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Piz Grialetsch
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Piz Grialetsch

 
Piz Grialetsch

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.69367°N / 9.95469°E

Object Title: Piz Grialetsch

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10272 ft / 3131 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Apr 20, 2008 / Oct 20, 2013

Object ID: 397712

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Overview

Piz Grialetsch 3131m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Grisons. Piz Grialetsch belongs to the Albula Group and the Rhaetian Alps.

He is in the proximity of the Flüela mountain pass 2383m and by the villages Davos and Zernez in the Engadin.

To the northeast of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret da Grialetsch" and to the southwest the glacier "Vadret Vallorgia". The last small glaciers in this area, it stands for something lost there. To the north you find the beautiful Grialetsch hut 2542m. Piz Grialetsch is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.

 
Piz Grialetsch 3131m
Piz Grialetsch 3131m (right)

Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Grialetsch hut 2542m - Vadret da Grialetsch - Fuorcla Vallorgia - P.3045m - West ridge - Piz Grialetsch 3131m

Difficulty: WS (PD)

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Ski tour route:

Grialetsch hut 2542m - Vadret da Grialetsch - Fuorcla Vallorgia - P.3045m - West ridge - Piz Grialetsch 3131m

Difficulty: ZS- ¦ Route: 535a ¦ 600 metres in altitude

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Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

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Accommodations

Grialetsch hut 2542m - Link: www.chamanna da Grialetsch

Guesthouse Dürrboden 2003m - Link: guesthouse duerrboden

 
Grialetsch hut 2542m (Chamanna da Grialetsch)
Grialetsch Hut 2542m


Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to Davos. Change to the Davoser-bus to the Dischma valley. the bus drives to Dürrboden 2003. The starting point for the Grialetsch hut.

Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule


By car:

From Chur to the village Davos and into the Dischma valley, until Dürrboden 2003. The starting point for the Grialetsch hut.


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

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

Link to the Piz Grialetsch 3131m tour: www.grialetsch-tour.ch

Davos tourism - Link: www.davos.ch

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.

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