Hiking in Engadin

 

Dear All,

The idea would be to do a weekend hike in Oberengadin.

We would take the train in zurich HB at 6.37 am arriving in chur at 7.52 am, departing 7.58 am, arriving in thusis at 8.28 by train. At 8.35 am we take the bus towards andeer tgavugl (arriving here at 8.49 am, and departing here at 9.03 am to arrive at Juf at 9.50 am, the start of our hike.

We would start our hike on saturday morning in Juf (2126 meter), the so called highest village in Europa that is being inhabited all year around, and hike from Juf towards Plaun da Lej. The hike is 17 kilometer, 950 meters up and 1200 meters down. Total hiking time is 6 to 6,5 hours and technical difficulty is easy.

Highlights of this hike are that we will cross three passes, i.e. Forcellinapass, Septimerpass and Lunghinpass.

The Septimerpass was used by the Romans and close by the Septimerpass bones of about 50 people were found who did not make the tour due to illness, bad weather or physical exhaustion (I am not planning to repeat any of these). The lunghinpass at 2645 meter is were (rain)water flows into different seas, i.e.  The Inn river flows into the Donau and black sea, The Maira flows into the Po and Adriatic Sea and the Julia river flows into the North Sea. We will also have great views on the Lej da Segl (large lake). From the lake we will take the bus towards hostel, unless you think the hike is not far enough and you want to hike further all the way to the hostel.

On sunday we will do one of the most impressive hiking tours with scenic views.

We will take up the cable car in St Moritz towards the Corvatsch middle station (2700 meters), Murtèl, across the Fuorcla Surlej to the Chamanna Coaz (2600meters), high above Val Roseg (2000m), and then back down to Pontresina. The hike is about 22 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours and technically not difficult.

First take the Corvatsch cable car to the Murtèl middle station at 2,702m (8,865ft), from where you can already enjoy wonderful views of the Upper Engadin lake plateau. If you would like a full panorama, continue up to the Corvatsch top station, and after stopping off briefly, take one of the next gondolas back to the middle station. Then follow the wide path and, after half an hour or so, you will reach Fuorcla Surlej, where you are treated to one of the most spectacular panoramas in the Alps. Spread out in front of you is a vast arena of ice and rock, with Piz Tschierva, Piz Morteratsch, Piz Bernina with the famous Biancograt, Piz Roseg and the Sella mountain range, in the background, surrounded by impressive glaciers. Scattered about the Fuorcla Surlej are silent witnesses to the last ice age: round rocks scarred by the ice masses, with small lakes in between. It is here, on the Fuorcla Surlej, that the high-altitude trail actually begins. The route heads towards the majestic glacier backdrop and after walking for about an hour, you reach the Plaun dals Süts, immediately above the Lej de Vadret glacial lake. The path leads to the Coaz hut, which is perched on a rocky platform right next to the glacier. t. Back at the hut, you retrace your steps for approx. 20 minutes until you reach the first fork in the path, which leads down to the Lej dal Vadret. The glacial lake that has formed as a result of the melting ice masses has developed within the last fifty years or so. Continue walking along the lake, and after a short, steep section, you reach the foreland of the Roseg and Tschierva Glaciers. Finally, after a hike of some five to six hours through the enchanting beauty of this high valley, you reach the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, where you can decide whether to take the easy way back to Pontresina by horse-drawn carriage or complete the hike on foot.

2 person : 90 francs

4 person room: 66 francs

If you are not a member, please add 6 francs per night to the above amounts.

Please note that I have taken an option for 25 people (option expire July 12) so when you are interested, please transfer the amount to my bank account as soon as possible, but definitely before July 12 so that I can confirm the reservation.

My bank account details are:

Account number:[masked]A

BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

IBAN: CH[masked] 8940 A

ZIP code: 8045 Zurich

If anyone has any problems with making bank transfer, please send me a message.

IMPORTANT

* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way. Although the hike is not complicated, it is each individual responsibility to ensure that they can do the hike and check out the trail.

* There is a no refund policy – anyone else can take your spot. This policy has been introduced to avoid people making changes and cancellations for reasons that can not be verified by the organizer.

* To avoid a huge number of last minute changes and to ensure that we do not drive mad the hotel by making many many changes, a flat fee of 10 francs will be charged if a change happens in the last two weeks before the hike.

* Bookings/reservations are made on the first date of payment. Independently whether you clicked yes or no, the date of payment will be the criteria to confirm your attendance.

* I would do everything to accommodate your booking, i.e. keep males/females separate and put you in the 2 bed room, 4 bed room etc. requested however as you can imagine bookings are accepted all the time by the hotel and although i transmit to the hotel regularly the rooms and number of people attending, it might be that your favorite room is no longer available.

