Piz Kech - Chamanna Es-cha - ski tour - Skitour.Guru

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Piz Kech - Chamanna Es-cha, 3417 m

  • Length of ascent4 km
  • ascent870 m
  • duration5-6,5 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
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 Source: SAC-CAS.ch, swisstopo.ch

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Piz Kech - Chamanna Es-cha Albula Alpen Switzerland panorama 27

 Sliding Panorama: Panorama from Piz Kesch towards Grialetsch

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 Sliding Panorama: Peak of Piz Kesch 360

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 Sliding Panorama: View from skidepot under Piz Kesch of Glacier Poschabella

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  • Source: SAC-CAS.ch, swisstopo.ch

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Piz Kesch is a well-known mountain in the Albula Alps region, Piz Kesch clearly falls on the surrounding mountains. The highest peak on the Haute Route Graubünden. First you have to climb to the saddle of the Porta d'Escha and then lightly along the glacier to the ski depot. You go on / climb with an ice axe and crampons. The exposed terrain in places, the difficulty depends on the current snow conditions. Rope protection is usually not necessary. A perfect panoramic view from above.

Ski tour map on Piz Kech - Chamanna Es-cha

  • 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.

Planning of ski tour

Fitness difficulty
Technical difficulty
best time for this tour
March-April
Glacier
Yes
Map
1237 Albulapass, Swisstopo 1:25000 S258 Bergün-Bravuogn, Swisstopo 1:50000
Guides
Graubünden Süd / SAC-CAS.ch, deutsch Die klassischen Skitouren / SAC-CAS.ch, deutsch Les classiques de randonnée à ski / SAC-CAS.ch, francais
find current conditions and experiences on the spot
gipfelbuch.ch

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
4-5 h1 - 1,5 h
Ascent (height difference)
870 m
Lenght of ascent
4 km
Descent (height difference)
845 m
Total Lenght of tour
8 km
Total time of the tour
5-6,5 h
Elevation Range
2593 - 3417 m
Principal Aspect
S, E
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east

Download

GPX (track only)
Piz-Kesch_ Chmn-Escha_TRK.gpx
best for display on a detailed topographical map (mapy.cz) or in apps for smartphones (Locus, Garmin Connect, etc.)
GPX (waipoints, track)
Piz-Kesch_Escha-Hut_skitour.gpx
great for uploading in GPS device
KML (with POI)
Piz-Kesch_3418_EschaHut_skitour.kml
for viewing in the Google Earth 3D map application, which you can install on your PC

Video of tour on Piz Kech - Chamanna Es-cha

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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