CLIMB THE LANIN VOLCANO
Spring Ski Mountaineering & Summer Trekking in Patagonia, Argentina
September to April
Intermediate Skiers or Hikers
Classic Mountaineering/ Ski mountaineering in the Spring
At 3777 meters, Volcan Lanin is one of the highest volcanoes in Patagonia’s “Ring of Fire”. This beautiful volcano is the namesake for Argentina’s Lanin National Park. Lanin has that perfectly aesthetic volcanic cone shape. The south and east faces of Volcano Lanin are glaciated, but the classic route on the north face is over volcanic rock and snow. (Remember, we’re climbing in South America where the North Faces of the Andes Mountains get more sun!)
With 2500 meters of solid climbing, our mountain guides spread out the ascent of Volcan Lanin in 2 days of activity staying in a rustic mountain hut in between. From September to October we recommend doing this trip with alpine ski gear. Depending on the year, sometimes spring conditions allow ski mountaineers to put their skis on right at the base of the volcano. During the South American summer, December through April, Volcan Lanin is a beautiful hike/climb on volcanic terrain.
Along the climb, you may see many species of flora, such as the Araucaria trees, “Monkey Puzzle” trees, that are not found elsewhere in Argentina. These special trees are living fossils, their cones have been found in Patagonia dating back to the Jurassic Period.
Price per person
2 people US$ 750.-
4 or more people US$ 550.-
Minimum 2 people
* If you would like to carry a lighter load, Porters are available for US$ 110/day.
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