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Piz Tschierva

Piz Tschierva

Piz Tschierva

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.38069°N / 9.90692°E

Object Title: Piz Tschierva

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 11634 ft / 3546 m


Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Feb 14, 2008 / May 30, 2010

Object ID: 380874

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Piz Tschierva is a mountain in the Bernina Group in the canton Grisons, in Switzerland. The Piz Tschierva is close-by the Piz Morteratsch 3751m and the Tschierva-hut 2583m. To the north of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret da Misaun" and to the south the glacier "Vadrettin da Tschierva". Piz Tschierva is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. Btw. Tschierva means deer, the deer-mountain.

Piz Tschierva 3546m

Route & Difficulty

The normal route in summertime from the Tschierva Hut:

Tschierva Hut - Vadrettin da Tschierva - east ridge - Piz Tschierva
Difficulty: L (F) or T5

Ski tour route:

Tschierva Hut - Vadrettin da Tschierva - east ridge - Piz Tschierva
Difficulty: WS (PD) ¦ Route: 753 ¦ 960 metres in altitude


- Tschierva Hut 2583m (Chamanna Tschierva): Link to Tschierva hut

- Boval-Hut 2495m (Chamanna da Boval) - Link: www.chamannadaboval.ch

Tschierva Hut  2584m
Tschierva Hut 2584m

Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from St.Moritz to the railway station Pontresina

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

By car:

From Switzerland:
Above the Julierpass 2284m (Pass dal Güglia) or the Berninapass 2307m (Passo del Bernina) until Pontresina

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

Books & Map

Guidebook summer:
Bündner Alpen 5
Pierino Giuliani

Guidebook winter / ski tour:
Skitouren Graubünden
Vital Eggenberger

Online map for Switzerland:


Map Search - Online Maps

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


Tourism St.Moritz

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.