Volcanoes Chile

Volcanoes Chile

The Yates (also called Llebcan and Llenquimau), considered by the explorer and scientist Federico Reichert as “the northern pillar of the western Patagonian mountain range”, is located to the south of the Reloncaví estuary, in a privileged place as a viewpoint of the geography that surrounds the Gulf of Ancud. It belongs to a volcanic segment strongly controlled by the action of the Liquiñe-Ofqui fault zone. The ascent hike starts practically from the sea level. Beautiful forests accompany the route, whose final section is only suitable for experienced mountaineers, because the glacier is crossed by large cracks.

Baptized with the surname of Juan Yates, a practical pilot who accompanied Admiral Simpson in the exploration of the Patagonian channels and also Fitz Roy in the Beagle, the Yates has three main peaks, joined by an exposed North-South edge of about 800m long. Its highest height is the northern peak, about 30m higher than the south.

To access it, you can arrive from the north, from the town of Llaquepe, or from the south, starting from Hornopirén through the Río Negro valley, which ends at the Pinto Concha lake.

The first ascent of the northern peak was made in 1845.

This volcano does not register historical eruptive activity. However, there are historical records of a series of catastrophic events, such as debris avalanches, avalanches and river floods in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Yates Volcano can be promoted throughout the year. However, the summer months are recommended since there will be better conditions of climatic stability and the trail will be less muddy. In winter you can climb with skis, however you must climb a good distance with these in the back.

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Osorno Volcano is located in the Vicente Perez Rosalez National Park and is recognized worldwide for its great scenic attraction and the views it offers.
It is 2652 meters high which makes it visible from Osorno, Puerto Montt and even from Chiloe, it is located 60 kilometers northeast of the city of Puerto Varas.

It is a composite stratovolcano belonging to the South Volcanic Zone of the Andes, and in conjunction with the volcanoes La Picada, Puntiagudo and Cordón Cenizos. The upper part of the volcanic building is covered by a glacier, which, despite its retreat, represents a significant volume of water for the generation of lahars.

The historical eruptive activity of the Osorno volcano has been characterized essentially by episodes of low explosivity, among which the fissural eruption of 1835 AD stands out. The weak fumarole described since the beginning of the 20th century under the ice of the summit seems to have diminished at present. The last recorded eruption was in 1869.

In the slopes of Volcano Osorno there is a ski center, sport in which you can practice almost all year round, if the weather conditions are optimal.

In summer, you can do trekking and know the surroundings.
On the climb you will appreciate a panoramic view of the Petrohué River valley and you will get to know an extinct crater of the volcano. Another point of great attraction will be the viewpoint from where you can get a panoramic view of Lake Llanquihue and surrounding volcanoes.

You can make several walks through the volcano sector and we invite you to relices next to us.

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Horseback ride through rural paths and forests while enjoying the view. After lunch, get ready for some exciting white water rafting on the Petrohué River. Enjoy some shore time or take a dip.