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Piz Minor

 
Piz Minor

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons (Graubünden), Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.45276°N / 10.01266°E

Object Title: Piz Minor

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10003 ft / 3049 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Oct 17, 2008 / May 29, 2010

Object ID: 454023

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Overview

Piz Minor 3049m is a mountain in the eastern part of Switzerland, in the canton Grisons (Graubünden). Piz Minor belongs to the Livigno Alps and the Rhaetian Alps. He is in the proximity of the Bernina mountain pass 2328m (Passo del Bernina), also by the Livigno mountain pass 2315m (Forcola di Livigno) and the village Pontresina 1793m. Directly in the south of the Piz Minor is the Minor valley (Val Minor) and the well-known ski area Lagalb (Piz Lagalb). The neighbor mountains are Piz dals Lejs 3044m, Piz la Stretta 3104m (Monte Breva), Piz Albris 3165m and Piz Sagliaint 2945m.

 
Piz Minor 3049m
Piz Minor 3049m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Start at the Bernina pass road, in Bernina Diavolezza 2093m. On goes into the Val da Fain (Fain valley) and next to the "Alp la Stretta2427m". By the Alp la Stretta you go without away, arduous over many stones and blocks, over the north flank to the point 2831m and to the summit of Piz Minor 3049m.

Difficulty: L or T4 and 1000 metres in altitude


Winter/Spring route with ski:


With ski one goes the same route as in the summer. See above.

Route 720a ¦ 1000 metres in altitude ¦ Difficulty: WS (PD)



Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps


Red Tape

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to St.Moritz and then to the railway station Bernina Diavolezza.

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


By car:

Above the Julierpass 2284m (Pass dal Güglia) or the Berninapass 2307m (Passo del Bernina) until Bernina Diavolezza.


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





Accommodations

The best, you can stay on the Bernina pass: In the Bernina pass Hospice

Link: www.bernina-hospiz.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

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.

Images

Summit of Piz Minor 3049mBernina mountain passPiz Minor 3049mPiz Minor 3049mAscent to Piz MinorPiz Minor 3049mPiz dals Lejs and Piz Minor
Summit of Piz Minor 3049mSummit view to the Bernina rangeBernina mountain passPiz Minor 3049mSummit of Piz Minor 3049mBernina mountain pass