This inactive volcano – also known as volcano “Antillanca” – allows us on the way to its summit to discover incredible views of the chilean lakes district.
Rising next to the connecting road between the cities of Osorno, Chile and Bariloche, Argentina – the Casa Blanca is a beautiful and inactive stratavolcano which last erupted more than 2000 years ago.
It´s height of only 1990 meters and it´s present little glaciation makes the ascension technically easy and so it becomes to be an excellent alternative to access one of the highest spots of southern Chile.
The climb on the northwest face starts at the ski center, called Antillanca. Depending on the season it is either possible to arrive to the „Crater Raihuén“ by vehicle or by walking about 4km and 240m of altitude. From this point the ascent goes through volcanic trails during summer or snowy slopes in winter and spring. As we win altitude the views of the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo and the Rupanco lake become increasingly impressive.
In our way back – depending on our itinerary – it is possible to stop and take a thermal bath in “Aguas Calientes“.