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Piz Ot

Alpine tour · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • Valletta
    Valletta
    Photo: Chatrigna Signorell, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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A relatively well-built but nevertheless exposed path leads to the tempting summit of Piz Ot.
difficult
Distance 14.6 km
6:20 h
1,521 m
1,521 m
3,245 m
1,723 m
From Samedan first through the village to the valley station of the Survih ski lift and then in an increasingly steep zigzag up to Alp Munt. The route is flatter through the Valletta valley until a path marked with a cairn branches off at point 2583. The path then joins the white-blue-white marked path coming from point 2777 at the beginning of the Botta Naira valley. Follow the white-blue-white markings steeply upwards below Piz Ot. Through the south-eastern and eastern flanks, the well-maintained path, secured with ropes, winds its way steeply up to the summit in several hairpin bends. The panoramic view is unique!

The descent is on the same path down to Samedan. Alternatively, you can also descend to point 2777. From there, a short counter-climb leads to Fuorcla Valletta and in a good 1.5 hours to the Corviglia cable car.

 

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 

Author’s recommendation

A detour to Alp Muntatsch for a well-deserved break is well worth it.
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Update: July 01, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,245 m
Lowest point
1,723 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.59%Forested/wild trail 4.57%Path 80.14%Road 1.09%Traces of trail 1.08%Unknown 2.50%
Asphalt
1.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
11.7 km
Road
0.2 km
Traces of trail
0.2 km
Unknown
0.4 km
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Safety information

Difficulty T4+: Occasionally pathless. In certain places you’ll need to use your hands. Some quite exposed terrain, e.g. steep grass slopes, rock ledges, simple firn fields and minor glacier passages (with little crevasse risk). If marked according to SWW standards: White-blue-white. Experience in exposed terrain. Appropriate, sturdy footwear. Good orientation skills. Alpine experience. Good preparation: time and weather considerations, ground conditions & group dynamics need to be considered.

Start

Samedan, village centre (1,723 m)
Coordinates:
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2'786'541E 1'156'542N
DD
46.534158, 9.870572
DMS
46°32'03.0"N 9°52'14.1"E
UTM
32T 566758 5153767
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Destination

Samedan, village centre

Turn-by-turn directions

Samedan village center - San Peter - Alp Munt - Valletta - Piz Ot - Valletta - Alp Munt - San Peter - Samedan village center

Note

Wildlife refuge Muntatsch, Clavadatsch: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'786'541E 1'156'542N
DD
46.534158, 9.870572
DMS
46°32'03.0"N 9°52'14.1"E
UTM
32T 566758 5153767
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
6:20 h
Ascent
1,521 m
Descent
1,521 m
Highest point
3,245 m
Lowest point
1,723 m
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