Puyehue Volcano Photos


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Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 8, 2011 - 12:21pm PT
Ya prolly don't wanna climb there this week.
Photos from LA Times.


Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 8, 2011 - 12:26pm PT
Wow!, to quote (I can't remember which guidebook it was) "geologic time is now!"

or....maybe g(G)od is pissed that not enough people prepared for the "rapture":-)
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 8, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Very cool!

Now if only that crackpot preacher a few weeks ago had predicted a rupture instead of a rapture, there might be something to his rantings.
this just in

north fork
Jun 8, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
Damn those are some awesome photos, even though it's a disaster.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 10, 2011 - 12:07am PT
Wow! Mother Nature giving another lecture.

Social climber
Jun 10, 2011 - 12:11am PT
hey there, say, reilly... thanks for sharing... i had HEARD about this...

*will come back later, to see the pics...
corniss chopper

breaking the speed of gravity
Jun 10, 2011 - 03:14am PT
This volcano is the real deal: baseball sized rocks are falling 12 miles from the volcano at the Argentine boarder.

-rocks would need to be traveling over 961 mph (supersonic) when leaving the caldera to travel that far.

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 10, 2011 - 03:25am PT
That is definitely a Latino volcano.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2011 - 11:50am PT
Some more recent pics...

Anybody for a hot steaming river?

Who wants to help?

Uh, this looks serious...

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 10, 2011 - 01:11pm PT
All the pics are amazing, and the very last one before my post is a cool visual to see high altitude winds.

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2011 - 01:13pm PT
All that ash in the atmosphere is not going to help the weather!

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2011 - 01:31pm PT

from Yahoo.com

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2011 - 11:38am PT
The 'lecture' continues.

Chile volcano cloud grounds NZ, Australian planes for second day

Gyles Beckford
June 13, 2011

WELLINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - A cloud of ash from an
erupting volcano in Chile disrupted air travel in New Zealand
and Australia for a second day on Monday, causing scores of
flights to be cancelled and grounding thousands of travellers.

Flights between New Zealand and Australia, and some domestic
routes in both countries, were disrupted as the cloud, which has
travelled around 10,000 km (6,000 miles) across the Atlantic and
Indian oceans, drifted over their southern air space.

Air New Zealand kept in the air by rerouting
flights and flying at lower altitudes to avoid the ash, but was
monitoring developments closely.

"We may well be affected later on today and tomorrow because
if we can't exit or operate across the Tasman (Sea) and get to
20,000 feet before we enter into controlled air space then we
will have issues in the next few days," said Air NZ chief pilot
David Morgan.

Air NZ flights have been operating at around 18,000 feet
(5,800 metres) although it is more costly in fuel consumption.

The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain in Chile has
been erupting for the past week, throwing South American air
travel into chaos as it spews ash high into the atmosphere.

Virgin Australia , which had cancelled services on
Sunday, said it was resuming flights.

"Overnight we have been monitoring closely the situation and
we now believe that conditions are safe to operate," said Sean
Donohue, Virgin Australia's executive operations manager.

However, Qantas and its budget offshoot, Jetstar,
maintained a ban on flying out of the southern city of Melbourne
and the southern island state of Tasmania until mid-afternoon
local time at least.

All flights within and to and from New Zealand were also
still suspended, and Qantas cancelled three services to
Argentina and the United States because of the ash cloud.

The national carrier said the outlook was unpredictable.

"It is really difficult to say because it's so hard to
predict the behaviour of the ash cloud. We can only look 12
hours ahead at the most and even then it is difficult to say
with any certainty," said Qantas spokesman Tom Woodward.

Despite the disruptions, airports in both countries reported
little chaos at terminals On Monday, with many affected
passengers having abandoned their travel plans for now.

New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said there was
no need for an official ban on flights and airlines would be
left to make their own decisions.

"At the moment the ash is basically trapped in the
stratosphere, it's not falling below that, so the air space
below the ash cloud is viable for operations," CAA
meteorological manager Peter Lechner said on Radio New Zealand,
adding the effects of the volcano could last for weeks.

The fine ash particles, which pose a danger to aircraft
bodies and engines, were carried east by the prevailing winds to
sit between 20,000 and 35,000 feet across southern parts of
Australia and New Zealand.

Air travel in northern Europe and Britain was disrupted last
month after Iceland's most active volcano at Grimsvotn sent a
thick plume of ash and smoke as high as 25 km. This was worse
than the Chilean fall-out because it spread ash throughout the
air column, from ground level to the upper atmosphere.

