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Piz Ursera, Aussichtsgipfel vor den Berninagrößen

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  • Hüttenanstieg auf der Straße
    / Hüttenanstieg auf der Straße
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  • / Salina
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  • / Saoseohütte in Sicht
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  • / Auf dem Weg zum Piz Usera, noch vor Camp
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  • / Corn da Camp gegenüber
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  • / Sicht zu den Berninagrößen, unten die Bernina-Passstraße
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  • / Piz Bernina, mit Tele aufgenommen
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  • / Gipfel des Piz Ursera
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  • / steiler Gipfelaufschwung
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  • / schöner Stapfschnee, geht deshalb ohne Sicherung
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  • / Der DAV Waging vor der Berninakulisse
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  • / Gipfelhang, unten das Val Poschiavo
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  • / Traumschnee im Val Mera
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  • / Camp
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  • / Rif. Saoseo
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  • / Unsere Bleibe für 4 Tage, sehr zu empfehlen!
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  • / Ein schöner Abschluß
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m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Piz Ursera Rif. Saoseo
Open
moderate
Distance 16.8 km
5:30 h
1,450 m
1,100 m
3,030 m
1,625 m
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Author
Alois Herzig
Update: January 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Piz Usera, 3,030 m
Lowest point
PP Sfazu, 1,625 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Tips and hints

Start

Rifugio Saoseo CAS (1,627 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'803'050E 1'141'080N
DD
46.390336, 10.078860
DMS
46°23'25.2"N 10°04'43.9"E
UTM
32T 582949 5137983
w3w 
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Destination

Piz Ursera

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'803'050E 1'141'080N
DD
46.390336, 10.078860
DMS
46°23'25.2"N 10°04'43.9"E
UTM
32T 582949 5137983
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Alois Herzig
February 10, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Status
Open
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,450 m
Descent
1,100 m
Highest point
3,030 m
Lowest point
1,625 m
Refreshment stops available Summit route suitable for snowboards Forest roads Linear route Clear area
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Afternoon

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