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Piz Albana
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Piz Albana

 
Piz Albana

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.48043°N / 9.77783°E

Object Title: Piz Albana

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer

Elevation: 10171 ft / 3100 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Oct 7, 2008 / May 29, 2010

Object ID: 450672

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Overview

Piz Albana 3100m is a mountain in the eastern part of Switzerland, in the canton Grisons (Graubünden). Piz Albana belongs to the Albula Group and the Rhaetian Alps. He is in the proximity of the Julier mountain pass 2284m and the villages St.Moritz 1790m, Silvaplana 1815m and Champfer 1825m. Directly in the north of the Piz Albana is the mountain pass Fuorcla Albana 2870m and his neighbor mountain Piz Julier 3380m. Piz Albana is only a popular mountain in summer. With ski it cannot be mounted.Piz is Rhaeto-Romanic and means Peak.

 
Piz Albana 3100m
Piz Albana 3100m

Route & Difficulty

Start at Julier pass road, by the point 2010m (Bunarivo) - On a hiking trail on goes to the Alp Secha. Now follows an ascent without a way to Cresta Secha 2787m and over the south flank to the summit of Piz Albana 3100m

Difficulty: WS (PD) or T5+

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Online maps for Switzerland:

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Accommodations

Sleep in a hotel or guest-house in St.Moritz or Maloja. In Maloja there is a youth hostel.

Link: www.youthhostel.ch or Tourism St.Moritz

and

Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch


Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to St.Moritz. Change to the yellow post bus to the village Silvaplana, there you have to order a taxi, to go on the Julier pass.

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


By car:

From Chur to the village Tiefencastel. Forward to the villages Savognin, Bivio and over the Julier pass to the parking at point 2010m (Bunarivo).


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



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.

Images

Piz Julier 3380m (left) and Piz Albana 3100m (right)Piz Albana 3100mPiz Albana 3100m (left) and Piz Julier 3380m (right)Piz Albana 3100m (left) and Piz Julier 3380m (right)Piz Albana 3100m (left) and Piz Julier 3380m (right)Summit of Piz Albana 3100mPiz Albana 3100m (left) and Piz Julier 3380m (right)
Piz AlbanaPiz Albana 3100m south flankPiz Albana 3100mPiz Albana 3100mSummit shot on Piz Albana 3100m