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Hiking in Engadin/Italy

  • Aug 29, 2014 · 4:30 PM


Dear All,

The idea is to have another exciting weekend with fantastic views on the mountains and spectacular mountain lakes. The weekend will take place in Engadin and we will use Pontresina as our base.

Given that it takes several hours to get to this part of Switzerland / we will travel on Friday late afternoon or early evening.

SATURDAY

We will take the bus in Pontresina at 9.05 am and arrive in Sfazu at 9.40 am. From here we will walk 

SFAZU/LAGH DA SAOSEO/LAGH DA SCISPADUS/LAGH DA VAL VIOLA/PASS DA VAL VIOLA/RIFUGEO SAOSEO/SFAZU. Distance about 20 kilometer. Hiking between 1800 and 2400 meters. 6 Hours. 900 meters up and 900 m down. T2. This area of Switzerland is known for having beautiful lakes.

As we are entering into Italy, please bring an ID card along.

SUNDAY

After breakfast we will hike via Alp Languard to the Segantini hut at 2700 meters (about 3 / 3,5 hours). From here there are several panorama trails e.g. taking you to Muotas Muragl (2300 meters) from where you can take cable car down. For those who want to push their limits further, from Segantini it is possible to continue hiking to a hut at 3,100 meters. This hike is classified as T3 with two or three parts secured by cables. In the vicinity of the hut regularly ibex/steinbock are spotted. The hike is 1,400 meters up (from Pontresina to the top at 3,100 meters - for all others the hike is about 900 meters up). 




SATURDAY


SATURDAY

Price is 120 francs per person and the price includes one night in half board (dinner included on saturday, no dinner on friday evening) and two nights accommodation- drinks are not included.

If there is no or little interest, I will cancel this activity. I have taken an option for 25 spots - which I like to confirm as soon as possible. Therefore it is there is interest, please transfer the money into my bank account as soon as possible (by August 8) Ideally I would like to finalize the booking on August 9.

The date of payment received will be used as a basis for allocating spots - whether or not you clicked yes on Meetup before is irrelevant. Of course when you are coming please click on yes. I will create a waiting list, but again whether you are on or off the waiting list is irrelevant - only the date of payment counts. I will regularly update all of you as to whom I received the payments from.

My bank details can be found on the Meetup activity - July 19 - Wallis hike. 

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.

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

* In case there is lots of rain, storm or foggy etc. then of course this hike does not take place

* In case you can not make it, there will be no refund - you are entitled to find a replacement. 

* Given that this is a somewhat longer hike with overnight stay, I will limit the number of participants. 

* There will be NO refunds. The prices mentioned above are valid till August 8, afterwards an additional fee of 20 francs will be added to deal with last minute administration charges.



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  • Wolfgang

    Hi, thanks to all of you for the nice weekend, I annoyed it a lot...

    September 1, 2014

  • Andrew

    Hi, I thouroughly enjoyed meeting international people this weekend :)

    August 31, 2014

  • Nico

    Hi guys, just want to say thanks for the great weekend.

    August 31, 2014

  • birgitta

    was great to get out again and breath some fresh air. many thanks patrick!

    August 31, 2014

  • michael n.

    wunderbar !!

    August 31, 2014

  • michael n.

    wunderbar !!

    August 31, 2014

  • Ehsan S.

    Hi Patrick
    Unfortunately Shirin has problem with her knee, so we decided to skip this weekend, wish you all enjoy the hike and hopefully see you next weekend, have fun.

    August 29, 2014

  • Patrick

    I have made a train reservation on the 16.37 train departing zurich hb arriving at 8pm in Pontresina. For those arriving later please make sure to arrive before 10pm since then the reception closes. Highly likely we will be in the large restaurant/pizza place at 200 meters from our hostel.

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Dawn

      I will be coming from Zug and unable to get the group train. Shall arrive one hour later, about 9pm

      August 28, 2014

    • michael n.

      Hi Petya...I am on the 17.37 in 2nd class closest to the HB

      August 29, 2014

  • Patrick

    We will be staying at youth hostel in Pontresina / right at the train station. Upon arrival you say your name and a room key will be provided to you. This option works till 10 pm I think. If you come later you can no longer in the building, so if anyone is planning to arrive after 10 pm please advise me what time you will be arriving and with what train/car you are coming.

    We meet under the big blue weird angel next to ticket counter in zurich hb, or if you are late, directly at the front of train (on respective track) - there are meet up signs on the outside windows of SBB trains.

    August 27, 2014

    • kerstin

      Hey Patrick, do we finish our hike on Sunday in Pontresina? Then we could leave stuff in the hostel? Thanks for your reply.

      August 28, 2014

    • Patrick

      You can indeed leave your stuff in hostel.

      August 29, 2014

  • Veronica

    Hi again,
    So we should book the 16.37 train, correct? Where and when do we meet?
    In the above info it says we leave at 17:00 so a little confused :)

    August 27, 2014

  • Christian

    For several reasons I can't go either this weekend, sorry. So my spot is available.

    August 27, 2014

  • fabienne

    ...have fun! it says there are 2 spots left but RSVP has closed...guess i'm out of luck :(

    August 26, 2014

    • Alexandra

      Fabienne.i am not going and you can take my place.are you interested?

      August 27, 2014

  • Stefan

    Hi Patrick, do we stay at the Pontresina youthhostel next to the train station?

    August 27, 2014

  • Veronica

    Hi Patrick,

    Kindly inform what to pack as this is unclear. Do we need sleeping bags? As we are using Pontresina as base I assume a day backpack is enough? Train tickets to buy; Zurich-Pontresina, correct?

