Piz Valdraus e Piz Gaglianera

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Date: 12 September 2010
Maximum height: 3121 m
Difference in height: 1700 m
Length: 17 km
Kilometers effort: 39.7 kmef
Duration: 10 hours
Huts reached: Capanna Scaletta


SAC-CAS hiking scale Dall'Alpe di Fontana San Martino fino a Pian Geirètt (T1 se si segue la strada).
SAC-CAS hiking scale Da Pian Geirètt fino alla Capanna Scaletta (T4 se si segue la via diretta).
SAC-CAS hiking scale Dalla Capanna Scaletta fino al Piano della Greina e da li fino in vetta al Piz Valdraus ed al Piz Gaglianera.

Comment (Automatic translation in english)

When you reach Val Camadra, you can leave your car in the car park before the barrier at Alpe di Fontana San Martino. From here you can ascend either by following the path or more gently by following the road. When you reach Pian Geirètt, continue along the official path that leads to Capanna Scaletta or, alternatively, by the direct route that climbs steeply below the hut. This path is clearly visible and does not present any particular difficulties. Nevertheless, it is to be considered a dangerous path, especially if taken downhill or when the ground is wet, due to the fact that it is very exposed, particularly in the upper half. Two signs, one at the beginning and one at the end, advise against passing through those who are not experts. Reached the Brenno della Greina, climbing up from the normal path, you can see on the left of the blue and white signs detach from the path and enter the rocky area north of the river. This path then enters a very beautiful gorge, which presents rocks of many colors alternating with more grassy stretches. However, there are points where the track becomes very narrow (10 cm) and you have to walk carefully. Those who do not feel like it can always get around the gorge by following the path that leads to Passo della Greina and leaving it, shortly after the 2379 meters altitude, to head north. In both cases we reach the Piano della Greina, where you can see the poles that mark the beginning of the path leading to Fuorcla Sura da Lavaz, north of the river. We follow this track to the north and climb up to just below the nozzle. Here you leave the path and continue along the rocks towards the north-east. You wander over the ledge at an altitude of 2853 meters and then head north until you reach the Piz Valdraus. The last section goes up to N-N-O. At this point the idea was to get on the Piz Gaglianera following the north-west ridge, but since the north side was still covered with snow, I preferred to circumvent the lace and go up from the south. This itinerary does not present particular difficulties apart from the last 20 meters where the slope becomes steeper (T4 +). If you stay on the S-S-E ridge, there are stable but large rocks that require short climbing passages (2nd grade). On the other hand, if you go further towards the west, the rocks decrease but there remains a rather friable detritic slope. On this side there is even, sometimes, a trace that rises. As for the water there are several streams up to the hut, where then there is a fountain. Then there is the Brenno della Greina and higher up there is the stream that connects the second pond with the first. Then there are still some streams in the basin south of the Piz Valdraus, at an altitude of about 2900 meters. There is nothing left from there.

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Val Camadra

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  • Gola del Brenno della Greina
  • Gola del Brenno della Greina
  • Sentiero
  • Piano della Greina
  • Piano della Greina
  • Arco della Greina
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