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... his best to avoid them but inevitably we hit one of the numerous potholes (thud!) and Maggie gets a flat tyre. Blast.
¨Have you ever changed a tyre before?¨ he asks.
¨Any idea how?¨
¨Not a clue.¨
We figure out where the jack is supposed to go (helpfully, the instruction leaflet is in Japanese) and then we hit a new problem. One of the nuts is screwed on so tight neither of us can shift it.
... put on our crampons to ascend the mountain took us about half an hour to get back down, where it was a 4 hour ascent. We got back to the car before everyone else and had an express car to take us back to town.
The regular 9 hour day, took us just over 6! Legendary mountain climbers, with a desire for speed on the way down! We got back had dinner and started drinking then we all went to town to celebrate the mountain climbing ...
... it was still before 9am. With a 900m climb to complete before reaching the peak of Villarrica we knew there'd be some hard graft. An hour or so later and we reached the ice caps; cue the crampons. This imperative footwear, strapped onto the base of our hiking boots, meant that we could tackle the glistening, frozen, beauty that confronted us. Stepping on the ice cranked up the toughness levels, but with the crampons, pick-axe and sturdy centre of gravity, we ...
... volcano villarica made the hike worthwhile and I had a relaxed picnic by a lake at the top enjoying the sun and peace. There were hundreds of lizards around as well as what looked suspiciously like a tarantula crawling down the path towards me. I met the American couple from the volcano on the way down and we arranged to meet for drinks later. Back in pucon I was chatting to a guy working in the hostel about finding some non tourist shops to buy Christmas ...
... 8211; story of my life thinks Vin!) at 1400m and starting the hike up to the summit. Down in the town the day had started very grey with low cloud – we’re above that now, and the sky is clear and a beautiful deep blue. It’s incredible. Looking down the valley all we can see is low cloud, with occasional high peaks peering through. In the car park, Vin eyes up a few folks who are hiking up with snowboards and skis – hmm, why couldn’t we do ...