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Backcountry Ski Touring in The Chilean Volcanoes

Chaltén Freeride

by Mountaineering Patagonia — since 1998 guiding in El Chaltén

New Program 8

Data Sheet

» Location: Southern Chile
» Duration: 8 days
» Lodging: Double rooms and Mountain Hut
» Time of the year: September - October
» Difficulty: Expert skiers
» Ski touring experience required
» Training and fitness required
» Group size: 2 to 4
» Dates 2017: Sept. 17th to 24rd ; Oct. 6th -13th


The scenery skiing in the Chilean Volcanoes it´s unique! Combining Mountains Ascents, backcountry skiing and hot springs in the evenings, i´ts a trip hard to beat! It´s a challenging mountaineering adventure, to some of the highest Volcanoes in the North of Patagonia area: Lonquimay, Llaima, Villarrica, Osorno & Casablanca. The trip will be customized according to the group level, weather and snow conditions. Your Mountain Guide UIAGM-IFMGA will offer you the best alternatives available.

Step by step details

Day 1: Reception at “Temuco Airport”* and transfer to Malalcahuello. Briefing with your guide; equipment check and details of the program. Dinner & Lodging at Hostería.

Day 2: Ski touring at Volcán Lonquimay (2865m). Optional Hot Springs. Dinner & Lodging at Hostería.

Day 3: Ski Touring at Volcán Llaima (3125m). ). The base of Lonquimay & Llaima have unique natural forest of monkey puzzle trees ( Araucarias). Optional Hot Springs. Dinner & Lodging at Hostería

Day 4: Transfer to Pucón. Great scenery driving along Chile´s Lake District. Pucón is a very charming Village, with nice restaurants and good views of Volcán Villarrica. Optional open Hot springs. Lodging at Pucón.

Day 5:Climb Villarrica ( 2850m); one of the most active volcanoes craters! The panoramic views from the top are stunning: volcanoes Llaima, Lonquimay & Lanin are the main peaks around among others. Lodging at Pucón.

Day 6:Transfer to Refugio Osorno. Rest day. Good day to Visit Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt, to see the local culture and enjoy fresh seafood! Dinner & Lodging at Refugio Teski.

Day 7:Climb and Ski Volcán Osorno. (2650m). Elevation gain is about 1400m this day, most of the way we´ll ascend skinning, but the last 600m usually require the use of crampons and rope. Dinner & Lodging at Refugio Teski.

Day 8: Transfer to Osorno or Bariloche Airport. (You can connect flights to Santiago or Buenos Aires.)
End of our services.

*We can accommodate airport pick up at your convenience : Bariloche, Osorno or Temuco Airports f your arrival; and Osorno or Bariloche for your departure.
The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your Guide will have the criteria to change the program if he consider is necessary. Our Guides will have the last decision in order to modify partially or totally the programs. This shall not entitle passengers to claim any compensation whatsoever.


Certified Mountain Guide & Ski Guide UIAGM - IFMGA
Private transportation
3 nights lodging in Hostería, based on private double rooms.
2 nights lodging in Hotel at Pucon, based on private double rooms.
2 nights lodging at Refugio Teski (shared dormitories & shared bathroom)
Detailed meals on program
First Aid Kit
VHF Radio or Sat Phone communication


Personal Equipment (Please see detailed list below)
Personal insurance (It´s mandatory to hired your own accidents and rescue insurance)
Restaurant Meals
Lift Tickets (optional some days)
Alcoholic drinks
Services not specified


Backpacks 30 and 45 liters
Sleeping Bag
Head lump
Water bottle and small thermo flask
Merino or synthetic base layers
Polar 100 and wind stopper
Down or synthetic hooded jacket
2 pairs of gloves
Warm hut and buff
Extra socks
Waterproof pants and Jacket ( Gore-Tex)
Lens and goggles
Sun bloc & lip protection
Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles ( compressible ideal).
Crampons & Ice Axe*
Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe*
Helmet (optional)

Note: If you need to rent some of these items, please let us know in advance.



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