Piz Cavradi

Route Information

Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

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Description

We hike up to the asphalt road that leads to the Curnera reservoir. The dam was built in 1966 and now belongs to the Axpo Group. From the road you can still see the terraces where the barracks stood during construction. In 2014 the dam was briefly seen in the film "Edge of Tomorrow", in which it was used as a supposed hiding place for aliens. The rocky slopes on the other side of the valley are the El Dorado of local prospectors. Don't be alarmed, blasting takes place every now and then on weekdays.

Before the lake we turn onto a hiking trail that first takes us steeply up and then steeply down into the Val Platta. We leave the Maighelshütte to the left for now and continue climbing towards the summit where the trail disappears in the upper section and we follow the red and white markings on the boulders. They lead us safely to the summit of Piz Cavradi. The view is simply wonderful! We descend the same way to the Maighelshütte and stop for a coffee. Afterwards we take the road down the valley until we can turn off onto a hiking trail to Tschamut.

Short version: From the Oberalp Pass, take the direct route to the Maighelshütte and onto Piz Cavradi. The same route back.

We hike up to the asphalt road that leads to the Curnera reservoir. The dam was built in 1966 and now belongs to the Axpo Group. From the road you can still see the terraces where the barracks stood during construction. In 2014 the dam was briefly seen in the film "Edge of Tomorrow", in which it was used as a supposed hiding place for aliens. The rocky slopes on the other side of the valley are the El Dorado of local prospectors. Don't be alarmed, blasting takes place every now and then on weekdays.

Before the lake we turn onto a hiking trail that first takes us steeply up and then steeply down into the Val Platta. We leave the Maighelshütte to the left for now and continue climbing towards the summit where the trail disappears in the upper section and we follow the red and white markings on the boulders. They lead us safely to the summit of Piz Cavradi. The view is simply wonderful! We descend the same way to the Maighelshütte and stop for a coffee. Afterwards we take the road down the valley until we can turn off onto a hiking trail to Tschamut.

Short version: From the Oberalp Pass, take the direct route to the Maighelshütte and onto Piz Cavradi. The same route back.

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