Piz Misaun is a small pyramid peak located almost at the and of the ridge that starts from Piz Bernina
and continues northward with the Piz Morteratsch
and Piz Tschierva
, separating the basin of Val Roseg from the basin of Morteratsch.
It appears inconspicuous from Morteratsch side, while it's a little more impressive on the opposite side.
The name "Misaun" could be translated from the local dialect into Italian as "Cima di mezzo" or in English as "Peak in the middle", probably related to his position.
It was probably climbed the first time in the eighteenth century by helvetians hunters.
While the first date of climb is given by the surveyor J.Coaz in August 9th 1850.
Piz Misaun is mostly unfrequented in summer but otherwise in winter it offers a nice ski tour Morteratsch-Roseg.
Bernina group seen from the summit. Bernina group seen from the summit.
Pontresina - Hotel Roseg - Vadret da Misaun - south ridge (easy)
Pontresina - Hotel Roseg - Fuorcla da Misaun - north ridge (easy)
Morteratsch rail station - Refuge Boval - Lakes da Boval - Fuorcla da Misaun - north ridge (easy)
Ski route-east/west traverse:
Morteratsch rail station - Chunetta sur - Fuorcla da Misaun - summit - descent on opposite side. (BS)
Getting thereBy bublic transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from St.Moritz to the railway station Pontresina or Morteratsch.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB timatable
Across the Julierpass 2284m (Pass dal Güglia) or the Berninapass 2307m (Passo del Bernina) until Pontresina
From Tirano across the Bernina pass or from Chiavenna across Maloja pass until Pontresina.
Accomodations Hotel Roseg:
1999m - From Pontresina in 2 hours Link
2495m - From Morteratsch rail station in 2 hours Link