OverviewPiz Turba 3018m is a mountain in the eastern part of Switzerland, in the Swiss canton Grisons (Graubünden). He is located in the Rhaetian Alps and the Platta Group. The mountain is at the end of Avers valley, which is famous for many beautiful ski tours in Spring time. Further valleys in the proximity of the Piz Turba, are in the east the Turba valley (Val Turba) and in the south the Lunga valley (Val Lunga). In the neighborhood one found the mountains Piz Piot 3053m, Piz Mäder 3001m and Piz Forcellina 2939m.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
Best start in village Juf 2124m. On a hiking trail on goes into Juferalpa valley and up to the pass "Fuorcla da la Valletta 2586m". Further to the point "Forcellina 2672m". Now the hiking trail ends and the route is pathless. Over the north flank one goes to the summit of Piz Turba 3018m
Difficulty: L (F) or T5
Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski one goes the same route as in the summer. See above.
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
- Hotel Bergalga >Link: Bergalga
For further accommodations see here: www.tourism-switzerland.ch
Getting ThereBy public transport:
With the RHB-railway from Chur to Thusis. Than with the yellow post bus to villages Ausserferrera and Juf 2124m
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
Avers valley: Chur - Thusis - Andeer - Innerferrera - Cresta - Juf 2124m
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
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.