GPT08 - Volcán Chillan
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Recent Alerts and Suggestions
- 2019-Nov-10 / Jan Dudeck
Volcan Chillán remains active. The regular route passes the crater closely therefore Option 1 appears currently the saver if someone does not want skip section GPT08 completely. This option passes the danger zone with more distance. In case of an eruption volcanic ash is likely to affect Option 1 but the risk of direct volcanic effects is lower (flash flood from melting snow and glaciers, land slides, lava and flying rocks).
- 2019-Jan-13 / Martin Lizondo / Regular Route Southbound
Volcán Chillán was in "alerta naranja".
Río Ñuble impassable at S36° 50.188' W71° 14.935' Better continue following the minor road in the alternative route.
When hiking the alternative east route (Paso Aguila) do not descend to the valley at S36° 57.919' W71° 14.752'. It's unmantained and overgrounded, because of recent forest fires. Better stay above the tree line until Laguna El Lobo.
Season Section Log
|GPT08: Volcán Chillan||Hiking||Packrafting|
|Group||B: Zona Arrieros||Total||140.1 km||47 h||134.3 km||43 h|
|Region||Chile: Bío Bío (VIII)||Trails (TL)||80.1 km||57.2%||56.6 km||42.1%|
|Start||Puente Ingles||Minor Roads (MR)||41.9 km||29.9%||39.5 km||29.4%|
|Finish||Abanico||Primary Roads (PR)||8.7 km||6.2%||9.5 km||7.1%|
|Status||Published & Verified||Cross-Country (CC)||9.4 km||6.7%||5.8 km||4.3%|
|Traversable||Jan - Mar (Maybe: Dec, Apr)||Bush-Bashing (BB)||-||-||-||-|
|Connects to||GPT07, GPT09||Investigation (I)||-||-||-||-|
|Options||271 km (6 Options & Variants)||Exploration (EXP)||-||-||-||-|
|Hiking||Packrafting||Total on Water||22.8 km||17.0%|
|Attraction||5 (of 5)||5 (of 5)||River (RI)||-||-|
|Difficulty||4 (of 5)||4 (of 5)||Lake (LK)||22.8 km||17.0%|
|Direction||Both ↓↑||Both ↓↑||Fjord (FJ)||-||-|
|Character||Forest, Alpine Terrain, Volcanic Terrain, Summit Ascents, Hot Springs, Mountain Pastures, Arrieros|
|Challenges||Demanding River Fords, Exposure to Elements, Clambering, Resupply Distance|