Climb Puntiagudo Volcano

With its narrow silhouette the Puntiagudo is a mountain closely linked to the history of mountaineering in Chile and the region itself. With a tragic first ascent and an with “Patagonian climb” feeling, is the Chilean Matterhorn one of those ascents that become memorable stories.

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.

Next departure:

– Regular departures between July and October 2019 prior reservation.

from $450.000 CLP
Location: Rupanco Lake, Lakes District.
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.
Length: 24km (~15 miles)
Elevation: ~2.200m (~7.220 Ft).
Start / End: Puerto Varas, Chile.
Season: October to April.
Highlights: South of Chile, Puerto Varas; Puntiagudo Volcano; Rupanco Lake; “El Calzoncillo” waterfall; Alerces; Trekking.
Price p.p.: 1 person, $650.000; 2 or more, $450.000.
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– D1: 9am, Transportation to Rupanco lake.

– D1: 11 am, Beginning of the trek to base camp.

– D2: 10 am, trek to the bivouac.

– D3: 5am, climbing the northwest ridge (D III. AI3 500m, 50º/90º). Descent to the BC

– D4: 10am: Beginning of the trek back and return to Puerto Varas.

– End of Service.

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