OverviewThe Cima di Camadra 3172m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Ticino and Grisons. He's on the boarder of the Swiss-cantons Gisons (Graubünden) and Ticino (Tessin). This mountain is close-by the villages Disentis and Campo and also by the Lukmanier pass. Valleys in the proximity of the Cima di Camadra are "Val Uffiern" and "Val Camadra".
To the north of the summit you find the glacier "Glatscher da Medel" and "Vadrecc di Camadra". In the neighborhood one found the mountains Piz Medel 3210m, Piz Uffiern 3151m and Piz Cristallina 3128m.
Route & DifficultyNormal route:
Best start in the Scaletta hut 2205m (Capanna Scaletta).On a hiking trail on goes to the Uffiern pass 2628m (Pass d'Uffiern) and the Uffiern lake (Lai d'Uffiern). From there the route is pathless over the south ridge and south flank of Cima di Camadra 3172m.
Difficulty: L or WS- (F or PD-) / T5
Ski tour route:
From the Medel-hut 2524m to the glacier "Glatscher da Plattas". Traverse the "Fil Lung" and over the extensive glacier "Glatscher da Medel" to the "Refugi da Camutschs 2928m". Forward to the "Fuorcla Su 3084m" and over the west ridge to the summit of the Cima di Camadra 3172m
Difficulty: ZS- (AD-)
Route: 248 ¦ 840 metres in altitude
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
Accommodations* Medel hut 2524m: Link to Medel hut
* Scaletta hut 2205m: Link to Scaletta hut
Getting ThereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB- Gotthard railway to Bellinzona. One takes the yellow bus and drives to Olivone and Campo.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Bellinzona get the highway to Biasca and follow the indication to Olivone. There follw the road to Campo.Instead the road to arrive to Pian Geirett is on the left and not very clear.In the summer the cars are not allowed to arrive to Pian Geirett.
Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
LinksSwitzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons Tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
For further accommodations see here: www.tourism-switzerland.ch
In Memory of Cyrill RüeggerA 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.