Huella Andina Expeditions

Chile

Intro

Heat it up in the cold mountain air of Chile's southern mountains. Explore the major volcanoes of Osorno, Calbuco, Puyehue and Casa Blanca. Discover glaciers, mountains, and valleys - whilst guided by experienced local mountaineers. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or a beginner - you will find suitable treks and climbs offered by these family orientated explorers - who “work hard for what they love".

The facts

Chile is a culturally rich and diverse country, sadly less explored by adventurers than its more well-known neighbours.

José Miguel, Sandra and Matías operate several trips in national parks and wilderness areas, specializing in guided mountain expeditions to the major volcanoes in southern Chile.

Huella Andina is the result of over 15 years of Andean exploration. A family business offering a professional service for adventure travel.

Locations


Volcanic Ascent – Climbing in Southern Chile

Puerto Varas, Chile
Excellent , 67 reviews

Experience geology on a grand scale in Los Lagos. Well known as the region of lakes, Los Lagos offers so much more than magnificent lakes. You will find Grandiose volcanic mountains, tranquil woodlands, awe-inspiring glaciers, and intriguing thermal activity. All of this within reach of modern amenit...More

SELECTED PACKAGES AT Volcanic Ascent – Climbing in Southern Chile


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Perfect Trifecta - visit three volcanoes in Southern Chile

Be a winner. Score the perfect trifecta – visit Osorno, Calbuco, and Casablanca three Chilean volcanoes in just three nights. Conquer the lake district...More

4 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$600


Trekking to the valle Los Ulmos, Calbuco volcano

Exploration on the edge as you experience the living earth. The last significant volcanic activity at Calbuco was in 2015 – yet the impact of those eve...More

1 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$120


Ice Climbing in the Osorno Volcano

Rising gracefully from the shore of Lake Llanquihue is a glaciated cone volcano – Osorno. Glaciers and volcanoes have formed the awesome landscape of ...More

1 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$140



SELECTED PACKAGES AT Volcanic Ascent – Climbing in Southern Chile

Showing 3 of 3 packages

Perfect Trifecta - visit three volcanoes in Southern Chile

Be a winner. Score the perfect trifecta – visit Osorno, Calbuco, and Casablanca three Chilean volcanoes in just three nights. Conquer the lake district...More

4 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$600

Trekking to the valle Los Ulmos, Calbuco volcano

Exploration on the edge as you experience the living earth. The last significant volcanic activity at Calbuco was in 2015 – yet the impact of those eve...More

1 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$120

Ice Climbing in the Osorno Volcano

Rising gracefully from the shore of Lake Llanquihue is a glaciated cone volcano – Osorno. Glaciers and volcanoes have formed the awesome landscape of ...More

1 Days
Intermediate

Starting at

$140

About


General

Pursue your dreams with Huella Andina Expeditions. Scale new heights and become at one with the natural world of the Andean mountain ranges. Immerse yourself in the geology and geography of this remarkable region. Huella Andina Expeditions offers a number of guided climbs and treks through the startlingly magnificent volcanic landscape surrounding Puerto Varas. You will experience mountains, lakes, glaciers, forests and thermal activity, all within this small geographical pocket. Expeditions range from day-trips through to 12-day excursions. Seeing is believing, yet this is far more than seeing – you will form a relationship with the land and peoples of Patagonia, taste their food, breathe their air, and climb their mountains. All guides speak fluent English, have multiple years of experience in the mountains, and deep local knowledge having grown up in the area.

The owners

In 2009 a group of family and friends joined together to pursue their dreams and "work hard for what they love". José Miguel, Sandra, and Matías spent their childhoods surrounded by the lakes, volcanoes, and forests of Patagonia. They fell in love with their childhood home and that love has never died. You now have the opportunity to share their passion for this remarkable region and enjoy their years of knowledge and experience. All expedition leaders are qualified climbers with certifications.

José Miguel has climbed throughout northern, central and southern Chile and Argentina, the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Dolomites and the Caucasus Mountains. José Miguel has been responsible for leading many multi-pitch ice and rock climbs throughout the world. He has made more than a hundred summits of the Osorno volcano, whilst guiding clients.

Matías began mountaineering at the age of 13, climbing in the Patagonian Andes. He is well known for making the “first absolute ascent of Cerro Isi in the Cordon of Los Cenizos in southern Chile (2007)”. Matías has climbed throughout Chile, Europe and Peru, with a significant number of volcanic ascents registered against his name.

Service

Guided climbing and trekking through Southern Chile, including mountain ascents, with equipment provided. Excellent local guides speaking English and Spanish.

What can I expect?

You will be in a small group usually of 2-8 people. Larger groups can make special arrangements.
You will have a qualified mountain guide with excellent local knowledge, who will speak both English and Spanish.
Costs for items mentioned in the itinerary will be included in the price. These include; climbing permits, entrance fees, necessary transportation for the expedition.
You will be provided with all the necessary equipment for the duration of your expedition. Including items such as; “ropes, helmet, harness, crampons, ice axes, carabiners, slings, belay/rappel device, ascenders, mountain tents, kitchen utensils/cooking equipment, tables and chairs for base camps or campsites, first aid kit (WFR), plus self-rescue equipment”
Accommodation and meals will be provided as listed in the itinerary for your expedition.

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