OverviewPiz d'Err 3378,3m is a famous mountain in the Jenatsch area. He is in the vicinity of the Jenatsch hut 2652m in the Albula Group and in the Rhaetian Alps. Geographically localised in Switzerland, canton Grisons. Piz d'Err is close by the Julier mountain pass and the villages Sur and Mulegns. Additional is Piz d'Err the neighbor of Piz Calderas.
To the south east of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret d'Err" - just a little and harmless glacier. Piz d'Err is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
Jenatsch hut 2652m - on a path to the glacier Vadret d'Err, via this to the point 3308m. Forward over the east flank and the short north-west ridge to the summit of Piz d'Err 3378m
Difficulty: WS (PD)
Winter/spring route with ski:
Jenatsch hut 2652m - to the glacier Vadret d'Err, via this to the point 3308m. Forward (afoot) over the east flank and the short north-west ridge to the summit of Piz d'Err 3378m.
Difficulty: WS (PD) ¦ Route: 452a ¦ 730 metres in altitude
-> A very beautiful ski descent is: Over the south flank of Piz d'Err to the village Sur!
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
AccommodationsJenatsch hut 2652m (Chamanna Jenatsch) - Link: www.chamannajenatsch.ch
Fastest gateway to the Jentsch hut is the Julier pass road, start @ La Veduta 2237m, parking there.
Getting ThereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to village Tiefencastel. Change to the yellow post bus to Savognin, Bivio and to the bus stop La Veduta 2337m (guesthouse).
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Chur to the village Tiefencastel. Forward to villages Savognin, Bivio and to parking @ La Veduta 2337m on the Julier pass.
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
The creater of this page, 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.