The spectacular volcano is flanked by the dense Valdivian forest, which in its surroundings stands out for its Alerces and Mañíos trees, giant ferns, Tepas, Ulmos and Quilas. Typical fauna of these forests includes pumas, Pudúes, foxes, Chingues and Hummingbirds, among other elusive inhabitants. The volcano is visible from most of the lakes in the region, with the Rupanco being the most associated with Puntiagudo and its surroundings, this is where we will begin our approach.
El Puntiagudo is a technically interesting mountain. First, it has a long approach that begins at an average altitude of 200m and through which you must cross dense forests, where it is common to lose the trail. As for the conditions of the climb, it vary markedly throughout the year, being the winter season suitable for its ascent to be covered with snow from its base, delivering a sustained climb with interesting ice formations in its upper part: cauliflowers, waterfalls and gutters.