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Augstenberg

 
Augstenberg

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons and Tirol, Austria/Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.86465°N / 10.20381°E

Object Title: Augstenberg

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10597 ft / 3230 m

 

Page By: Mathias Zehring, Cyrill

Created/Edited: May 7, 2008 / Jun 13, 2010

Object ID: 401902

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Overview

Augstenberg 3230m is a mountain on the border between Switzerland and Austria, in the canton Grisons and province Tirol. Augstenberg belongs to the Silvretta Group of the Rhaetian Alps. It can be climbed for either Tuoi hut on the swiss or Jamtal hut on the austrian side. Heidelberger hut is more east, behind another ridge, so it cannot serve as direct basis. On the east of Augstenberg is Futschöl pass (2768m) with an old toll station (smuggling was very common until WW II) and in the west the alpine Fuorcla Chalaus 3004m. The Rhaeto-Romanic name of the Augstenberg is Piz Blaisch Lunga. Augstenberg is a popular mountain especially in winter and spring with ski.

To the southwest of the Augstenberg - on the swiss side - there is "Vadret da Chalaus" glacier that reaches up to summit and delivers the normal ascent route. The other sides of the mountain are steep and hardly ever climbed. Little Vadret Futschöl glacer on the east side builds nice seracs and the mountain looks almost unaccessible fom east side.

 
Augstenberg (3228m)
Augstenberg - SW side with Vadret da Chalaus glacier




Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Jamtal hut 2165m - Point 2413m - Chalausferner - Fuorcla Chalaus 3004m - Westflank - Augstenberg main summit 3230m.

Difficulty: L-WS (F-PD), 1100metres in altitude.


Ski tour route:

Jamtal hut 2165m - Point 2413m - Chalausferner - Fuorcla Chalaus 3004m - Westflank - Augstenberg main summit 3230m.

Route: Route 625b, Difficulty: ZS (AD), 1100metres in altitude.


(From the Tuoi hut and the Heidelberger hut is the tour longer...)

Accommodations

 
Jamtal hut
Jamtal hut
Jamtal hut 2165m - Link: www.jamtalhuette.at
 
Tuoi Hut 2250m
Tuoi hut
Tuoi hut 2250m - Link: www.tuoi.ch
 
Heidelberger hut
Heidelberger hut
Heidelberger hut 2264m - Link: www.heidelbergerhuette.com

Getting There

The nearest international airports are Innsbruck in Austria, Milano and Verona in Italy and Zürich in Switzerland.

From Innsbruck
Take motorway A12/E60 west towards Landeck. There take B180/184 (B27 in Switzerland) across Finstermünz Pass to Unterengadin, to reach the southern side of the Silvretta Group. For the northern part, take Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse, B188.

From Zürich
Take motorway A3 east to Vaduz. At exit Bad Ragaz take B28 to Davos and across Füelapass to Susch for the southern part of the group. Alternatively at Bad Ragaz turn north onto motorway A13 to Vaduz where you cross over via B191 to Feldkirch and motorway E60 east. At Bludenz turn south onto B188 Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse.

From Milano
Take the ring motorway north and leave for SS36 north. It will take you by Monza and Lago di Como until you reach Chiavenna. There turn Onto SS37 east in direction of St. Moritz. The road turns into B27 on the Swiss side of the border and takes you to Unterengadin and the south of the Silvretta Group.

From Verona
Take Motorway A22 (Brenner Motorway northward until you reach Bozen / Bolzano. There turn onto SS38, Vinschgauer Staatsstrasse, which takes you to Schluderns and from there on northwards to Reschenpass and Landeck, where you can turn onto B188 for the north of the Silvretta Group. For the south turn onto SS41 / B28 across Ofenpass and through Val Müstair to Unterengadin.

(Thank you Gangolf for this description)

map

online map available here: mapplus.ch (link already adjusted to Augstenberg)

there are two excellent printed maps:

- of course the official swiss map 1:25000 Nr. 1198 Silvretta

- or - in this case better - the map of the german/austrian alpine clubs, 1:25000 Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 26 Silvretta - also available with ski routes

Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland and Austria

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS

Meteo News.ch

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch

In Memory of Ciryll Rüegger

 
Summit of Augstenberg 3230m
Cyrill on Augstenberg

Cyrill Rüegger, the crator of this page, died on May 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü together with his wife Tanja and a common friend. They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly. Their bodies were retrieved from the Palü Glacier by helicopter a day after the accident.

Cyrill joined SP in March 2006 and soon was one of the most prolific contributors on the site with almost 70 mountain and 5 range pages to his profile. He was an accomplished climber, bagging almost 1000 summits in not quite seven years. Among them are 35 4000ers and 272 3000ers, almost all of them in his home country Switzerland.

While contributing a lot on SP, Cyrill's real internet home was www.hikr.org where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on www.bergsteigen.at and other climbing sites, often under his real name but also under the pseudonym Digitalis. He was a botanist by profession and also contributed his knowledge about medical plants to different websites. Cyrill will be greatly missed by all.

This page will be kept in honour of Cyrill, one of SP's most prolific members and most active mountaineers.

Images

storm at ZahnjochThe Augstenberg 3230mAugstenberg, 3.230mAugstenberg (3228m)The Augstenberg 3230mSummit of Augstenberg 3230mJamtal hut
Heidelberger hutTuoi Hut 2250m