OverviewPiz Forun 3052m is located in the Albula alps in the eastern part of Switzerland. He is in the canton of Grisons (Graubünden) and in the Engadin region. The mountain is in the north of the Albula mountain pass 2312m and close-by the village Bergün and la Punt at the end of the Tuors valley (Val Tuors). In the south of Piz Forun you find the new Kesch hut 2630m, where you can comfortably spend the night. Piz Forun is a beautiful mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. Piz Forun is rarely visited, he is a „lonely and solitary” Mountain. There are no glaciers on this mountain.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
The most favorable way:
Starting point is the Tuors valley (Val Tuors) by the car parking at “Chants 1822m”. On a hiking trail you go to the Kesch hut 2630m by the “Fuorcla da Funtauna 2630m”. Then you go pathless over the steep southeast Flank to the Piz Forun, the last part goes over the south ridge to the summit. There are no climbing difficulties
Difficulty: L (F), or in the new scale: T5
Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski you go the same route as in summer. See above.
Ski Difficulty: ZS- (AD-) ¦ Route: 511a ¦ 1300 metres in altitude
guide book “Skitouren Graubünden” from Vital Eggenberger
AccommodationsKesch hut 2625m (Chamanna digl Kesch): www.keschhut.ch and here: Link Kesch Hut
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 the city Chur to Thusis and until to the railway station Bergün 1367m. From Bergün you have to go into the Tuors valley (Val Tuors) until Chants 1822m, the starting point for the Piz Forun .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 until Bergün. From Bergün you have to go into the Tuors valley (Val Tuors) until Chants 1822m, the starting point for the Piz Forun .
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.