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Piz Blaisun
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Piz Blaisun

 
Piz Blaisun

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons (Graubünden), Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.61360°N / 9.82796°E

Object Title: Piz Blaisun

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10499 ft / 3200 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Dec 12, 2008 / May 29, 2010

Object ID: 471212

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Overview

The Piz Blaisun 3200m is a mountain in the Rhaetian Alps and the Albula Group. Located in Switzerland, in the Swiss canton Grisons (Graubünden). This mountain is standing direct in front of the Albula pass 2312m and is close-by the village Bergün and La Punt. Blaisun is at the end of the Plazbi valley (Val Plazbi) and the Alvra valley (Val d' Alvra). He didn't have a glacier en route. The mountains in this region are "wild and lonely". Piz Blaisun is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. Particularly with ski it is visited frequently from the pass road.

 
Piz Blaisun 3200m
Piz Blaisun 3200m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

The most favorable way:

Start at the Albula pass 2312m and go on a hiking trail to the Fuorcla Gualdauna 2494m. Westward to the Fuorcla Pischa 2871m and over the north ridge to the summit of Piz Blaisun 3200m.

Difficulty: L (F) or T4-T5

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Ski tour route:


Best route: Start in Chants 1822m and go to the Alp digl Chant 1999m and Alp Plazbi 2069m. Forward to the Fuorcla Pischa 2871m and over the north ridge to the summit of Piz Blaisun 3200m.

Difficulty: S (D) ¦ Route: 503a¦ 1380 metres in altitude


Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps




Getting There

With public transport:

With the RHB-Train to the railway station Preda (close-by Bergün). This railway line is one of the most beautiful in Europe! Really a very nice train ride. From Preda you take the yellow post-bus up to the Albulapass. In the winter this pass is close. (mostly from November).


Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule

By car:

In Summer and autumn time, you can drive on the top of Albulapass 2312m. In the winter this pass is close. (mostly from November).

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





Accommodation

Hotels and Guesthouses in the village Bergün, Preda and la Punt.
Bergün Tourism: Bergün Tourism

Next hut in the area is the Es-Cha-Hut (Chamanna d'Es-Cha) 2494m
>Link: Es-Cha Hut


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

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