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Pizzo Campo Tencia

 
Pizzo Campo Tencia

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Ticino / Tessin, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.42981°N / 8.72602°E

Object Title: Pizzo Campo Tencia

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10079 ft / 3072 m

 

Page By: Mathias Zehring, Cyrill

Created/Edited: Apr 24, 2008 / Jun 1, 2010

Object ID: 398560

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Overview

The Pizzo Campo Tencia 3071,7m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Ticino. This mountain is close-by the villages Chironico and Peccia. In the proximity are the mountain lake "Lago di Morghirolo 2264m"

To the north of the summit you find the glacier "Ghiacciaio di Crosalina"

In the neighbourhood you find the mountains Pizzo Penca 3038m and Pizzo Barone 2864m

Campo Tencia is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. But with ski it is difficult.

 
Campo Tencia hut 2140m
Campo Tencia Hut 2140m


Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Campo Tencia hut 2140m - Ghiacciaio di Crosalina - Campot Tencia 3072m.

Difficulty: L (F) or T5

Ski tour route:

Campo Tencia hut 2140m - Ghiacciaio di Crosalina - Campot Tencia 3072m.

Difficulty: SS+ (D) ¦ Route: 477 ¦ 930 metres in altitude

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Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps

Accommodation

> Campo Tencia hut 2140m - Link: Link to the Campo Tencia hut

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Getting There

By public transport

By the Gotthard tunnel to Airolo and Faido. Next with bus to Chironico 782m. This is the starting point to the Campo Tencia hut.

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


By car:

By the Gotthard tunnel to Airolo and Faido. Next to Chironico 782m. This is the starting point to the Campo Tencia hut.

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


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

Links

Link Campo Tencia tour: Trip to Campo Tencia

Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

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.

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