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Piz Julier

Piz Julier

Piz Julier

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.49508°N / 9.75861°E

Object Title: Piz Julier

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 11089 ft / 3380 m


Page By: Gangolf Haub, Cyrill

Created/Edited: Apr 22, 2008 / May 30, 2010

Object ID: 398192

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Piz Julier 3380m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Grisons. Piz Julier belongs to the Albula Group and the Rhaetian Alps. He is in the proximity of the Julier mountain pass 2284m and the villages St.Moritz 1790m.

To the north of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret Güglia". The last small glacier in this area. Piz Julier is only a popular mountain in summer. With ski it cannot be mounted.

The Rhaeto-Romanic name of the Piz Julier is Piz Güglia.

Piz Julier 3380m
Piz Julier 3380m

Route & Difficulty

Start in St.Moritz 1790m - go into the Valley "Suvretta da San Murezzan" - Fuorcla Albana 2870m - southeast ridge - Piz Julier.

Difficulty: L (F) or T5

Online maps for Switzerland:


Map Search - Online Maps


Several hotel in St.Moritz, Samedan and Silvaplana.

Link: www.stmoritz.ch

Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to St.Moritz.

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

By car:

From Chur to the village Tiefencastel. Forward to villages Savognin, Bivio and over the Julier pass to St.Moritz.

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


Link to the Piz Julier tour: Piz Julier Tour

St.Moritz tourism: www.stmoritz.ch
St.Moritz is also a good place for banking transactions.

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.