OverviewPiz Bleis Marscha 3128m is a “lonely and wild” mountain in the Rhaetian Alps and in the Albula Group. The Albula Group is a mountain range in Switzerland, in the canton of Grisons. A part in the eastern Alps of Europe. Piz Bleis Marscha is close by the Albula mountain pass road and the villages Bergün and Savognin and is surrounded by the valleys “Val Mulix” – “Val d’Err” and “Val Tschitta”. 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 Albula mountain pass road, by the hamlet Naz 1747m. On a hiking trail you have to go to the “Alp Mulix 2001m” and to the
lake “Laj Negr 2622m”. Then you have to go through a steep and brittle couloir, in the southwest face of the mountain, direct in the west of the summit.
Difficulty: WS (PD) ¦ Route 611a in the guide book “Bündner Alpen 6”
1400 metres in altitude
Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski you go the same route as in summer. See above.
Ski Difficulty: ZS (AD) ¦ Route: 445 ¦ 1400 metres in altitude
guide book “Skitouren Graubünden” from Vital Eggenberger
Accommodations> Hotel Preda Kulm at the Albula pass road: Link to Hotel Preda Kulm
> Hotels and Guesthouses in the villages Bergün, Preda and la Punt.
Bergün Tourism: Bergün Tourism and Grisons tourism: www.graubuenden.ch
Getting ThereWith public transport:
With the RHB-railway from Chur and Thusis to the railway station Preda 1789m (close-by the village Bergün at the Albula mountain pass road). From the hamlet Preda you have to go in few minutes to the hamlet Naz 1747m, the starting point for the Piz Bleis Marscha .
Btw. This railway line is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Really a very nice train ride.
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From the city Chur to the village Thusis. After that to the villages Tiefencastel, Filisur, Bergün and Naz at the Albula mountain pass road. The hamlet Naz 1747m is the starting point for the Piz Bleis Marscha .
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.