Extrem sports in the Lake District

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December 3rd 2011
Published: December 9th 2011
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Hi peeps! After Patagonia, we went north to the lake district for 4 days (Region Los Lagos), which is located in the central part of Chile. This region is famous for its several extremsports possibilities. After a "tranquilo" first day, on which we hiked to a pass near the Osorno Volcano (it was really easy after what we did in Torres del Paine), we decided to try out rafting... but not the usual one! It was something called "River Ducky" and it's like a canoe (i.e. for two persons) made out of rubber (like a rafting boat). We went to the Rio Petrohue, a river classed III/IV. At this time, our guide told us we were lucky, because it had rained a lot three days ago, so the river had much water and the rapids were stronger.... we realised it as we flipped over twice!!! But it was really funny!! The day after that, Steffen did canyoning while I simply chilled out!

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Osorno VolcanoOsorno Volcano
Osorno Volcano

On the left side, one can see the ash cloud of the errupting Puyehue Volcano (about 40km from Puerto Varas)

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