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Centro de Ski Pillán | Chair lift and Volcán Villarrica


Chair lift of the Pillán ski resort at the slopes of the 2860 m high stratovolcano Villarrica, known as Rucapillán in the Mapuche language. This basaltic-andesitic volcano is one of the most active in the country and the entire Andes. It typically displays strombolian eruptions, often accompanied by lahars which evolve due to the sudden melting of snow and ice. The fume rising from the summit crater emerges from a lava lake. The forest in the foreground is mainly composed of Nothofagus pumilio (lenga).

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on Friday 23 February 2024 by Martin Mergili
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