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Piz Lagrev

Piz Lagrev

Piz Lagrev

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.44164°N / 9.74419°E

Object Title: Piz Lagrev

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10384 ft / 3165 m


Page By: Gangolf Haub, Cyrill

Created/Edited: Mar 18, 2008 / May 30, 2010

Object ID: 389049

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Piz Lagrev 3165m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Grisons. Lagrev belongs to the Albula Group and the Rhaetian Alps. Piz Lagrev is in the proximity of the Julier mountain pass 2284m and the villages Sils im Engadin and Maloja at the lake Silsersee. To the northeast of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret Lagrev". The last small glacier in this area, it stands for something lost there. To the northwest you find the beautiful mountain lake "Leg Grevasalvas" 2390m. Piz Lagrev is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. Particularly with ski it is visited frequently from the pass road.

Link to Piz Lagrev tour: www.skitour-piz-lagrev.ch

Piz Lagrev 3165m
Piz Lagrev 3165m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Julier pass / Alp Güglia 2161m - Gianda Lagrev 2659m - glacier lake at 2721m - Vadret Lagrev - Piz Lagrev north 3109m - north ridge - Piz Lagrev main summit 3164,5m.

Difficulty: L-WS (F-PD)


Ski tour route:

Julier pass / Alp Güglia 2161m - Gianda Lagrev 2659m - glacier lake at 2721m - Vadret Lagrev - Piz Lagrev north 3109m - north ridge - Piz Lagrev main summit 3164,5m.

Difficulty: ZS- ¦ Route: 462 ¦ 950 metres in altitude
btw. Piz Lagrev is a fantastic ski tour.

Online maps for Switzerland:


Map Search - Online Maps


Sleep in a hotel or guest-house in St.Moritz or Maloja. In Maloja there is a youth hostel.

Link: www.youthhostel.ch or Tourism St.Moritz


Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch

Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to St.Moritz. Change to the yellow post bus to the village Silvaplana, there you have to order a taxi.

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 the parking at Alp Güglia 2161m.

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 Piz Lagrev tour: www.skitour-piz-lagrev.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.