    More detailed information is highly appreciated.

    August 25, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hi Patrick
    I cannot make it to the hike as i have to go back to London for an impromptu wedding. Anyone wants my place? Let me know!

    August 20, 2014

    • Marta W

      Hi Alexandra. Unfortunately I cannot go so please feel free to give your place to anybody else .

      August 25, 2014

  • Stefan

    Hi Patrick, do you provide more details regarding what train you take in Zürich on Friday afternoon, where the accomodation is and the name of it? Do we have to bring a sleeping bag inlet with us? Thanks!

    August 22, 2014

  • Lenka

    Hello Patrick, me and my friend David will come by a car as we both work untill 5pm. So Does David have a room if he is a guest and he is not on the list or he has to organise it himself?

    August 19, 2014

    • Patrick

      Yes, he has room. One person added to zour name.

      August 21, 2014

  • Marta W

    is it still possible to participate ? I and my friend would like to sign up. Please let me know , regards , Marta

    August 19, 2014

    • Alexandra

      Hey Marta. I cant make it to the hike as have to go back to London for an impromptu wedding. Would you like to take my place? Patrick is it ok if she takes my place?

      August 19, 2014

  • Marta W

    Hi Patrick

    August 19, 2014

  • Veronica

    Hi Patrick, If still possible to participate, I would love to join.

    August 18, 2014

    • Veronica

      Thanks, have transferred the money

      August 18, 2014

  • birgitta

    I wiil leave Friday morning for Pontresina. Please let me know, if you would like to join.

    August 16, 2014

  • Patrick

    Payments received from stefan (2), michelle (2), alexandra, christian, michael newport, ago, els, patricia, annie, ehsan (2), dawn, kerstin, birgitta, lenka (2), wolfgang, petya, andrew, patrick. Additionally received 1 payment from post finance without any details (kristofer?). Total 23 peers.

    August 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Patrick, as I said in a private message last week, I paid with post-finance but forgot to write my name. Thanks a lot for organizing!

      August 16, 2014

  • Lenka

    Hello Patrick and all, I do not know if I will be able to catch the train at 5pm on friday cose I usually work till 5;30 so at the main train station I am at 6pm. Would you provide me the name of the place where we will sleep please?
    Any later arrivals as me so we can travel together?

    August 15, 2014

  • Lenka

    Hello Patrick, I just made a payment of 240 CHF to your account for me and my friend David as a quest because I saw there are still spots left. Is that all right?I am looking forward the hike and meeting you very much.

    August 11, 2014

  • Andrew

    Have paid the 120.- - should arrive tomorrow on your account - hopefully in time to make it on the list :) Thanks for organizing this hike !

    August 10, 2014

  • Patrick

    @ Kristofer and Simone D - I am currently exchanging my online banking tool, so I should be online again tuesday or wednesday and can confirm payments. Arrival sunday evening - probably around 6pm or so.

    August 8, 2014

  • Patrick

    Last chance to register: for any payments made this weekend the normal price still applies, from next weekend onwards the price goes up with CHF 20. I am planning to close the event by mid next week.

    August 7, 2014

    • birgitta

      paid today and looking forward! birgitta

      August 8, 2014

  • kerstin

    Hi Patrick, money transferred today. Thanks for organizing.

    August 7, 2014

  • Dawn

    Patrick, I transferred money two days ago. Would you be willing to either put me back on the going list or refund my payment. Sorry it's become such a hassle!!

    August 7, 2014

    • Patrick

      Of course for any payments received I put those members back on the yes section.

      August 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    Since people do NOT seem to read my description and keep asking whether they can join, I have taken everyone from the waiting list and clicked NO, to avoid that people think there is a huge waiting list. Once more, if interested, you can still join. Event will be closed mid next week. Do not want to deal with the last amounts of last minute changes.

    August 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    As written in the description , whether or not you are on waiting list does not matter for making payments.

    August 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    Payments received ehsan (2), ago, kristofer or annie, michael, stefan (2), michelle (2), aleksandra, christian, els, patricia, patrick. Total 14 persons.

    August 7, 2014

  • Annie

    I will transfer the money on 7th August, thanks.

    August 4, 2014

    • Annie

      CH120 transferred today. Should you receive today or tomorrow. Thanks, Patrick.

      August 7, 2014

  • Ehsan S.

    Hi Patrick 240CHF transferred for me and Shirin I hope still spots available

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I payed for the hike yesterday. Thanks!

    August 7, 2014

  • Aga

    Transfer went off- should be on your account tmrrw, the latest

    August 5, 2014

    • Aga

      Thanks for organizing!

      August 5, 2014

    • Aga

      ;)

      August 5, 2014

  • michael n.

    Hi Patrick, 120 chuffs transferred....thanks !

    August 4, 2014

  • Stefan

    Hi Patrick, I transferred the Money. Thanks for organizing!

    August 3, 2014

  • Sara S.

    Hi Patrick, thanks for organizing. This is my first trek with meet up group. Very excited to b part of it. Cheers.

    August 3, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hi Patrick. money sent. thank you for organising another amazing hike!

    August 3, 2014

  • Petya

    Muotas Muragl, thank you Patrick for organizing it, was just looking how to get there 2-3 days ago :-), it was recommended by a colleague of mine as a very beautiful place

    August 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    what a pity! .. will be away for holidays then.
    great offer, thank you for organizing this for us.

    August 3, 2014

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