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Alpine tour

High above the lakes - Piz Julier

Alpine tour · Engadin St. Moritz
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The Piz Julier is an exposed mountain and therefore offers a beautiful panoramic view. 
difficult
15.2 km
6:35 h
1565 m
1565 m
This demanding one-day hike begins in the small village of Champfèr, where the trail initially takes us through the forest and then into the Val Suvretta da San Murezzan. After passing Alp Suvretta we continue to the left-hand fork, where we also cross the mountain stream. From here onwards the ascent becomes steeper and we quickly gain height. The ridge at 2870 m is a welcome spot for a short rest. The route now follows the ridge and a certain amount of caution is required along the narrow path. Hikers who are not sure-footed or suffer from vertigo should leave out the ascent to the summit. While this alpine tour requires concentration, it rewards the hiker time and time again with wonderful views of the surrounding summits. The summit is reached at 3380 m and on a good day there are views of hundreds of mountain peaks. For the descent take the same trail back down to the valley.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

If you take the Signal gondola, you will shorten the ascent a little.
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Updated: July 15, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3377 m
Lowest point
1812 m
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Safety information

The white-blue-white path marking to Piz Julier indicates that this is an alpine route with easy climbing sections and alpine hazards, which therefore require a surefootedness and a head for heights as well as the proper alpine equipment.

Caution in uncertain weather: The summit ridge is exposed and long.

Start

Champfèr, Bus stop Post (1811 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.478156, 9.813255
DMS
46°28'41.4"N 9°48'47.7"E
UTM
32T 562427 5147497
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Destination

Champfèr, Bus stop Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Champfèr - Alp Suvretta - Fuorcla Albana - Piz Julier - Fuorcla Albana - Alp Suvretta - Champfèr

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.478156, 9.813255
DMS
46°28'41.4"N 9°48'47.7"E
UTM
32T 562427 5147497
w3w 
///closets.speeded.pillows
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
6:35h
Ascent
1565 m
Descent
1565 m
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