(Additional reporting by Chris McCall)

Copyright © 2011, Reuters

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 13, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
Holy Schizzle! That is some mushroom cloud! I just wonder how much energy was liberated in that big burp?
Double D

Jun 13, 2011 - 02:53pm PT
Wow thanks for sharing. Those are some incredible photos!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jun 13, 2011 - 06:09pm PT
Bad Azzz!

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2011 - 11:41am PT
While mildly titillating to us it is getting serious in Argentina.
The air travel snafus are the least of it. 18 inches on the ground in places!
60,000 cattle and 2 million sheep at risk.

Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano disrupts air travel

Peru's president-elect, Ollanta Humala, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are among those forced to take other modes of transport to reach Argentina. The ash cloud has also led Argentina to declare a state of emergency for farmers.

By Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times

June 15, 2011
Reporting from Buenos Aires and Bogota, Colombia—

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, confronted Tuesday with canceled flights due to the ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue volcano, resorted to traveling by boat instead of airplane to keep an appointment with Argentine PresidentCristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

A day earlier, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, also eager to meet with Fernandez, caught a bus for the 400-mile ride from Cordoba, Argentina, to Buenos Aires. His flight from Bogota, the Colombian capital, had been forced to land before reaching the Argentine capital because of Puyehue.

The officials, like thousands of other would-be air travelers, found themselves searching for alternative ways to reach their destination days after the volcano erupted June 4 in southern Chile. Humala, who is having a series of meetings with South American leaders, was traveling from Uruguay to Argentina.

The ash cloud over the Southern Hemisphere has spread as far as South Africa andAustralia.

The eruption has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in Chile's Ranco province but caused little disruption of Chilean flights. On most days, northeasterly winds have sent the ash plume into neighboring Argentina.

"It's a release of the volcano's internal pressure and of course it has brought grave consequences for air traffic and farming," said Roberto Page, director of Argentina's Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources. "It's not possible to know with exactitude what will happen in the next few days, nor predict how long the phenomenon of the rain of ash will last."

Buenos Aires' international airport in Ezeiza has been closed for all or part of five days since the eruption. Several major airlines canceled flights Tuesday into and out of Argentina, Uruguay, Australia and Brazil. In a statement, Brazil-based Gol Airlines said it was taking measures out of concern for "the safety of our clients and employees."

Even as the ash cloud continued to cause misery for air travelers, officials offered little hope for short-term improvement. One government geologist said Chilean officials have informed him that the volcano "continues in emission and could continue for the next two days."

In addition to disrupting air travel, the volcanic ash is casting a cloud over Argentine agriculture, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency for farmers. Tourism in Bariloche and Villa La Angostura, two popular winter sports destinations, has been thrown into disarray by the fall of up to 18 inches in ash.

Although Argentina's aeronautical authorities on Tuesday gave airlines the green light to reschedule flights, Ezeiza airport remained closed through the early afternoon. The volcano is about 1,000 miles southwest of Argentina's capital.

In Bariloche, the mountain resort city just 100 miles from the Chilean volcano, dense ash lying in thick layers made soggy by rain caused power and telephone outages and forced authorities to suspend classes. TV reports showed a city whose streets were deserted. The roofs of dozens of houses, mainly in low-income districts, collapsed under the weight of the ash.

Farm officials were concerned about the prolonged eruption's continued effect on the 2 million head of sheep that graze in southern Argentina. Farmers in Chubut and Rio Negro areas said they have suffered five years of drought and the ash could destroy the little pastureland still serviceable. Rio Negro officials said 60,000 head of cattle also are "at risk."

Haroldo Lebed, director of the national Agriculture Emergency and Disaster office, said he has declared a state of emergency for some Patagonian farm regions.

"This phenomenon on top of the years of drought the region has suffered is overwhelming in terms of the economic impact it is causing," Lebed said. "It's impossible to quantify the scale of the disaster."

Special correspondents D'Alessandro reported from Buenos Aires and Kraul from Bogota.
Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 16, 2011 - 09:45pm PT
Reilly,.. WOW... ... unbelievable pictures... WOW.

Thanks, i missed this thread first time around...

corniss chopper

breaking the speed of gravity
Jun 16, 2011 - 10:57pm PT
crazy scuba diver goes into lake covered in floating pumice as waves of ash
roll up on shore. !!!




more scuba dudes in the ash covered lake pics


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 16, 2011 - 10:58pm PT

I hung a link on Guido's 'every picture tells a story' showing some of
the photos--pretty darned amazing!!!!
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