Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.59756°N / 9.65561°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering, Via Ferrata
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 10364 ft / 3159 m
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Piz Mitgel 3159m is a famous mountain in the Albula Group and in the Rhaetian Alps. Geographically localised in Switzerland, in the Swiss-canton Grisons (Graubünden). Piz Mitgel is close by the villages Savognin and Filisur. Additional is Piz Mitgel the neighbor of Piz Ela 3339m and Corn da Tinizong 3173m. In the area it has no more glaciers.

Piz Mitgel has a spectacular and athletically Via Ferrata (Climbing-rise)! It is one of the most difficult and strictest Via Ferrata's (Climbing-rise) in Switzerland, up to 3159m / 10364ft.

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Route & Difficulty

Normal route:

Savognin 1206m - Tgant Son Martegn 2550m - south flank - Piz Mitgel 3159m

Difficulty: WS (PD)


Via Ferrata / Climbing-rise (Senda ferrada):

two possibilities:
- the difficult variant named: Senda diagonala (the red one)
- the simpler variant named: Senda verticala (the blue one)

Topo from the Via Ferrata: Map of Via Ferrata

Link: Via Ferrata at Piz Mitgel

Online maps for Switzerland:

Map Search - Online Maps


No mountain huts, but different hotels in Savognin

Link to Savognin tourism:

Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to village Tiefencastel. Change to the yellow post bus to the mountain village Savognin 1206m.

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

Switzerland has one of the world's best public transport systems

By car:

From Chur to the village Tiefencastel. Forward to the mountain village Savognin 1206m.

Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and

Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS


Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos:


Piz Mitgel tour: www.via ferrata piz

Link to Savognin tourism:

Switzerland Tourism:

Gisons Tourism: www.graubü

Good and favorable accommodations:

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 where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on 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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