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A walk to the Ventisquero Negro

This walk allows a walk in the inferior part of the Glaciar Rio Manso of the Tronador and nascent of the Manso River that Ventisquero Negro is denominated

Conventional touristic way

Available with Mountain Bikes too. Following the main road in direction of Mount Tronador for yet 8 kilometers we'll arrive to the "Ventisquero Negro". That inactive glacier is caused by the big ice falls which are constantly tumbling down from the Manso Glacier, 500 mts higher on the mountain.

The ice is covered by rocks and sand at the limit, apparenting completely black. A simple walk on the glacier is recommended only for fit people and is dangerous to do in shorts pants because is very easy to fall and hurt the legs. The experience of walking on the ice and touching it is fantastic. It is recommended for the health to do this experience with a mountain guide.

The hiking way ( 10 km )

Following the trail to "El Saltillo de las Nalcas" , we turn right 500 mts before it, following another trail which connects to "Mallín Chileno" and "Refugio Viejo" main horses trail. After ½ hour we arrive at that junction and we turn right again coming back to Pampa Linda by the "Vuriloche pass" horses trail.    

The name of the passage Vuriloche makes us remember that it was formerly used by the Indians that crossed the mountain range.

It called this way himself to a tribe of Indians that, according to the reports of the time, they were belligerent and they carried out incursions to Concepción's Spanish establishments and Valdivia (XVII century).

After having passed a little hill covered by a young Lenga and Ñire forest we cross a small river which joins the Manso River . From here we start to look for the entrance of a dry river on the left side, paralel to the manso River . We must follow that dry river because it comes from the direction we have to go: the left side of the main frontal morraine of the Ventisquero Negro.

After the last climb up over big boulders and stones to get to the col of the morraine we finally see the glacier.

Depending on the shape of the glacier, the conditions of the morraine, and the influence of the typical river between both, it might be possible to touch the ice, maybe to drink a Scotch Wiskey on the Rocks a thousand years old.

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