Volcán Osorno (2,652-m) via Southwest Face (Alpine Grade: AD)

    Volcán Osorno is a 2,652-meter (8,701-foot) active stratovolcano located in the Lagos region of southern Chile. It lies roughly equidistant between two large lakes, Lago Llanquihue and Lago Todos Los Santos. In a landscape defined by its amazing volcanoes, Osorno is the shining icon. Because of its remarkably … Continue reading…

Volcán Calbuco (2,015-m) via North Ridge (Class-2 Scramble)

  Volcán Calbuco is a 2,015-meter (6,611-foot) active stratovolcano in the Lagos district of southern Chile. It is situated across the waters of Lago Llanquihue from the iconic 2,652-m Volcán Osorno. First-time visitors to the area might notice the disparity in appearance between the two neighboring volcanoes: Calbuco’s stumpy, scabrous … Continue reading…

Nevado Chimboya (5,489-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: PD)

  Nevado Chimboya is a 5,489-meter (18,008-foot) mountain in the Cordillera La Raya, a seldom-visited range of the central Andes. It is located near the border of Cuzco and Puno departments. The city of Cuzco lies only 130-km to the northwest, but the 6,000-m+ Cordillera Vilcanota stands in the way … Continue reading…