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The Lanin volcano is one of the most outstanding Andean figures of the Patagonia. Its greatness figure spreads admiration from the most forgotten places of the region.. It can be seen from 200 km away and it is difficult to confuse it with its magnanimous neighbors VILLARRICA (still active ), OSORNO and LLAIMA. Its name “LAN-IN” comes from the mapuche language and has several meanings: ”death rock”…and “ to get sink or we are sinking”
You canclimb it by all its faces. The hardest wall is the southern one which has the most difficult technique; the most used is the northern one. It is a demanding ascent and it has three basic and typical mountain shelters: BIM (military infantry battalion) at 2250 mts., RIM (Military infantry regimen) at 2350 mts (nowadays out of service) and CAJA (Junín de los Andes Andean club) at 2450 mts. The view from its summit is extraordinary. If you look to the south you can observe (from the base) the lakes Huechulafquen, Paimún, Epulafquen , Lolog ,Lacar and the exceptional view of the Tronador Mount (3554 m.a.s.l.) in the south of Bariloche. To the south: the Tromen, Quillwn, Ñorquinco lakes and to the West all the Chilean volcanos. This is an invitation to visit a magic but real mountain, a chance that nature offers us to live with our spirit full of emotions and feelings
Special dates: Dates upon request for minimum groups of 4
Day 0 (previous day): Meeting in San Martin de los Andes with the guides team. Previous advice on accommodation, rented equipment and equipment review. In the afternoon. General preparations.
Day 1: Transfer on charter vehicle to the Paso Tromen located at the foot of the north face of the Lanin Volcano, where the park ranger station is located, which will control the team of the expedition members. In the first stage, after ascending approximately 5/7 hours, we arrived at one of the mountain shelters located at approximately 2350 m.a.s.l. Dinner and night in the shelter or in a tent (depending on availability).
Day 3: Very early (3 am) and after a hearty breakfast we will begin our attempt to summit. From this height on, the march is through permanent snowfields (from October to January), so the use of crampons and picks is essential for walking (the day before or before the ascent, a brief explanation of how to use them and your safety). Before noon the summit is reached (3776 m.a.s.l.). After the festivities and the corresponding photoshoot, the descent begins to the refuge area and from there to the base. Transfer back to San Martin de los Andes to accommodation. End of our services.
Difficulty and specifications for the ascent:
It is a demanding ascent. On the first day we make an ascendant between 5 to 6 hours until we reach the shelter area at 1300 mts. We will spend the night in a shelter or tent depending on the availability. The second day (if the weather conditions is good) we will go for the summit leaving the shelter between 3 or 4 am (at night and using headlamp).This unevenness is about 1400 mts and it is located in a more technical terrain (long ice loosen rock slabs). We can only be in the summit for a few minutes to take some pictures and hydrate ourselves. Then we will descend to our night shelter, rest for a while and take our equipments to continue our descent to the mountain base (according to a new disposition established a few years ago, it is not possible to spend another night in the mountain). In the base, a transport will be waiting for us.