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Ibex Promenade

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  • Ibex Promenade Pontresina
    / Ibex Promenade Pontresina
    Photo: Susanne Bonaca, Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Ibex Promenade Pontresina
    Photo: Susanne Bonaca, Pontresina Tourismus
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Nearly 1,800 ibex can't be wrong: the symbolic Graubünden animal feels particularly at home in the mountains around Pontresina.
easy
Distance 1.5 km
0:25 h
30 m
64 m
On the Ibex promenade, that leads from the church of Sta. Maria and consists of a winter hiking trail of one kilometre in length, children and adults can obtain entertaining information on the character of the animal, its habitat and its distribution at seven marked stops. The promenade is accessible all year round. If you are lucky, you can observe these fascinating animals there in May.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz 
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

winter hiking trail report: www.engadin.ch/en/slopes-tracks/winter-hiking-trails/ 

Author’s recommendation

The view from this path down to Pontresina, into Val Roseg and over to St. Moritz is breathtaking.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: January 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,895 m
Lowest point
1,831 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

Please do not approach the ibex. They are in a resting phase in winter. Stress is very dangerous for these wild animals.

Start

Sta. Maria church (1,867 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'789'677E 1'151'702N
DD
46.489753, 9.909444
DMS
46°29'23.1"N 9°54'34.0"E
UTM
32T 569796 5148866
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Destination

Pontresina Laret

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'789'677E 1'151'702N
DD
46.489753, 9.909444
DMS
46°29'23.1"N 9°54'34.0"E
UTM
32T 569796 5148866
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Wolge
February 21, 2021 · Community

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
64 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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