Die Margna

Difficult
7.7 km
4:30 h
1367 mhd
0 mhd
Lej da Segl
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The Piz da la Margna is located above the first large lake of the Engadine, the Silsersee / Lei da Segl, whose shores reach the settlement of Maloja. It is a massive mountain; from its height you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Engadine lakes.
Technique 5/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  3158 m
Lowest Point  1797 m
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Start
Maloja
Destination
Maloja
Coordinates
46.406759, 9.703768

Details

Description

The route first leads along the lakeshore in the enchanting Engadine landscape, then turns into the lower part of the Val Fedoz and climbs up the slope to the summit. The last part leads over a rocky ridge and presents elementary mountaineering difficulties.

Sicherheitshinweis

Difficulty: EW / The main difficulties are encountered on the rocky ridge at the end, especially when climbing a gully in the form of a chimney (alpinist difficulty level II); in special conditions you can use a rope and a pimple for the snowy summit section. The rest of the route runs mostly on tracks. Marking red-white, not present in the last piece; various signposts at the beginning and at some intersections.

Directions

From the Maloja Pass in the direction of St. Moritz on the lakeshore, you turn into a road that leads along the shore. You can drive by car to a place where the driving ban begins. This point can be reached from Maloja on foot directly via the path that leads to the houses of Creista and then flows into the road on the lakeshore. Follow the road to the beautiful village of Isola. Before you are completely in the village, turn right at a junction into a long, ascending slope to the beginning of val Fedoz. The road ends at the alpine huts of Cà d'Starnam (2024 m); beyond this you follow a path that rises diagonally along the valley flank. Once on the highest slopes, turn right, take a direct course towards a depression between the ridges of Piz Margna, and ascend along them. Hold to the right side of the depression, which points to a wide saddle in the ridge. From here you follow the rock ridge with some slight deviations to the left (east) - especially when overcoming the short rocky gully. The last stretch before the summit sometimes represents a ridge of snow, which can be avoided by holding on to the rocks to the left. Back you come down via the same route.

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