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Piz Palü, 3882 m

  • Length of ascent6,5 km
  • ascent1180 m
  • duration6,5-8,5 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
Piz Palü Bernina Switzerland panorama 01

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 Sliding Panorama: Panorama Bernina Alps from Berghaus Diavolezza

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The Piz Palü with its characteristic three pillars is probably the most popular "not 4000" in the Alps. The exit from the Berghaus Diavolezza is ideal, it is also possible from the Bovalhütte. The key point for the ascent and descent is the passage of the Labyrinth between the Seraks. Continue over a relatively steep glacier to the ski depot. Then ascent with ice axe and crampons along the exposed summit ridge. The usual goal of ski mountaineers is the eastern summit - 3882 m.

Ski tour map on Piz Palü

  • bivakovací nouzová chata
  • cepín a mačky potřeba
  • exponovaný, obtížný terén
  • horská chata
  • hôtel, penzion
  • lanovka, vlek
  • lavinové nebezpečí, svah > 30°
  • ledovcové trhliny
  • lehká túra
  • mimořádně obtížná túra
  • mírně obtížná túra
  • obtížná túra
  • parkoviště
  • přístup k chatě
  • restaurace
  • sedlo
  • sjezd
  • skidepo
  • vrchol
  • výstup
  • začátek ledovce
  • bivouac, winter room
  • crampons & ice axe necessary
  • exposed, difficulty terrain
  • mountain hut, refuge
  • hotel, pension
  • cableway, skilift
  • avalanche danger, slope > 30°
  • glacier cracks
  • little difficult tour
  • extremely difficult tour
  • rather difficult tour
  • difficult tour
  • parking
  • hut acces
  • restaurant
  • col, pass, saddle
  • descent
  • skidepot
  • peak, summit
  • ascent
  • glacier beginning
  • biwak, winterraum
  • steigeisen & pickel erforderlich
  • ausgesetzt, schwierige gelände
  • berghütte
  • hotel, pension
  • seilbahn, skilift
  • lawinengefahr, hangneigung > 30°
  • gletscherspalten
  • wenig schwierige tour
  • äusserst schwierige tour
  • ziemlich schwierige tour
  • schwierige tour
  • parkplatz
  • zugang zur hütte
  • restaurant
  • sattel, joch, pass
  • abfahrt
  • skidepot
  • gipfel
  • aufsieg
  • gletscher anfang
  • bivacco, locale invernale
  • ramponi & piccozza necessari
  • esposto, terreno difficolt?
  • rifugio, capanna
  • alberghi, pensione
  • funivia, seggiovia
  • pericolo di valanghe, pendenza > 30°
  • crepe glacier
  • tour piccolo difficile
  • tour estremamente difficile
  • tour piuttosto difficile
  • escursioni difficili
  • parcheggio
  • accesso capanna
  • ristorante
  • col, sella, passo, forcella
  • discesa
  • sci deposito
  • picco, vertice, piz
  • salita
  • inizio ghiacciaio
  • bivouac, local d'hiver
  • crampons & piolet nécessaire
  • exposée, difficulté du terrain
  • cabane de montagne, refuge
  • hôtel, pension
  • téléphérique, téléski
  • danger d'avalanche, pente > 30°
  • crevasse du glacier
  • peu difficile tour
  • extr?mement difficile tournée
  • assez difficile tour
  • difficile tournée
  • parking
  • acces cabane
  • restaurant
  • col, selle
  • descente
  • skis dépôt
  • pic, sommet
  • ascension
  • début glacier
  • < 20°
  • 20° - 25°
  • 25° - 30°
  • 30° - 35°
  • 35° - 40°
  • > 40°
The height profile indicates the slope of the hill. If you mouse over the curve, you will see the slope for this concrete position on the hill, which is also represented by a red drop on the map. The vertical color zones under the curve (see explanations above the profile) inform the slope which has impact on avalanche danger.

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
5-6,5 h1,5-2 h
Ascent (height difference)
1180 m
Lenght of ascent
6,5 km
Descent (height difference)
1180 m
Total Lenght of tour
13 km
Total time of the tour
6,5-8,5 h
Elevation Range
2750 - 3882 m
Principal Aspect
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east


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KML (with POI)
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Important warning: The information and data provided on Skitour.Guru has been compiled with great care. The use of all information is at your own risk. Personal experience and knowledge of a current state of slope are very important in addition to generally useful informations for the risk assessment. Itineraries of ski tours may vary from the ones mentioned above depending on the current snow conditions or terrain changes (eg glacier). Careful planning and assessment of the avalanche danger for specific slopes before each ski tour is crucial. The pictograms in the tour map mark the usual key points. In general, GPS device is a helpful friend, but in the end, it is always the person, who decides over the route line in the terrain. The height profile shows us the slope. The cited duration data are indicated, rather intended for slower ski tourers and include the movement time without pauses.

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