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Along the Morteratsch Glacier to Boval Alpine Hostel

Morteratsch Station - Chamanna Boval SAC - Morteratsch Station

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Along the Morteratsch Glacier to Boval Alpine Hostel

Morteratsch Station - Chamanna Boval SAC - Morteratsch Station

Published on 19.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 02.09.2013

If you are vacationing in the St.Moritz or Pontresina areas of Graubünden and would like a hiking challenge that doesn’t require you to be a rock climber, this fairly simple (though not necessarily easy) hike parallel to the Morteratsch Glacier allows you to experience the might and majesty of nature just below the stately Bernina Massif.

The route starts at the Morteratsch train station (Request Stop if you are coming by train) and follows the glacier moraine in a steady ascent with a continual view into the valley and on top of the glacier, as well as views of the Pers Glacier which flows onto the Morteratsch Glacier from the East. The summits of Piz Bernina and Piz Palü are always in your sights. A steeper and more difficult section of rocks with high steps and cable rails for support starts about 30 minutes before the destination of the Swiss Alpine Club’s Chamanna Boval where you can get refreshments and enjoy the stunning views before returning along the same trail.

For a bit of variety, about ¾ of the way back a side trail descends into the valley from where you could double back to the base of the Glacier’s tongue (30 mins.), or return to the station along the valley bottom (15 mins.). Along the way are information boards showing the shrinking progress of the glacier over the years. (The glacier has retreated 2 km in the past 120 years, that’s an average of about 16 m per year).

 

 

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Published on 19.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 02.09.2013

Route Details 

Region
Graubünden
Time Required
3 hours 45 minutes
Distance
11 km
Ascent
630 m
Descent
630 m
Season Start / Season End
July - September
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Morteratsch Glacier, Pers Glacier, Bernina Group
Starting Point
Morteratsch Station
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Morteratsch Station
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Morteratsch Station, Chamanna Boval SAC
Things to Note
If coming by train, Morteratsch is a request stop, so make sure to press the Stop Button. Also, secure footing is required for the difficult final section.
Adresses and Links
travelguide.all-about-switzerland.info/morteratsch-glacier-retreat-globalwarming.html
www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/to-the-morteratsch-glacier.html

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