Piz Tumpiv

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Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe
Mountaineering, Skiing
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
10174 ft / 3101 m
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Piz Tumpiv
Created On: Sep 13, 2008
Last Edited On: May 29, 2010


The Piz Tumpiv 3101m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the Swiss-canton Grisons (Graubünden) and in the region Surselva. He belongs to the Glarus Alps. The mountain is near the villages of Breil (Brigels) and Schlans.

Piz Tumpiv is in the Frisal valley (Val Frisal), which is famous for many beautiful ski tours in Spring time. Further valleys in the proximity of the Piz Tumpi, are in the southeast the Dadens valley (Val Dadens) and in the southwest the Punteglias valley (Val Punteglias). The Piz Tumpiv has two peaks, a north summit 3101m and south summit 3058m . You go to the northern summit, the main summit. Piz Tumpiv is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with Ski.In the north from Piz Tumpiv is the famous Bifertenstock 3419m.

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Route & Difficulty

The common route in summertime is:

Start in the village Breil (Brigels) 1313m, go to alp "Tschegn Dadens Sut 1724m", forward into the Dadens valley (Val Dadens) and over the east side, the east flank to the summit of Piz Tumpiv 3101m.

Difficulty: WS (PD) or T6

Ski route:

The same as above. The terrain is steep, with ski is essential to have a minimal avalanche risk.

Ski-Difficulty: S+ (D+) ¦ Route: 211b ¦ 1810 metres in altitude

Online maps for Switzerland:

Map Search - Online Maps


Several hotels in the villages Breil and Schlans.


Getting There

By public transport:

Train from Chur (capital of Grisons) to Breil (Brigels) 1313m.

Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule

By car:

From Chur to Flims, Ilanz and then until Breil 1313m.

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


Switzerland 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 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.

Piz Tumpiv

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