Two months on the southern tip of South America
The most famous mountain on the Carretera Austral in the remote south of Chile looks like a fairy-tale castle; on a hike there are mountain lakes and viewpoints to discover
Penguins, wrecks and craters — Excursions to Isla Magdalena and along the Strait of Magellan to Pali Aike (Patagonia, Chile)
The Cirquit, a complete circumnavigation of Torres del Paine including the “W”, is the most famous trek in Patagonia (Chile)
Hikes through rustic forests, up to the snow-covered Sierra Nevada past araucaria, views of lakes and the Llaima volcano, and finally an ascent of Llaima itself.
A view into the crater of Villarrica and a hike to lakes and araucaria (lake district in Patagonia, Chile)
Tracing the latest volcanic eruption in Chile
The lake district with its green fields, dense rainforests, countless lakes of all sizes and towering volcanoes and mountain peaks (cf. The Formation of Mountains) is, so to speak, the southern end of civilisation in South America: a little further on, the sparsely populated wilderness of Patagonia begins. I fly to Puerto Montt and drive … Continue reading “Puerto Varas in the Lake District of Chile”
10 weeks of hiking and mountaineering in the Andes
…I was in Antofagasta for one reason only: to fly home again. Read on Travelogue Andes 2010 San Pedro de Atacama Sajama and Lauca From Uyuni to San Pedro and ascent of Licancabur
Around San Pedro de Atacama (Chile): Viewpoints in the Atacama Desert, excursions to lagoons in the Andes and to the Tatio geyser.
Jeep tour (with an annoying group) through spectacular scenery: from Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) via Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) with ascent of the Licancabur volcano.
Three high volcanoes and a few lakes in the national parks on the border between Bolivia and Chile