OverviewThe Pizzo di Cassimoi 3129m is a rare visited peak on the border of the Swiss cantons Ticino and Grisons. Pizzo Cassinello is in Lepontine Alps and the Ticino Alps. Located in the Länta-valley (Läntatal), near the villages Aquila (canton Ticino) and Vals (canton Grisons). On the north side is the glacier "Vadrecc di Sorda" and in the northwest the lake "Laghetto di Cassimoi". The Pizzo di Cassimoi 3129m is the southern neighbour of the Pizzo Cassinello 3103m and the northern neighbour of the Grauhorn 3260m and Rheinwaldhorn 3402m.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
Länta hut 2090m - Passo Soreda 2759m - glacier "Vadrecc di Sorda" - north flank - Pizzo di Cassimoi 3129m
Scaradra hut 2090m (Rifugio Scaradra) - glacier "Vadrecc di Sorda" - north flank - Pizzo di Cassimoi 3129m
Difficulty: L (F) or T5 ¦ 1100 metres in altitude
Online maps for Switzerland:
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AccommodationsLänta Hut 2090m - Link: www.laenta.ch
Scaradra Hut 2173m - Link: www.capanneti.ch/scaradra
Getting ThereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to village Ilanz. One takes the yellow bus and drives to Vals 1254m. Then get a taxi to Zervreila lake. The starting point to the Länta Hut.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
Switzerland has one of the world's best public transport systems
From Chur to the village Ilanz. Forward to village Vals 1254m and to the Zervreila lake. The starting point to the Länta Hut.
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
LinksSwitzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons Tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
For further accommodations see here: www.tourism-switzerland.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.