Scalettahorn is a mountain in Albula Group
of Rhaetian Alps
. This mountain is located in Switzerland
, in the Swiss canton Grisons (Graubünden).
Scalettahorn is at the end of the Dischma-valley (Dischmatal) close-by the famous town Davos
and the hamlet Dürrboden 2007m. To the north of the mountain you find the glacier "Scaletta Gletscher" and in the southeast the "Vadret Vallorgia" - just a little and harmless glacier. Scalettahorn is a popular mountain especially in spring with ski, not so much in summer.
Route & DifficultySummer route:
The most favorable way:
Start in Davos/Dürrboden 2007m and go on a hiking trail to the Scaletta pass 2606m. Eastward to the point 3051m and along to the small glacier "Vadret Vallorgia". Over the southeast flank to the summit of Scalettahorn 3068m.
Difficulty: L (F) or T4-T5
Ski tour route:
With ski one goes the same route as in the summer. See above. but this is only recommendable if you can start at Duerrboden. the public bus operates only in summer time. For privat traffic the road opens in spring time about May. Otherwise you would have to start at Teufi, what means two hours of flat walk to Duerrboden in addition
Difficulty: WS (PD) ¦ Route: 536c ¦ 1060 metres in altitude
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
Grialetsch hut 2542m - Link: www.chamanna da Grialetsch
Guesthouse Dürrboden 2003m - Link: guesthouse duerrboden
Grialetsch Hut 2542m
Getting ThereBy public transport:
SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to Davos. Change to the Davoser-bus to the Dischma valley. The bus drives in summertime (End of June to beginning of October) to Dürrboden 2003, the starting point for the Scalettahorn.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Chur to the village Davos and into the Dischma valley, drive until Dürrboden 2003 (car park).
Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english
long Dischmatal as seen from Scalettahorn summit
West of Scalettahorn is Scalettapass (2606m). That is an old mountain pass used by traders for centuries - until a mountain road was built over Flüela pass in the 19th century.
Scalettapass is the highest point of the Swiss Alpine Marathon
- a famous race for mountain runners (either 42km from Bergün to Davos or even 78km round course from and to Davos) that takes place each year on the last Sunday in July.
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
Grisons tourism: www.graubünden.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger
Cyrill on Scalettahorn (April 20th 2008)
the creator of this page, 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!