Group safety gear.
  • Reservations administration services.
  • Accommodations during the skiing days.
  • Road transfers during the trip.

 

Not Included:

  • Flights to Santiago.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Hotel in Santiago.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Extra expenses of the participants and guides due to program variations.

 

 

General Information:

  • Each group member taking part in the ski route is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in Chile or a mountain accident insurance valid in that country.
  • Mountain skiing is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather conditions, weather, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  • Touring skis (adjusted bindings) soles and edges repaired
  • Touring ski boots
  • Telescopic touring ski poles
  • Skins
  • Wax for limiting the snow to build up under the skis
  • Ski crampons

 

  • Anti snow plate crampons. Preferably made of steel
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Backpack 40l max.

 

  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • Transceiver (batteries in charge)

 

  • Headlight + batteries
  • Light harness
  • Dyneema ring 120cm
  • Two screw-lock carabiners

 

  • Goggles
  • Thin ski gloves
  • Thick ski gloves
  • Spare gloves
  • Medium thickness socks + spare
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Touring ski pants
  • Thermal underpants
  • Thin Gore-Tex ski pants
  • Gore-tex ski jacket
  • Fleece
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal undershirt + spare

 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Lip balm 50+
  • Cap

 

  • Snacks (sandwich, dry nuts, cereal bars...)
  • Water bottle 1.5l or Camelback bag

 

  • Swimsuit
  • Flip-flops
  • Après-ski shoes

 

  • Mobile phone
  • ID
  • Driving license
  • Cash (provide foreign currency)
  • Camera
  • Chargers

 

  • Mountaineering federation license valid for Chile.
  • Abroad Health insurance

For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

 

Ski touring & Freeride

 

    TECHNICAL level

  • 1 = Beginner. Never ski toured before. Is a regular ski resort skier that occasionally goes off-piste. Black runs are not a problem for its level.
  • 2 = Starter. Has experienced ski touring, climbing with skins (skinning). Is familiar with all the ski touring gear. Capable of uphill kick turning on not very steep terrain. Knows how to place and use ski crampons. Ski climbs safely through all kinds of snows on a trace. Skies down efficiently on ungroomed terrain, even on steep but wide slopes.
  • 3 = Intermediate. Regular touring skier,  . Trained on the basic techniques of skinning and uphill kick turn. Can change directions on slopes of 35º. Able to place ski crampons and crampons in an autonomous way. Skies down effectively on all kinds of ungroomed terrain and steepness.
  • 4 = Advanced. Masters the technique of skinning on slopes up to 40º - 45º. Moves safely with skins on steep and icy slopes. Basic knowledge of mountaineering, use of crampons and ice axe as well as rope work. Skies down safely on every snow condition and steepness.
  • 5 = Very advanced. Extensive experience in touring and mountaineering ski. Moves effectively changing direction on all kind of terrain, even on exposed places. Very good skier on every snow condition and steep terrain, as well as in exposed passages. Goes frequently on one-day or multi-day ski tours, spending the nights in huts. Familiar using the ice axe and crampons on all types of mountain domain. Knowledge and training on rope work, protection and self-arrest.
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    FITNESS level

  • 1 = Able to ascend 600 meters of elevation gain skinning for 3 hours carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 = Able to ski tour for 4 or 5 hours overcoming 800 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 3 = Able to accomplish 5 to 7 hours routes and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 4 = Able to succeed on alpine routes of up to 8 hours and 1200 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg at a 400 meters an hour pace.
  • 5 = Able to carry out alpine routes of more than 8 hours long and between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack at a 400 meters an hour pace.

Next Dates :

From 20th of September to 3rd October 2020

Description

There would be so many ways to describe this unique and amazing country in South America...

One of its great peculiarities and enormous attraction are the countless volcanoes. Most above 5000m of altitude offer spectacular landscape frames. In addition, their white peaks present paradise for ski touring from September to mid-October or even November.

Therefore, we propose this great program to discover hidden mountain places that are very little frequented. Without any doubt, a great opportunity for the perfect combination of ski, adventure and culture as we ascend and descend the iconic Chilean volcanoes.

LEVELS :

FITNESS
4
TECHNICAL
3

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