La Torre Suiza

Francisco Bilbao 969, Villarrica, Lake District, Chile | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Villarrica

"its pretty chilly here..."

A travel blog entry by langohr101 on Apr 11, 2013

... so we began are 5 hour climb to the top. We had the option to take a gondola ride a quarter of the way up but that wasn't what we wanted. Our only interest was to climb this monster top to bottom! Making are way through the rocky base, the first two hours were steady, easing are way into the climb. upon sunrise we were presented with excellent views, with a shadow of the volcano falling into the hills to the right. Soon after the winds picked up and ...

Mike Versus the Volcano

A travel blog entry by whereiswagner on Mar 15, 2013

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... have somehow grown further away, you have been climbing for hours already, and you need to have all your attention on the fragile steps of snow in front of you; a tedious task that begs for the mind to wander, until you step incorrectly and lose your footing, jerking your body and mind back into focus.

Hearing we have twenty minutes to go was a joyous occasion. Those were by far the easiest twenty minutes of climbing, even though they were the steepest and ...

Walking with Dinosaurs

A travel blog entry by sophiemead on Jan 16, 2013

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... awoken at 7am by howling wind, the topsheet had ripped free from the pegs and was flapping irritatingly all over the place. How embarrassing, what an amateur camper, bet my neighbours are s******ing in their carpas at my lack of outdoor expertise! That day I took Luis’s advice and and got on a bus to Parque Huerquehue. ‘You want to walk and see araucarias?’ he asked. Get to Huerquehue. So I did. I just made the mistake of ...

Knees up

A travel blog entry by debanddavid on Jan 07, 2013

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... 500m to help us to the top a little quicker than the rest of the crowds. Then it's ice axes out and we start the walk up, zigzagging through the snow and ice, baby step by baby step, to 2800m. Weirdly, it's not too cold - d walks most of the way in a vest top. It's also not as hard as expected - certainly not before a couple of people in the group complain we're going too slowly. Then we end up in a group going faster, pushing our not-quite-perfectly-fitting boots ...

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