* To bring along : hiking boots, rain gear, water, snack, lunch ( I suggest we take lunch on the trails), smile, positive attitude, suncream, photo camera.

* Since we start hiking immediately upon arrival, please travel light.

 

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  • Shelly K.

    Most challenging one for me yet.

    September 13, 2013

  • Hanna

    As a late substitute, I do not have all those great "nice to see you" buttons, but it really was nice to see everyone! A fun two days. Both hikes were spectacular!

    3 · September 9, 2013

  • Fabiola

    Also my first hike with you guys. Got lost and was the last one to arrive everywhere but felt great anyway. Sorry to inform you that I will be joining you sometime soon hahaha. Thanks Ola.
    Cheers!

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • Petra

    Really enjoyed my 1st hike with you guys - thanks Ola for taking the initiative at the beginning and also to all the really nice people who made me feel welcome - will definitely come along again. Cheers!

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • David P

    Awesome hike with great companions!

    4 · September 8, 2013

  • BoSe

    Another great hike. I had so much fun with great company (never laughed so much for such a long time). Thanks a lot

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • Patrick

    Many thanks to Ola for taking over the hiking and keep the people on the right path.

    4 · September 8, 2013

    • Annie

      Thanks to Ola & Patrick! Hopefully Patrick 's foot and Ola 's knee get healthy soon! We are really looking forward to hiking with you again.

      September 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes - a big thanks to both Ola and Patrick! Was a fabulous weekend!!

      September 8, 2013

  • Olga

    guys, amazing rout,organization and people.ola and corine-u saved us with small coins!!didnt have chance to pay back,happy to cath up in zh.sunday chill out in kempinski spa was great award for 7h of hike

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Anja

    The Saturday hike was fabulous, really great remote valleys and passes. Patrick, this was a great pick - so sorry you could not join but it was nice to see you.
    So glad we made it up the mountain on Sunday too, thanks all for great company!

    3 · September 8, 2013

  • Ola

    Amazing 1st day and beautiful 2nd day ;) thank you for organizing Patrick and to all of you for priceless company ;)

    5 · September 8, 2013

    • Karime

      Dear Ola, thank you for the leadership. A great hike yesterday and could see you had fun today. Cheers.

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Ola

    I'm singing in the rain ;)

    4 · September 8, 2013

  • Ola

    Hi All, Please note there is a change in my phone number ;) 0795242432. See you there. Ola

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Olga

    patrick me and my friend r joining too at the verylast moment.hostel has place so we r not worried but can also utilize one.of last cancelletion if necessary.will keep in contact with ola

    September 7, 2013

  • Lena

    Hi all , so it looks like no one is leading the hike so far ? Anyone wants to take over since Patrick can't attend ??

    September 6, 2013

    • Nicole

      Hi, I will also meet the group at the station in Chur. See you tomorrow!

      September 6, 2013

    • BoSe

      Hi, I will also meet you guys at Chur Station tomorrow.

      September 6, 2013

  • Matteo

    For your info, just talked to Youth hostel and asked them to change from
    Wolfgang, Johny (2) and Vashek : 4 bed room
    to
    Wolfgang, Johny (2) and Matteo: 4 bed room
    See you tomorrow :)

    September 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    Current room list:

    * Fabiola, Aude, Els and Rein : 4 bed room
    * Wolfgang, Johny (2) and Vashek : 4 bed room
    * Bose, Rafael, Patrick and Adrian Rea: 4 bed room
    * David/Karime: 2 bed room
    * Susana : 2 bed room
    * Anja, Claire, Hanna, View H Chin: 4 bed room
    * Andre, Cesar, Farnoush and Zsolt : 4 bed room
    * Anita, Shelley K, Alexandra, Nicole, Daniella(*) : 4 bed room
    * Bilge, Corinna, Daisy, Lena, Dawn : 5 bed room

    (*) to be confirmed

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Patrick

      Ola, we are staying at the Youth Hostel in St Moritz. Via Surpunt. Various people like Andre, David etc. have been there so they can tell you how to get there.

      September 6, 2013

    • Cesar

      Thanks Zsolt for your confirmation. My friend's name is Tomek by the way.

      September 6, 2013

  • Thinley L.

    @Patrick W . I would like to ask if my name has been added in place of Daisy? Thank you..sorry for the trouble..

    September 6, 2013

  • Beatrix

    Dear all,
    I printed out a description, map and Postauto schedule to St. Moritz.
    See you tomorrow

    September 6, 2013

  • Farnoush

    Hi,
    Unfortunately, I cannot come and have to cancel it. My spot is available if anybody is interested.

    September 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    @ Daniella - additionally spot has been confirmed to me.

