|Also known as Piz Timun (CNS - 3208.8m) this is the highest mountain of the eastern side of Valle Spluga|
and the main summit of the long (about 9 km) ridge starting from north of Passo Groppera and ending with meadows
on the Val Ferrera (CH), the valley that divides this group from Piz Platta group.
Not a fine looking mountain, but from Madesimo it looks like a piramyde and may invite to get it.
From Val di Lei it belongs, without appeal, to the ridge where we can hardly distinguish the main summits, from south :
Monte Mater (3023 m), Pizzo Sterla (2948 m), Pizzo d'Emet (3211 m) Guglie d'Altare (3178 m), Pizzo della Palù (3172 m)
and some minor summits.
|from Rifugio Bertacchi|
West side and SW ridge - normal route the only used route (PD inf)
- one short passage on the ridge can give some difficulties, a short rope can be useful
W ridge to SW ridge - tiring (PD inf)
NNE side to East ridge the finest if you like snow (iceaxe useful) (F) - this is the ski-mountaneering route
N side the most various (PD)
SW ridge from Passo Sterla (2828 m) - very tiring (PD inf)
South wall (?) from Passo Sterla - very tiring and dangerous for falling stones
from Passo Groppera or Alpe Rebella (Val di Lei)
SE side the easiest but very tiring
you must go along the long and plain Val Niemet till you reach the NNE slopes that bring you to the summit ridge
When To Climb
|as for all the summits of this area all seasons are good but avoid starting from Madesimo with snow : |
some avalanche danger on the slopes and the higher part of the path to Rifugio Bertacchi.
|do it yourself :))|
a small tent if you don't want to make high drops in one day :)