Summit Climb Osorno Volcano
This full-day expedition takes you to the summit of the perfectly conical, snowcapped Volcano Osorno. From this high vantage point, you will be treated to a magnificent, 360-degree view of the surrounding area, including volcanoes Calbuco, Tronador, Puntiagudo, and Casablanca, as well as lakes Todos Los Santos, Llanquihue, Puyehue, and Rupanco. The journey begins at 03:00am from Puerto Varas to the the mountain shelter, El teski, which is our departure site. The first segment of our climb takes us up a volcanic ash slope to El Enlace, where the glacier begins at 2,100 meters. Here, we outfit ourselves with all the necessary equipment for ice climbing (crampons, harness, ice axe). After roping up with our guide, our trek up the glacier, and eventually up to the summit, begins. We are able to admire the outstanding view as we enjoy a delicious lunch at the summit. The descent to the shelter takes approximately 3 hours.
Season: December – April (Depending on the weather)
Lenght: Full Day
Minimum Age: 17 years
Requirements: No prior mountain climbing, but participants must be in good physical condition.