In our ship "Bondi" and on the road, again...
Back to Pucòn/ Chile to hike up to the top of the Volcano Villarrica. One week ago we had bad weather conditions but this time everything went perfect... What a magic feeling to look into an active vulcano and smell the sulfur coming out of that huge hole!! Yeahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Salewa Team on the way up
taking a deep breath of the Villarrica volcanic air
searching for lines... & the Volcano Lanin in the background
The descent into this epic sunset from the Volcano
After that hike we stopped at the hot springs in Chile - time to rest and relax ...aaahhh
A magical sunrise at our base camp the next day
Relaxed from the HOT springs, 40+°C we went back to the Argentinean-Chilean boarder. The goal was a two day hike up to Volcano Lanin. From the Volcano we did some days before in Chile we could already see this beautiful mountain, which is way higher than all other peaks around. The weather forecast looked good this time even if it is always difficult to say in Patagonia... weather changes fast and if wind is coming up, it`s more like storm! ...and so it was on the way up to the refuge. Nevertheless we made it up there with all our stuff - and a bottle Vino tinto ;) - and the next day was just perfect.
Day 1, fighting the storm when we hiked up to the refuge/ base camp
Cooking and melting snow to get water for the next day - if you didn't know it takes a little longer at this altitude
Day 2, get my splited FLOW Board ready, start hiking from the refuge
You can see the refuge/base camp just above the clouds - awesome panorama view!!
Top of Volcano Lanin - one of the most beautiful peaks I have ever seen!!
long ride down...
with constant changing of snow conditions...
And amazing views. More to come soon...
Words: Max Zipser