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Piz Lagrev

Piz Lagrev

Piz Lagrev

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.44543°N / 9.72290°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 / Apr 20, 2017

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

Getting There

The usual trailhead for Piz Lagrev is at or near Pass dal Güglia / Julierpass at 2050m. Alternatively you can start at Alp Güglia at 2160m. The pass can be easily reached from St. Moritz, which itself can be reached by
  • B27 from Zernez in the north
  • B29 from Valtellina (Italy) across Berninapass from the south-east
  • SS37 / B3 through Val Bregaglia / Bergell from Chiavenna (Italy) in the south-west
  • B3 from Chur in the north-west.


Liz Lagrev is mainly a ski touring mountain. A classic tour leads to its summit from Julierpass / Pass dal Güglia with about 1000m elevation gain. The same route can also be climbed in summer but large scree and boulder fields as well as the crossing of the little Vadret Lagrev glacier limits its attractivity. However, if you aim for a solitary ascent, this is the mountain to go to.

Start at the Julier Pass Road, descending to about 2000m, before crossing the creek on a bridge and following the signs to Lej da Tscheppa. The path switches back and forth, also with quite some ups and downs until it reaches the beautifully colourful (in the summer) lake.

In the next stage follow the lake to its northern end on its eastern shore. From there head for the small glacier, Vadret Lagrev, heading for an obvious summit, already in reach of the glacier where you find a large signboard introducing the nature preserve in this part of the Albula Alps. Head across the morraines towards the tip of the glacier.

The glacier can be traversed anywhere. It is not too steep and contains only few crevasses. In its topmost part head for its eastern tip, from which you'll reach a foresummit at 3085m which carries a weather station. Now, follow the ridge towards the north summit (3109m), which is the usual end of the ski tour. Stay on the ridge to head for the main summit at 3164m.

  • Summer route: L-WS (F-PD)
  • Ski tour route: ZS-


Weather Conditions

Maps & Books


Digital Maps

Regular Maps

  • Julierpass
    Swisstopo Map LK 268 T
    ISBN: 978-3302302683
  • St. Moritz
    Swisstopo Mao LK 1257
    ISBN: 978-3302012575
  • Oberendagin / Alta Engadina
    Kompass Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3850269094


  • Bündner Alpen 6
    Manfred Hunziker
    Sac Schweizer Alpenclub
    ISBN: 978-3859021877
  • Oberengadin - St. Moritz, Zuoz, Pontresina
    Rudolf Weiss, Siegrun Weiss
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3763340422
  • Unterengadin. Scuol - Zernez - Münstertal
    Rudolf Weiss, Siegrun Weiss
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3763340439
  • Skitouren Graubünden Süd: Oberhalbstein / Albula / Davos / Engadin
    Vital Eggenberger
    Sac Schweizer Alpenclub
    ISBN: 978-3859023017

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.