Piz Borel / Piz Cavradi
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Long tour to the Ticino border with a visit to the Maighelshütte
At the Oberalp Pass, a short descent to Alp Miez awaits us first. Here we assemble the skins and follow the markings to the Maighelshütte, which we leave behind for the time being. It stretches until we can climb to the Maighels glacier at the height of the Piz Alletta. In regular hairpin bends we gain altitude, our destination, the Piz Borel, is right in front of us. We head for the gap on the far left and make ski depot. Now we cross the rocky and partly airy ridge to the summit. At the summit cross, great views await us to the north to the Oberalp Pass and to the south to the peaks of Ticino.
The descent over the snowy glacier is a dream, but unfortunately over much too quickly. And unfortunately the valley floor is so flat that we have to mount the skins again.
We now stop at the Maighelshütte to quench hunger and thirst. Highly recommended is the Café Maighels, a special recipe of the house! The young, motivated hut keeper couple is, if time permits, also for a lively chat.
As the last highlight of the day we climb to the Piz Cavradi where more powder snow slopes await us down to Chamut. From Chamut there is an hourly train in both directions.
Variant: If the wine tasted too good at noon, we can save the Piz Cavradi for another time and drive directly to Tschamut.
Plan 2 day ski tour: 1st day Pazolastock-Maighelshütte, 2nd day Maighelshütte-Piz Borel
The restaurant Rheinquelle in Tschamut is closed (as of Dec. 2022)
For the summit ridge between Piz Ravetsch and Piz Borel, crampons are an advantage
From the Oberalp Pass we descend to Alp Milez and follow the markings of the path to the Maighelshütte. But we always stay in the valley until we branch off at the height of the Piz Alpetta to the Maighelsgletscher. In wide hairpin bends we reach the gap at the foot of Piz Ravetsch. Here we make ski depot. We cross the ridge to the summit and we go back the same way. Descent along the ascent track. The ascent to Piz Cavradi begins just behind the Maighelshütte. We cross the summit in an easterly direction and descend over the northern slopes to Chamut
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