Climbing the Villarrica Volcano - 2,847 meters (9,340 feet) April 29th 2008 Sitting in a hostel common room in Bariloche, Argentina, I'm debating where to go next, south? into the increasing chill, north? a wine tour in Mendoza, east? to the coast where soon the whales will return, or west? into Chile across the Andes and to the small town of Pucón where an active Volcano can be climbed.
So many options and unfortunately my time in South America is in it's final few w ... read more
South America » Chile » Araucanía » Villarrica Volcano Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more