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FabienenCordobaCONAF equipment list

FabienenCordoba

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In order to climb Villarrica without a guide, not only must you prove IN SPANISH that you are an autonomous climber (e.g. with a national mountaineering federation card with picture), you must also have crampons, an ice-axe AND A HELMET.
Posted Jan 12, 2007 2:30 pm

BaarbHelmets

Baarb

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Agree on the helmet front. The less snow there is the more chance you have rocks bouncing down from the old lava flows at the summit. Also main route now slightly different as a result of crevasses opening up since early 2010. Gas mask recommended if spending lots of time exploring the summmit area.
Posted Mar 10, 2011 4:50 pm

Jose84"to climb without authorization"

Jose84

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To Climb this mountain without a valid CONAF authorization should not be considered a valid option:

Registration allows time alerting and coordinating rescue operations in case of accident. Also it allows control the inexperienced people who want to perform the tour.
There are risks inherent to the mountain that have caused serious accidents, in some cases, foreign tourists have been dead (2012).
Deep crevasses, big rock falls, avalanches and exposure to toxic gases.

Recommend that option is irresponsible.

Only allow you to save a few dollars but will hinder the work of control and commit a criminal offense under the laws of Chile.

There is a control point on the path where companies are checked about the number of people, guides and equipment.
The guides do not accept responsibildades on tourists that have not been properly registered for that tour.

Avoid problems.

Posted Apr 22, 2013 4:22 am

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