Piz Ot (3,246m)

Piz Ot (3,246m)

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The path leads from Samedan through fragrant conifer forests to the tree level and into the beautiful unspoilt landscape at 2,233 metres above sea level. Here, by the Alp Munt mountain hut, you will be captivated by the view of the picturesque Engadin villages and the peaks of the Bernina range. Accompanied by a mountain stream, the trail continues through the Valletta valley and towards the craggy peak of the Piz Ot. The small lake, Funtauna Fraida ("cold spring"), is a good spot to catch your breath before tackling the last leg, a steep path up through the rocks. With each metre of altitude, the view becomes more and more spectacular. Tip: On Fridays between 3 July and 4 September 2015, you can cover the first section in no time at all – by taking the cable car from Celerina to Marguns, and then the chair lift up to the Trais Fluors. From here, it is just a short climb to Fuorcla Valletta.

Information on the levels of difficulty

T4

Trails not always existent. Some sections require the use of hands. If present, SAW signs and markings are white–blue–white. Terrain already quite exposed, precarious grassy activities, jagged rocks, easy firn fields and snow-free glacier sections.

Requirements: Stable trekking shoes. Familiarity with exposed terrain. Basic ability to assess terrain and good orientation skills. Alpine experience. In the event of a sudden change in weather, retreat can be difficult.

The requirements indicated for these high-Alpine tours are recommended by the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina (Pontresina mountain climbing school) and based on the official classification of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC).

Duration

From the valley, 5 hours up and 3 hours down

Information

Bergsteigerschule Pontresina GmbH
Via Maistra 163
7504 Pontresina
T +41 81 842 82 82
F +41 81 842 82 83
info@bergsteiger-pontresina.ch
www.bergsteiger-pontresina.ch



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