Hiking up the volcano

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March 12th 2010
Published: March 12th 2010
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More than 10% of all volcanos in the world are situated in Chile. One of the most active volcanoes in Chile is the Villarica close to the little city of Pucon. Villarica is more than 2800 metres high and you can see a smoky cloud coming out of the crater at any time of the day. And you usually can hike up this volcano.

However, due to security reasons the hike up to the crater of the volcano was closed after the earth quake.
Lucky girl I was that the path was re-opened on the day I was about to take the night bus to Santiago! :o))))

The proper equipment consisted of helmet, crampons, ice pick, sun glasses, overall, water, sun cream and chocolate. And off we went. Yeah.

Trekking up the volcano took between 4 and 5 hours. Sliding down the glacier fields 😊 and hiking down the rest of the path took only 1.5 hours.

This was incredible.

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