    September 6, 2013

  • Andre

    i will go to juf already this afternoon leaving zurich hb at 4:37pm arriving in juf with the last postbus at 7:50pm in case smbdy wants to join. I stay at pension edelweiss (www.juf2126.ch). Dinner is finished by then but cold plates can still be served. Lager with breakfast for CHF 41.--. In case you are interested, pls phone them up:[masked] 34. My phone number is 079 5500741. Otherwise see u tomorrow and have a good trip to Europe's highest village. CU Andre

    September 6, 2013

  • Matteo

    I got in contact with Vashek and I would take up his place.
    I am calling the Youth Hostel St. Moritz to tell them of the name change, so to save Patrick from this never ending last minute booking corrections :-)

    September 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    I will arrive in the hostel around 9.30 PM and looking forward to catch up and have a beer together.

    Important is that dinner is usually served from 6 or 6.30 PM till 8PM, so you should make sure that by then you have arrived in the hostel but this should NOT be a problem as the hike is not that long.

    I am sorry that my foot does not allow me to join you,

    KR

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Thinley L.

    Hi Patrick..I am going in place of Daisy..Could you please update it in the room list? Thank you

    September 5, 2013

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    These last minute changes are a bit annoying since every time I need to pass on to the hotel updated lists with who stays in what room.
    I have noted the swap between Tekla and Ola, between Lin C. Wei and Hanna. I am unsure about Claire and Helene - please confirm.

    I have noted that Farnoush and Zsolt are not coming. From a phone call with Vashek I know he is willing to give up his spot if someone takes it but for the moment he is still joining.

    If anything is not corrected, please advise within one hour since I will pass on the final room list to the hotel.

    September 5, 2013

    • Helene

      Hi Patrick
      I confirm swap between Claire and me.
      Thanks!
      Hélène

      1 · September 5, 2013

  • Vashek

    Hey, so who wants my place? Already offered to some people who were searching but noone really came back. Let me know. Vashek

    September 5, 2013

  • Tekla

    Unfortuantely I cannot stay there for the night and may not travel so much for 1 day hiking so please contact me if you are interested to take over my spot on this beautiful trip.

    August 26, 2013

    • Ola

      Hi Tekla send you a message with the confirmation of the payment. I updated your RSVP as well. Thank you for your patience.

      September 3, 2013

    • Olga

      tekla is yr booking still available?

      September 5, 2013

  • Ola

    Hi Guys, As Patrick is not able to come with us I can help out a bit with the lead. If you are lost and can´t find us please call me[masked]

    Cheers
    Ola

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Olga

      Ola, we r thinking to book hostel direct and join from.there sunday only-is it ok?

      September 5, 2013

  • Claire

    If anyone else is looking to join, please send me a message to take over my place. Thanks.

    September 4, 2013

    • Helene

      Hi Claire,
      Is your spot still available?
      Cheers
      Hélène

      September 4, 2013

    • Claire

      Hi Helene, yes, just sent you an email

      September 4, 2013

  • Zsolt

    Unfortunately I have to cancel: I'll be away for business. Let me know if anybody interested in taking over

    September 2, 2013

    • Cesar

      Hi Zsolt! I have a friend who would be interested in joining the hike. Is your spot still available? Did you request 4-bedded or double room?

      September 4, 2013

  • Hanna

    Is anyone still looking to sell their spot?

    September 1, 2013

    • Vashek

      I can sell you mine - write me an email and we can arrange it (also would send you the confirmation that I paid to Patrick). Thank, Vaclav

      September 1, 2013

    • Farnoush

      Hanna, you could get mine if you want?!

      September 2, 2013

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    My doctor told me that my foot needs to stay in a cast for 6-8 weeks so personally I will not be able to do the hike. My cast will be removed in 3 weeks time and then I will bring myself back in shape (loosing some weight and getting my muscles back after not having done any sports for several weeks). I am however planning to attend saturday evening and sunday morning. The trains have been reserved according to above schedule.
    Unfortunately this will be another great hike that I will miss (as the others in the month of August). I am sure that some of the more experienced hikers can take the group from Juf to Plaun da Lej. Please note that I am abroad all week, so I will not respond to any emails. Thanks for your understanding.

    September 1, 2013

    • Patrick

      @ Lena, anyone who wants to take the lead is free to do so. I have submitted a list to the hostel who is sleeping in what room, so all is fine.

      September 2, 2013

    • Patrick

      @ Any urgent question, and I stress urgent question please send me a mail on [masked] and I will respond. I will post later this week the names of who sleeps in what room - hope this is fine for you.

