OverviewPiz Quattervals 3165m is a mountain in the Livigno Alps in the eastern part of the Alps. Located in the Swiss national park in the canton Grisons in Switzerland. He is close-by the village Zernez and the Italien border. Around this mountain you find no glacier.
The clime around the Piz Quattervals is protected, aesthetic and wild. Piz Quattervals connotes "four valleys (~quatter vals)"
Route & DifficultyBecause the Piz Quattervals stands in the Swiss national park, there are only one allowed route. A fixed marked route:
Cluozza hut 1882m (Chamanna Cluozza) - Valletta - Piz Quattervals 3165m.
Difficulty: WS (PD) or T5
AccommodationCluozza hut 1882m (official hut in the national park)
Link: www.cluozza hut
gateway to the Cluozza hut is the village Zernez 1473m. From this village on a well marked trail to the hut.
Getting thereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to Zernez 1473m
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Chur to Davos / Klosters. In Kloster through the Vereina tunnel until Susch. Next drive to Zernez and park.
Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
LinksSwitzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons Tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Engadin Tourism: www.engadin.com
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
In Memory of Cyrill RüeggerA 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.