Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.48610°N / 9.41390°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer
Additional Information Elevation: 10534 ft / 3211 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Also known as Piz Timun (CNS - 3208.8m) this is the highest mountain of the eastern side of Valle Spluga
and the main summit of the long (about 9 km) ridge starting from north of Passo Groppera and ending with meadows
on the Val Ferrera (CH), the valley that divides this group from Piz Platta group.
Not a fine looking mountain, but from Madesimo it looks like a piramyde and may invite to get it.
From Val di Lei it belongs, without appeal, to the ridge where we can hardly distinguish the main summits, from south :
Monte Mater (3023 m), Pizzo Sterla (2948 m), Pizzo d'Emet (3211 m) Guglie d'Altare (3178 m), Pizzo della Palù (3172 m)
and some minor summits.
Piz della Palù & Pizzo d Emetthe long ridge of Pizzo d'Emet from Pizzo Suretta (NW) in winter

Getting There

Three different starting points for this summit (and for the other ones belonging to the ridge) :

from Madesimo 1536 m (road from Campodolcino-Pianazzo)
- lago d'Emet - Rifugio Bertacchi (2196m) through val Scalcoggia
this starting point is useful for summer climbing along the west and NW sides of the mountain

from Madesimo 1536 m (road from Campodolcino-Pianazzo)
- cable car to Pizzo Groppera - Passo Groppera (2650 m)
this starting point can be used for the ones that want to try to get tired on the eastern sides

from Innerferrera (Calantgil) 1480 m (road from Sufers on the autoroute of S.Bernardino)
this starting point is to be used only for ski-mountaneering

Routes overview

from Rifugio Bertacchi
West side and SW ridge - normal route the only used route (PD inf)
- one short passage on the ridge can give some difficulties, a short rope can be useful
W ridge to SW ridge - tiring (PD inf)

NNE side to East ridge the finest if you like snow (iceaxe useful) (F) - this is the ski-mountaneering route
N side the most various (PD)

from Madesimo-Macolini
SW ridge from Passo Sterla (2828 m) - very tiring (PD inf)
South wall (?) from Passo Sterla - very tiring and dangerous for falling stones

from Passo Groppera or Alpe Rebella (Val di Lei)
SE side the easiest but very tiring

from Innerferrera
you must go along the long and plain Val Niemet till you reach the NNE slopes that bring you to the summit ridge

When To Climb

as for all the summits of this area all seasons are good but avoid starting from Madesimo with snow :
some avalanche danger on the slopes and the higher part of the path to Rifugio Bertacchi.


do it yourself :))
a small tent if you don't want to make high drops in one day :)



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Platta GroupMountains & Rocks
Valle SplugaMountains & Rocks