Swiss National Park

Dear All, I propose to do a hike in the Swiss National Park. We would take the train to Zernez, departing 08.07 am-> arriving 9.12 am Landquart; departing Landquart 9.20 am and arriving 10.30 am in Zernez. Upon arrival at Zernez by train we need to walk approx. 3 hours to the Chamanna Cluoazza cabin in the middle of National Park. I suggest we have a picknick here (so please bring lunch/snack along) or eat at restaurant there and then later in the afternoon we will need to decide (depending on the weather) whether we a) hike further direction to Piz Quattervals on saturday afternoon and then come back via Chamanna cabin and back to zernez b) hike further in the direction of Vallun chafaol , and take a bus from here back to zernez. The idea would be to take a train back late saturday afternoon/early evening. Depending on when people would like to return, we adapt our walking itinerary (arrival 10.30 am + 3 hours arrival in cabin + 2,5 hours back + 1 hour lunch- already means that earliest return is around 5pm). You need to bring along: * snacks/lunch (if you do not eat at restaurant); * drinks * suncream * sturdy shoes with good grip * humor Kind regards

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  • Raghunath

    It was a great rough and tough hike. 7.5 hrs up and down. WOW. Weather was good - not too hot and Nature gave us a nice gift of a good rain shower at the end of hike. Good job Patrick on streatching our limits.

    July 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tough one for my first hike in Switzerland. I heard that the view is not the best one but the company was simply great!

    July 20, 2010

  • Susanne

    A long day. But this was obviously because it was initially planned as a 2-day hike. It was a good hike. Thanks, Patrick!

    July 20, 2010

  • Ehsan S.

    Good weather, lovely friends, nice tough hick, great ;)

    July 18, 2010

  • Karen J.

    It was great day,weather maybe hotter than we would have liked and one of the hardest hikes ive ever done,but i made some lovely friends and it will be a day to remember.

    July 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rough and tough but very rewarding (felt like a hero afterwards ;o) )!

    July 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    7.5 hours of hike, 3 mountains up hill, steep sloves, pushing the borders of our fysics. well done Patrick. But next time an easy one, smile.

    John

    July 17, 2010

  • Cruise

    me want to go too!

    July 14, 2010

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    I have cancelled all overnight stays in the hotel, based on your messages. Those who paid me already I will refund of course. If one of you would nevertheless like to stay overnight, please make appointments directly with the hotel.

    Looking forward to see you on saturday.

    July 13, 2010

  • markus W.

    Hi Patrick
    I am interested to join the hike in the Swiss national park next weekend, either Sat as well as overnight (if possible). How about the payment?
    Cheers
    Markus

    July 13, 2010

  • Karen J.

    Patrick,did you find out if we needed sleeping bags?

    July 12, 2010

  • Patrick

    Dear Ehsan, I am not sure if you have seen my message whereby I stated that on sunday I need to travel professionally to Latin America - as such I can't stay overnight. I am planning to go on saturday nevertheless. Also I contacted all who paid already and asked whether my changed travel plans affect their decision to stay overnight. If you 'd like to stay overnight, yes please transfer money before tuesday evening to my bank account.

    July 12, 2010

  • Ehsan S.

    Hello Patrick, I'm intrested in this event, I haven't transfered the money yet as your dead line was reached, shall I do it now???

    July 11, 2010

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    An unexpected change in planning came up. Professionally I have to fly sunday at lunch time towards Latin America, as such I will not be able to stay overnight but plan to organize the hike as scheduled and take very late evening train.

    July 9, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Patrick, may I know when should I start to leave the hike and go back to take a train to Basel ? I don't want to miss my last train. :)
    And is there a cost for those not staying overnight? Thanks for your help and time! Yen

    July 7, 2010

  • Patrick

    Since some of you are coming for the day only- I have increased the yes spots to 25- however number of overnight stay spots remain at 20. Kind regards

    July 7, 2010

  • Patrick

    Once more, my bank details.

    account nr:[masked]A Bank: UBS, bahnhofstrasse 45 Beneficiary: P. Wellens, Beckenhofstr. 5, 8006 Zurich CH[masked] 8940 A.

    July 7, 2010

  • Patrick

    Dear All, can I please ask you to transfer an amount of 40 chf before Friday to my bank account. This would guarantee your spot. If you are not coming for whatever reason and/or we are not using the 20 spots, then obviously we should say so to owner of cabin at least 1 week before so that they can rent the spaces to others.

    July 7, 2010

  • Raghunath

    What would be the plan, if I want to return to Zurich Sat. night itself.

    July 4, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    June 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    June 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    very helpful. Thanks!!

    June 23, 2010

  • Patrick

    I do not have cool charts- however Chammanna Cluozza lies at 1882 meter. Fuorcla Val Sassa is 2857 meter. The hike towards Ofenpass via Vallun Chafuol contains approx. 900 meter downhill and then steep climb. The latter hike takes 3 1/2 hours- first 6 hours- so this should give you some good idea.

    June 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    if it's a path, there is probably one of those cool charts that show the elevation gain and elevation loss along the way. That would be great.

    June 23, 2010

  • Patrick

    The hike from Zernez to hut is easy. I was told that on the hike from hut to Ofenpass or Varusch we follow a path , therefor the hike should not be technically demanding. Whether or not the hike is easy depends obviously on your fitness. If you can walk several hours (some uphill) at a normal pace, then you should be fine. Hope this helps,

    June 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you give a bit more guidance on how difficult the hike is? I can't tell if you are joking.....

    June 23, 2010

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