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Mazzaspitz

 
Mazzaspitz

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.48894°N / 9.54437°E

Object Title: Mazzaspitz

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10381 ft / 3164 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Jul 11, 2008 / May 30, 2010

Object ID: 420195

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Overview

Mazzaspitz 3164m is a mountain in the eastern part of Switzerland, in the canton Grisons (Graubünden). Located in the Rhaetian Alps and the Platta Group. The mountain is in the Avers valley, which is famous for many beautiful ski tours in Spring time. In the south of the mountain, are the village Juf on 2124m! It is the highest village in Switzerland, which is in the whole year inhabited.

In the north of the Mazzaspitz is the famous Piz Platta 3392m located, in the east the Piz Surpare 3078m. Two major transitions are in the vicinity of this mountain, the "Fallenfurgga" and the "Stallerberg". With this mountain pass, are two valleys and regions connected.

Around the mountain, there is no glacier. In this area there are also some beautiful mountain lakes, named "Bandseen" and "Flüeseen". The Mazzaspitz is rarely visited and is a "quiet and lonely" Mountain, he does not belong to the famous summits of the Alps.

 
Mazzaspitz 3164m
Mazzaspitz 3164m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route on foot:

Best start in village Juf 2124m. On a hiking trail on goes to the beautiful mountain lake in the southeast of the Mazzaspitz at 2790m.
Then it climbs over the south ridge (some parts of UIAA II) to the summit.

Difficulty: L or T5


Winter/Spring route with ski:

Best start in village Juf 2124m. On a hiking trail on goes to the beautiful mountain lake in the southeast of the Mazzaspitz at 2790m.
Then it climbs over the south ridge (some parts of UIAA II) to the summit.

Route 425a ¦ Difficulty: ZS ¦ 1050 metres in altitude



Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps




Getting There

By public transport:

With the RHB-railway from Chur to Tiefencastel. Than with post bus to Savognin and Mulegns

Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule


By car:

Avers valley: Chur - Thusis - Andeer - Innerferrera - Cresta

Julier valley: Chur - Thusis - Tiefencastel - Savognin - Mulegns

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





Accommodations

Avers valley:

- Hotel Bergalga >Link: Bergalga

Julia valley/Mulegns:

- Ski hut Platta in 7455 Mulegns, Tel. ++41/81/684 55 95 (starting point for Mazzaspitz 3164m and Piz Platta 3392m)


for further accommodations see here: www.tourism-switzerland.ch



Books & Map

Guidebook summer:
Bündner Alpen 3
Author Manfred Hunziker

Guidebook winter:
Skitouren Graubünden
Vital Eggenberger

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

Links

Switzerland tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

Gisons tourism: www.graubünden.ch

Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch

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.

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