Piz Paradisin 3302m

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Grisons (Graubünden), Italy/Switzerland, Europe
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Piz Paradisin 3302m
Created On: Jan 26, 2008
Last Edited On: Jun 20, 2009

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.


The Piz Paradisin 3302m is a mountain in Switzerland and Italy, in the canton Grisons and in the Livigno Group. This mountain is located in the north of the refuge Saoseo 1986m (Swiss Grid 806099/141925) on the border Switzerland/Italy. Paradisin is close-by the village Poschiavo in the same-named region Poschiavo. Piz Paradisin is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. With ski is essential to have a minimal avalanche risk.

To the south-west of the Piz Paradisin you find "Vedreit da Camp", the last glacier in the area, which has suffered heavily from global warming. Like many other glaciers in the Rhaetian Alps. The word Vedreit is Rhaeto-Romanic and translates glacier.

The direct neighbor-mountain is the Corn da Camp 3232m.

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Refuge Saoseo 1986m - Val Mera - Pass da Val Mera - Vedreit da Camp - south ridge - Piz Paradisin 3302m.
Difficulty: WS

Ski tour route:
Refuge Saoseo 1986m - Val Mera - Pass da Val Mera - Vedreit da Camp - south ridge - Piz Paradisin 3302m.
Difficulty: ZS ¦ Route: 726 ¦ 1320 metres in altitude


- Refuge Saoseo 1985m (Rifugio Saoseo) - accessible from Sfazu, 370 metres in altitude, 1.5h

Link to this hut: Link to Saoseo Hut

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Getting there

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from St.Moritz to the railway station Bernina pass 2307m (Passo del Bernina). Than with post-bus until Sfazu 1622m

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

By car:

Above the Julier pass 2284m (Pass dal Güglia) and the Bernina pass 2307m (Passo del Bernina) until Sfazu 1622m.

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


Link to the Piz Paradisin tour: Piz Paradisin 3302m

Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

Gisons Tourism: www.graubünden.ch

Piz Paradisin 3302m

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