Villarrica and the LIVE Volcano

Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Climbing it tomorrow (i hope if the weather holds out). Watch this space soon for updates on the Volcano and pics....

The weather nt only held out but turned it on for us! It was an amazing day with beautiful sunshine and not a cloud in sight (except for the sulfur clouds). We started at 9am with the full kit on, after 5 hours we made it to the top and rewarded with beautiful views and for me the Volcano showing its stuff (see the video). I was the only one in the group courageous enough to approach the edge and got to see some lava explosions that were amazing. 2 hours before the top we were hit with sulfur clouds that smelt awful but tasted nice!!!
We were only allowed 15 minutes at the top before having to come down. Intitially the descent was by foot and steep till we levelled out a bit and we able to slide on our butts!!! Fun!!
I will post some of the views from the top up tomorrow.

Absolutely brilliant and very well organised by Politur.
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