OverviewThe Piz Sarsura 3178m is a mountain in the Albula Group of Rhaetian Alps. The mountain is located in the canton Grisons in Switzerland .
Nearby are the Flüela alpine pass and the Grialetsch-Hut 2542m. He has two summits, a west-summit 3178m and a east-summit 3174m. The east summit can be reached with ski so most climbers stay there.
Piz Sarsura is surrounded by two glaciers, the Glacier "Vadret da Grialetsch" in the northwest and the "Vadret da Sarsura" in the northeast.
The glaciers are melting, as everywhere in the alps, but stil Piz Sarsura can only be reached with glacier gear.
Piz Sarsura is sort of the "house summit" of Grialetsch hut, so it is frequently visited, in the summer on foot but even more in winter and spring with ski. The eastern side of the mounain leads to the Engadin valley. There is no mountain hut to servee as basis, so climbing Piz Srsura directly from the valley would be a long daytrip with app. 1700m elevation gain.
Route & DifficultySummer route on foot:
Grialetsch-Hut 2542m - Vadret da Grialetsch - Fuorcla Sarsura 2923m - Vadret da Sarsura - Piz Sarsura 3178m
Difficulty: L (F) or T5
Winter/Spring route with ski:
Grialetsch-Hut 2542m - Vadret da Grialetsch - Fuorcla Sarsura 2923m - Vadret da Sarsura - Piz Sarsura 3178m.
Difficulty: WS+ (PD+) ¦ Route: 541a ¦ 650 metres in altitude
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
AccommodationsGrialetsch hut 2542m - Link: www.chamanna da Grialetsch
Guesthouse Dürrboden 2003m - Link: guesthouse duerrboden
Getting ThereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to Davos. Change to the Davoser-bus to the Dischma valley. the bus drives to Dürrboden 2003.
The starting point for the Grialetsch hut.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
(Switzerland has one of the world's best public transport systems)
From Chur to the village Davos and into the Dischma valley, until Dürrboden 2003. The starting point for the Grialetsch hut.
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
LinksDavos tourism - Link: www.davos.ch
Switzerland tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger
The creator of this page, Cyrill Rüegger, 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.