OverviewPiz Surgonda (3196 m) is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Grisons / Graubünden. The mountain is located in the Albula Group, wich is part of the Rhaetian Alps. The Piz Surgonda is just north of the Julier pass road, wich connects the villages of Sils im Engadin and Tiefencastel. The vicinity of the Julier pass is probably the most important reason why the summit is climbed pretty often, both in summer and in winter.
Piz Surgonda is despite it's height pretty easy to climb. Still, experience with (mountain)hiking is obligatory. The easiest route is T5, on the SAC hiking scale, wich means that slopes can be pretty steep and covered with snow. The routes from the Julier pass are not very long, wich makes the summit popular. So, unfortunatly it can be quite busy on the summit. The summitview extends to the nearby Piz Julier and the Bernina Alps.
Getting there and Routes1. Julier pas - Piz Surgonda
In general: The Julier pas road runs between Sils im Engadin and Tiefencastel. Reach the Julier pas either by car or by public transport. The nearest trainstations are Tiefencastel and St. Mortiz. There is a busconnection from both stations to the Julier pass. See the external links for more information.
To the summit: There is a good parking at 2205 m, just below the Hospiz. Head north through the Val d'Angel and reach the summit either via the Fuorcla d'Agnel or by taking the SE-slopes.
Julier pass - Piz Surgonda: 2-3 hours. Summer: T5. Winter: PD
2. Jenatsch Hütte - Piz Surgonda
To the Jenatsch Hütte:
- La Veduta (Julierpass) 3,5 hours
- Spinas (Bevervalley) 4 hours
- Piz Nair (Cable car station St. Moritz) 4 hours
To the summit: Head south towards the Fuorcla d'Agnel and continue along the W-ridge of the Piz Surgonda.
Jenatsch Hütte - Piz Surgonda: 2.5 hours. Summer: T6. Winter: PD
Maps and GuidebooksMap 1:25 000:
- SAC Map: 1256 Bivio
- SAC Map: 1257 St. Moritz
- SAC Map: 268S Julierpass
- SAC Guidebook: Clubführer Bündner Alpen 6, Manfred Hunziker, ISBN: 3859021877
- SAC Guidebook: Skitouren Graubünden, Vital Eggenberger, ISBN: 978-3-85902-171-6
To order SAC Maps: www.toposhop.ch
To order SAC Guidebook: www.sac-cas.ch
External LinksJenatsch-Hütte CAS 2621 m
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Phone (hut): +41 81 833 29 29
Other useful links:
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF - Avalance Bulletin
Weather Forecast - Detailed weather forecast
Railroad information - Railroad schedule
Bus information - Postbus schedule
La Veduta - Julier Hospiz