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TheBootfitterStandard Route

TheBootfitter

Fun snow hike and excellent glissade down! Caution: Hold your breath if you look down into the crater. (I still cough just thinking about it!)
Posted Jul 26, 2006 11:19 pm

Scrambling ManBeautiful Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2003

Scrambling Man

We climbed Villarica as one of pre-climbs to Aconcagua. Great views of the lakes and mountains.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:03 pm

vancouver islanderRoute Climbed: Standard route - north side Date Climbed: November 03 2005

vancouver islander

Early season attempt with ¨Sol y Nieve¨. Iffy conditions from the off. Walked up the road and then up the lift lines to about 300m above the Chapel where the guide called it in a white out, 80 kph winds and -10 deg temps. Icy crust with polystyrene snow underneath which we broke through to frequently. Stinging horiziontal hail on the way down. Even easy hills can kick you in the butt sometimes!!

At least the weather was also bad the following day.
Posted Nov 4, 2005 10:33 am

bauerbrianRoute Climbed: ski area Date Climbed: December 2002  Sucess!

bauerbrian

Fun!
Posted Aug 30, 2005 8:32 am

BergrotRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 5 Jan 2003  Sucess!

Bergrot

Started around midnight with Alexander from Switzerland in Pucon and walked all the way to the summit with plastic boots. Nervertheless we had to pay the Park entrance fee, because a ranger was also waiting during the night.

Arrived on the summit around noon. Unfortunately we saw no lava in the crater thus the level was to low.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 12:17 pm

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: from villarica ski area Date Climbed: 050505  Sucess!

hyperbolictans

Despite an iffy weather at dawn, the weather was perfect when we started from the trailhead at 1470m.

blue skies and low winds, with Villarica bellowing smoke.

It had snowed the past few nights before and the whole climb up was in snow, with crampons being necessary at about 2200m

The lava venting and roaring at the summit was a real sight to see. Nothing beats the excitement of watching a live volcano in action less than a 100m away !

Went up with guided trip by Politur
Posted May 7, 2005 10:22 pm

cuyayaRoute Climbed: The touristy one, I guess Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2000  Sucess!

cuyaya

My first snow climb.



Even though it was during the austral summer, the volcano was still ice covered from the middle up. It´s pretty damned hard to climb such a steep slope on snow and using ski boots (one had to have them on because of the crampons one might need along the way). I cursed myself so many times that day for having taken up smoking.



Finally, after some 6 hours o so, we reached the summit. The view of the whole Lagos region of Chile was more than what I had bargained for.



p.s. I got the worst sunburn of my life there. I even shed burned skin from my head under my hair, and from my earlobes.
Posted Jul 15, 2004 1:22 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: from ski area Date Climbed: February 2003  Sucess!

hhsilleck

Easy hike to the summit on snow slopes. Fumes and volcanic grumblings make the summit an exciting place.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:39 pm

JoséRoute Climbed: normal from Villarrica ski area Date Climbed: February, 2001  Sucess!

José

Easy and beautiful climb on a great day, but a very crowded route. Incredible views from the summit of lots of lakes and volcanoes of the Araucanía region.
Posted Oct 29, 2003 1:14 pm

Pedro HauckRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: march 2000  Sucess!

Pedro Hauck

incredible volcano!
Posted Oct 20, 2003 11:06 pm

jbebopRoute Climbed: Ski Area Route Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

jbebop

I summited to do a snowboard descent. The conditions were pretty marginal for skiing when I was there. So the descent was not that great. We also had limited time at the summit because a storm was moving in and we didn't really want to be caught in it.

The climb itself is pretty easy and only took us 2 hours from the top of the lift.



The climb was guided by a Pulitour guide named Claudio.
Posted Jun 1, 2003 3:50 pm

D SmithRoute Climbed: Standard route from Villarica ski area Date Climbed: February 8, 2003  Sucess!

D Smith

Fun hike up moderate snow slopes on a sunny summer's day. Great views of surrounding lakes and volcanoes. Sulphur fumes are not a lot of fun...



Definitely worth taking a pair of skis up this hill if you get a chance.
Posted Feb 13, 2003 12:41 am

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