Trekking to the Summit of Volcano Villarrica: A Guest Post

Here at Cascada, we love adventuring in skinny ol’ Chile – and we adore hearing from travelers doing the same! Guest blogger Christopher and his hiking boots continue exploring some of the country’s highlighted treks and climbs. Today, he describes his experience ascending Volcano Villarrica, in the Araucanía region. As he details, while the climb is not exclusively for experts, the ascent is steep and crampons and ice picks are necessary. When you reach the top – watch out! – you’ll be standing on the top of an active volcano. In fact, just days ago a preventative warning was issued regarding volcano activity, including restrictions on climbing to certain heights! Not a regular old day, eh? Christopher tells us more…