The Piz Salteras 3111m is primarily a very apposite and beautiful ski tour, indeed a perfect “ski mountain”. In the summertime it is a lonely and wild hike with no climbing difficulties and dangerous glaciers. The landscape arround the Albula pass is original and natural.
Piz Salteras is a mountain in the Rhaetian Alps
and in the Albula Group
. The Albula Group is a mountain range in Switzerland, in the canton of Grisons (Graubünden). This mountain is close by the Albula mountain pass and the villages Preda, Bergün and Savognin and by the alpine pass “Furschela da Tschitta”. In the neighborhood one found the mountains Piz Bleis Marscha 3128m, Piz Ela 3339m and Piz d’Err 3378m.
Piz Salteras 3111m
Route & DifficultySummer route:
The most favorable way:
The Starting point is the Albula mountain pass road, by the hamlet Naz 1747m. On a hiking trail you have to go to the “Alp Mulix 2001m” in the same-named
Mulix-valley (Val Mulix). Then westward into the Tschitta-valley (Val Tschitta) to the point 2633m by the alpine pass “Furschela da Tschitta”. Now “pathless”
over the north side of Piz Salteras to the summit.
Difficulty: L+ (F+), or in the new scale: T5
Route 614a, 1400 metres in altitude
Guide book “Bündner Alpen 6”
Winter/Spring route with ski
With ski you go the same route as in summer. See above.
Ski Difficulty: ZS- (AD-) ¦ Route: 444 ¦ 1400 metres in altitude
guide book “Skitouren Graubünden” from Vital Eggenberger
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
> Hotel Preda Kulm at the Albula pass road: Link to Hotel Preda Kulm
> Hotels and Guesthouses in the villages Bergün, Preda and la Punt.
Bergün Tourism: Bergün Tourism
and Grisons tourism: www.graubuenden.ch
Getting ThereWith public transport:
With the RHB-railway from city Chur and Thusis to the railway station Preda 1789m (close-by the village Bergün at the Albula mountain pass road).
From the hamlet Preda you have to go in few minutes to the hamlet Naz 1747m, the starting point for the Piz Salteras.
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From the city Chur to the village Thusis. After that to the villages Tiefencastel, Filisur, Bergün and Naz at the Albula mountain pass road.
The hamlet Naz 1747m is the starting point for the Piz Salteras.
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
Switzerland tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Bergün Tourism: Bergün Tourism
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.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.