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Blinnenhorn 3374m
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Blinnenhorn 3374m

 
Blinnenhorn 3374m

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wallis, Italy/Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.42561°N / 8.30832°E

Object Title: Blinnenhorn 3374m

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 11070 ft / 3374 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Feb 2, 2008 / Jun 20, 2009

Object ID: 377743

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In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger

A note from the SP staff
Cyrill Rüegger, the member we all used to know as Cyrill and Digitalis, died on June 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.

Rest in peace, brother!

The picture above was taken on the summit of Matterhorn on July 28th 2007.

Overview

The Blinnenhorn 3374m is a mountain in Switzerland and Italy, in the canton Wallis and in the Lepontine Alps. This mountain is located in the south-west of the Nufenen-pass 2480m (Passo della Novena) on the border Switzerland/Italy. Blinnenhorn is close-by the lakes "Lago dei Sabbione" and "Griessee". The Italien name from the Blinnenhorn is Corno Cieco. Blinnenhorn is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.

To the north-east of the Blinnenhorn you find the glacier "Griesgletscher". The last glacier in the area, which has suffered heavily from global warming.

 
Blinnenhorn 3374m
Blinnenhorn 3374m



Route

Normal-route:
Refuge Claudio e Bruno 2708m or Refuge Mores 2504m - Rothorn-pass (Gran Sella del Gries - south-west ridge - Blinnenhorn 3374m.
Difficulty: WS

Alternative route:

Nufenen-pass 2480m (Passo della Novena) - Griessee - Griesgletscher - south-east ridge - Blinnenhorn 3374m / according to crevasse situation

Ski tour route:
Refuge Claudio e Bruno 2708m or Refuge Mores 2504m - Rothorn-pass (Gran Sella del Gries - south-west ridge - Blinnenhorn 3374m.
or
Nufenen-pass 2480m (Passo della Novena) - Griessee - Griesgletscher - south-east ridge - Blinnenhorn 3374m

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Online map for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

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Getting there

By public transport:

SBB Gotthard-railway to Airolo and with the yellow post-bus to Nufenen-pass 2480m (Passo della Novena).

Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule


By car:

Switzerland: Gotthard-tunnel to Airolo and on mountain pass road to Nufenen-pass 2480m (Passo della Novena).

Italy: To the village Canza in the valley Formazza. It be possible to drive until Riale at Lake "Lago di Morasco".


Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch




Accommodation

Rifugio Margaroli at Lake "Lago del Vannino 2194m"
Rifugio Cesare Mores 2505m Link to Mores

Rifugio Somma Lombardo
Rifugio Città di Busto 2480m Link to Busto
Rifugio Claudio e Bruno 2713m

Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS

Meteo News.ch

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

Maps

Online map for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps

Images