The Scopi 3190m/10466ft is a mountain in Switzerland, in the Swiss-canton Ticino
and Grisons. He's on the boarder of the Swiss-cantons Gisons (Graubünden) and Ticino (Tessin). This mountain is close-by mountain pass Lukmanier 1915m and by the villages Curaglia and Disentis.
To the south-east of the Scopi you find the Glacier "Glatscher da Casatscha", the last glacier in the area, which has suffered heavily from global warming. Like many other glaciers in the Alps it has shrunk a lot.
Scopi is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. With ski is essential to have a minimal avalanche risk.
In the neighbourhood you find the mountains Piz Miez 3119m, Piz Rondadura 3016m, Cima di Camadra 3172m and Piz Medel 3210m
and many more very beautiful and lonely 3000er-mountains.
On the top of Scopi is a air traffic control building. Air traffic control from Switzerland's civil aviation and Swiss army aviation. But the summit is free accessible
and the engineers up there are friendly :-)
Route & DifficultyNormal-route:
Lukmanier pass 1915m - and over the west ridge (there are some path spoors) to the summit of Scopi 3190m
Difficulty: L (F) or T5
A beautiful route is also over the south ridge.
Starting point is the "Passo di Gana Negra 2463m" in the south of the Scopi. From this pass up to the summit Pizzo del Corvo 3015m and adjoining about the south ridge to Scopi 3190m
Difficulty: WS (PD)
Ski tour route:
Lukmanier pass 1915m - up to the saddle between Piz Miez and Scopi - afoot about the north ridge to the summit of Scopi.
Difficulty: S (D) ¦ Route: 242a ¦ 1260 metres in altitude
the ski-route from the Capanna Bovarina (2 hours from campo Blenio) through the Passo Casatscha (east side) to get the last part of the N ridge - to be done in march-april with perfectly safe snow. Thanks to Gabriele
for this tip.
Not much accommodations in the vicinity. Bivouac at the Lukmanier pass or sleep in a hotel in the villages Curaglia or Disentis.
Check: Disentis tourism: www.disentis.ch
A alpine hut in the area of Lukmanier pass: Capanna Bovarina 1872m
Getting thereBy public transport
From Chur (capital of Grisons) with train until Disentis 1130m. With the yellow post-bus to the village Curaglia 1316m and to the top of Lukmanier pass 1915m.
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Chur on the highway to Disentis and Curaglia 1316m. And on the impressive mountain pass road to the top of Lukmanier pass 1915m
Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
Disentis tourism: www.disentis.ch
Switzerland tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Gisons tourism: www.graubünden.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.