      September 2, 2013

  • Petra

    Hi Patrick / all - I will join the hike in Chur (closer for me) - I imagine with such a large group travelling I should be able to find you guys (at the latest when you disembark in Thusis!!) Looking forward. Petra

    September 2, 2013

  • Olivia

    oh...forgot to book&pay for the night. should i book by myself patrick, or can i still book/pay with u? olivia

    August 29, 2013

    • Olivia

      Oh, so glad, will e-bank tonight. thanks!

      August 30, 2013

    • Vashek

      Olivia, do you want to take my place instead? I would love to go, but already quite a lot behind my study plan for the autumn exam :-/

      August 30, 2013

  • Dawn

    HI Patrick,
    Money should have been transferred from me two weeks ago. I also sent you a email on July 21 regarding the money transfer. Have you received either money or the email?
    Dawn

    August 4, 2013

    • Patrick

      Dear Dawn, I received 3 times 72 francs on my bank account - apart from yourself , who are the two others (male/female)? Or was the payment an error? Please advise ASAP - only then I can pass your request to the hostel. Thanks.

      August 15, 2013

    • Dawn

      There must have been an error because it should only have transferred once for just me. One person!

      August 15, 2013

  • Thinley L.

    I just saw the event..is it possible for me to join?

    August 12, 2013

    • Patrick

      Dear Thinley, this event has been closed for a while now. Sorry. Kind regards

      August 12, 2013

    • Thinley L.

      Okay. No worries. Thanx.

      August 12, 2013

  • Daisy

    Hi Patrick, I joined today, please let me know if i am still on time to make the transfer. Thanks!

    August 1, 2013

    • Patrick

      Daisy, money received- you are confirmed.

      August 6, 2013

    • Daisy

      Thank you! have a nice week.

      August 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    I have received payments from Fabiola, Aude, Wolfgang L, Anja, Els, Johny (2), Bose, Susana (2), Rafael, Andre, Chia Wei, Susana (2), Vashek, Roberto, Adrian, Karime (2), Annie, Cesar, Claire, Zsolt, Franoush, Amisha, Shelly, Tekla, Nicole, Corinna, Bilge. Total 31 persons.

    @ Daisy and Lena, So far I have not seen the money on my bank account - might be due to long weekend at the banks.

    August 4, 2013

  • J G.

    Is it possible to meet just for the Sunday portion in St. Moritz?

    July 29, 2013

    • Patrick

      How many people are we talking about?

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! - will transfer you 72 CHF immediately. :-)

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Patrick,
    I just joined this group and the hike sounds really great! Is it still possible to register and transfer you money? Thanks for letting me know :-)
    Corinna

    July 31, 2013

    • Patrick

      this is still possible.

      July 31, 2013

  • Roberto

    Hi guys,
    unfortunately I cannot make it. Is there anybody who might take my spot in a 4 person room?

    July 29, 2013

  • Patrick

    I have received payments from Fabiola, Aude, Wolfgang L, Anja, Els, Johny (2), Bos, Susana (2), Rafael, Andre (2), Chia Wei, Susana (2), Vashek, Roberto, Adrian, Karime (2), Annie. 21 people so far.

    A number of payments made in the weekends we are not yet processed by the bank.

    In case you made a payment by post finance, I only at the end of the month in hardcopy I can see the recipient who send the money. The system does not allow me to see earlier who made such payment. I have seen such payments were made, therefore whoever made such a payment please advise your name, date and amount transferred by post finance.
    Thanks.

    July 15, 2013

    • Patrick

      @ Lena, can you please check the payment - seems I have not received it and/or possible it was made at another date. Please transfer asap if still interested to join.

      July 28, 2013

    • Nicole

      Hi Patrick, I transferred CHF 72 today.

      July 29, 2013

  • Lena

    Hi Patrick , did the transfer of 72chf again, should be received tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience an thank you for letting me know. Lena

    July 29, 2013

  • Shelly K.

    Just transferred 66chf to reserve my spot

    July 27, 2013

  • Shelly K.

    Looking forward

    July 27, 2013

  • Patrick

    To clean up the side, I have deleted all people on waiting lists and people on the main list for which no transfer was made till now.

    July 26, 2013

    • Cristina M.

      Hi Patrick, I thought reservations were already closed,so I booked directly with the hostel. I'll see you there! :)

      July 26, 2013

  • Farnoush

    Hi Patrick, just transferred 72.- CHF. Couldn't remember the amount, hope it's fine!

    July 26, 2013

    • Farnoush

      Thanks for organizing! Looking forward to it

      July 26, 2013

  • Farnoush

    Hi Patrick, just transferred 72.- CHF. Couldn't remember the amount hope it's fine!

    July 26, 2013

  • Juri A.

    sorry, won't be able to join on this date.

    July 21, 2013

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