OverviewPiz Arblatsch 3203m is a mountain in the eastern part of Switzerland, in the canton Grisons (Graubünden). He is located in the Rhaetian Alps and the
Platta Group. The mountain is in the Faller valley (Val da Faller) and close by the village Mulegns 1482m. Further valleys in the proximity of the Piz Arblatsch, are in the northwest the Curtegns valley (Val Curtegns) and in the southwest Gronda valley (Val Gronda). In the neighborhood one found the mountains Piz Forbesch 3261m and the famous Piz Platta 3392m. Around this mountain it does not have glaciers. Piz Arblatsch is visited in summer, as well as in spring with ski. With ski is essential to have a minimal avalanche risk.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
The most favorable way:
Starting point is the village Mulegns 1482m or the Platta mountain hut in the hamlet Tga 1922m. On a hiking trail one goes to the hamlet Arnoz 2016m and to the plateau “Sponda Muttariel”. Now you see three couloir in the south face of the mountain, take the wide couloir, in the middle, direct in the west of the summit.
Difficulty: WS (PD) or in the new scale: T6
Route 1261 in the guide book “Bündner Alpen 3”
Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski you go the same route as in summer. See above.
Ski Difficulty: S+ (D+)
Route: 430 ¦ 1280 metres in altitude
Guide book “Skitouren Graubünden” from Vital Eggenberger
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
AccommodationsSki hut Platta in Tga 1922m close by the village Mulegns
Tel. ++41/81/684 55 95
Getting ThereBy public transport:
With the RHB-railway from Chur to the village Thusis. After that with the yellow post bus to the villages Tiefencastel, Savognin and Mulegns. (Mulegns is the starting point for the Piz Arblatsch).
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From the city Chur to the village Thusis. After that to the villages Tiefencastel, Savognin and Mulegns. (Mulegns is the starting point for the Piz Arblatsch).
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
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.