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Schweizer Passwanderung - Passo di Cavanna (overnight)

If you like wild and abrupt landscapes, you will enjoy this tour. If you know the Rocky Mountains, you'll feel at home here. And if you have experience with travel over rock and debris, and aren't afraid of walking along a cliff with great views of the Gotthardmassiv, this is for you. The likelihood of stumbling upon Gemsen and Quarz crystals are bonuses.

Over two days we will cover three passes and two ridges and enjoy some of Switzerland's most spectacular and isolated panoramas. We start in Realp, walk over the Rottälligrat and to Rotondohütte, which sits by a calm glacial lake. Day two will take us over the Ronggergrat - we walk here along one of the most remarkable paths in Switzerland, prepared with broad stone, along a cliff offering beautiful views. From here, one goes over the Passo di Cavanna (2613m) and then the Passo Lucendro (2532m). From there we have time to go either over Pizzo Lucendro (2963m) or via the Lago Lucendro to the Gotthard pass for a cool dip.

Weather looks promising for the weekend.

Difficulty and rating

Day 1: 5.5-6 hours; T3 - T4, 15km, 1190m up (shorter variant of 3.5 hours available for those going straight to hut)

Day 2: 6 hours, T3, 16.5km, 510m up, 920m down.

While much of the terrain is rocky, the hike itself is not extremely technical. A good level of fitness, openness to new experiences, and sturdy boots are, however, required.

Hike can also be done in reverse order.

Accomodation & costs

I have blocked 10 beds in the Rotondohütte, which costs CHF 78 (CHF 67 for SAC members), for stay and dinner. Drinks, breakfast and packed lunch for day 2 are extra.

To join, please transfer the relevant amount to my bank and send me a message to confirm payment. I will then confirm your RSVP.

My bank account is CH[masked] 1140 A (Dweep I. Chanana / UBS AG).

Travel logistics (to be updated)

We meet at Zurich HB at 7am. From there:

- Day 1: Train to Arth-Goldau - Andermatt - Realp.

- Day 2: Start hiking early and finish at the Gotthardpass.

- Bus to Airolo / Andermatt and train back to Zurich.

Weather looks to be clearing by the weekend, giving us sunny but cool days.

What to bring

- Plenty of water and a packed lunch

- Sunscreen and cap and/or rain protection (note - through most of this hike we are in exposed terrain with no shade/shelter)

- Sturdy and comfortable boots

- Warm clothing (it will get cold at night, at the hut)

- Innenschlafsack / sleeping bag liner

- Money & SAC card (if valid)

- Appetite for adventure

- Overnight stuff: toiletries, ear plugs, change of clothes, towel, etc.

- Walking poles (optional)

Travel light - leicht bringt weit!

Photos and description

Legal stuff

* We are all adults, so you travel on your own risk.

* The organizer is facilitating the organization and payment of services rendered by others, but isn't charging for anything. He's not liable for anything, nor is there a refund once you've paid, unless the trip is cancelled. Someone can take your spot, of course.

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  • Rein

    Hi Dweep, did anyone happen to drop out last minute? Happy to take a free slot if there is one. Thanks!

    August 15, 2014

    • Dweep

      Hey Rein - no dropouts, but spaces still available at the hut. Will email you separately.

      August 15, 2014

  • Marcel

    My friend is paying the 78. Pls consider him my guest in terms of registration. Thanks

    August 14, 2014

    • Marcel

      Tried to add to Reservation but was unable. Said hike was full. my friend's name is Peter. Vegetarian steaks, roast, chops, filet mignon or entrecôte are all ok . (No, we're not vegetarians, but thanks for asking.) c u Saturday

      August 14, 2014

    • Martin

      seems as you have quite high expectation from hut menu! You should try the Bertol hut then: homemade lasagne and those things available... but glacier cross is required to get there, so not a meet up event ;)

      August 15, 2014

  • Dweep

    Just sent out final update. If you didn't get it - let me know. Look forward to see you tomorrow morning.

    August 15, 2014

  • Wassili

    Hi Dweep, I'm looking forward to the hike on the weekend :-) see you Saturday morning!

    August 14, 2014

  • Marcel

    have a friend who is not in meetup but who would like to come on this hike. whats the easiest way for him to join the hike without joining meetup? Can I just get him as a friend and have him pay you?

    August 14, 2014

    • Dweep

      Hi marcel. Yes - that would be best. Just add him as +1 and transfer money to my account. Send me an email with his name and if either of you want vegetarian food.

      August 14, 2014

  • Marcel

    Hi Dweep. Had to sort a few things out before being able to commit. Have just instructed the CHF 78 to be transferred to you. Look forward to meeting you on Sat. Regards

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Dweep

    Thanks Ben.

    All - weather for the weekend is looking to be very nice, so should be a great hike and time!

    August 14, 2014

  • Ben G.

    Just transfered hut cost (SAC rate). Looking forward to it.

    August 14, 2014

  • Wassili

    Hi Dweep.
    Paid - thanks a lot & see you!

    August 13, 2014

  • Marcel

    Hi. Not clear what "the relevant amount" to be transferred is: 10 or 10+ cost of Rotondohütte? Thanks.

    August 12, 2014

    • Dweep

      Hi marcel. Just the cost of the hut.

      August 13, 2014

    • Marcel


      August 13, 2014

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