Schesaplana circular tour
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Via the Schweizerweg directly to the highest peak of the Rätikon. The 2965m high Schesaplana offers a breathtaking panorama over Swiss and Austrian peaks.
Seemingly insurmountable, the rock bar rises above the Schesaplana hut. But the Schweizerweg leads safely and directly to the summit. First we go over steep lawns up to the rock band, where the white-blue markings show the way through the Schrofenstufen. Some chains and a small ladder provide additional support in the key point (T4), but sure-footedness is a must. The Steimandli (Steinmänner) mark the route eastwards through the large debris field. From the Schesaplana saddle it now goes steeply northwards up the last altitude difference to the summit - the view is worth the effort. Back in the saddle you cross the national border. Over rock bands and rugged terrain, the path runs eastwards to Gamslugge. After a last look at the Lünersee, it goes steeply, secured with some chains down into the Vals Valley. Along the Prättigauer Höhenweg you quickly get back to the Schesaplanahütte. Here you can review the tour with coffee and fine cake and enjoy the magnificent panorama.
It is recommended to plan this route as a 2-day tour - the day before comfortably to the Schesaplanahütte. So you start rested and freshly strengthened in the alpine hike.
If you like it fast, you can whizz back to Seewis with the scooter.
The trail is classified as T4 (alpine hiking) according to hiking scale SAC. If selected: white-blue-white.
Path / terrain: Path not visible everywhere, route partly pathless, in certain places it needs the hands to move forward. Terrain already quite exposed, delicate grass heaps, Schrofen, simple apere glaciers.
Requirement: Familiarity with exposed terrain, sturdy shoes. Some terrain assessment and good orientation. Alpine experience.
Sturdy mountain boots, mountain hiking clothing adapted to the season. An up-to-date hiking map in your backpack is just as advisable as sun, rain and heat protection, water bottle and tour provisions. Touring poles increase sure-footedness and relieve the joints. Always with you in case of emergency: first aid kit, rescue blanket, mobile phone. In addition, compass and altimeter may be recommended.
Schesaplanahütte - via Schweizerweg - Schesaplanasattel - Schesaplana - Schesaplanasattel - Gamsluggen - via Vals-Tal - Schesaplanahütte
Take the Bahn to Landquart or Grüsch and then continue by post bus to Seewis. Get off at the stop Seewis Dorf, Bühelstrasse. Access to the Schesaplanahütte via the stage 4 of the Prättigauhöhenweg.
Take the A13 motorway to Landquart, continue on the national road N28 towards Davos / Veraina. After the Chlus tunnel, leave the national road in the direction of Fanas / Seewis. Follow the road to the village of Seewis. Access to the Schesaplanahütte via the stage 4 of the Prättigauhöhenweg.
Paid parking in the Leschga multi-storey car park or at the Flensa ski lift.
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