5-day Hike & Climb Adventure in Engadin
Discover the beauty of Engadin with this 5-day hike & climb trip from Maloja to Bregaglia. We will stay in mountain huts and alternate hiking days and climbing days, as both huts have Klettergarten next to them.
This trip is led by Eliot Hennion, International Mountain Guide.
Details (Hike & Climb in Engadin)
Meet in Maloja at 11:00. Hike from Maloja to Fornohütte. We will stop for lunch (and maybe a dip) at Lägh da Cavloc, a stunning mountain lake with transparent waters. Further on, continuing on the panorama route through the wild Forno Valley, we will reach the glacier forefield via scree fields. After a steep ascent over the moraine, we will reach the Fornohütte on the path high above the valley and over rocks and boulders. Dinner and night at Fornohütte, located directly on the Forno glacier.
Technical information: 13km, 1000m ascent
After breakfast, we will walk to the Klettergarten next to the hut and spend the day improving our rock climbing technique at 2500m above sea level. Dinner and night at Fornohütte.
Here is the link to the climbing guide: https://www.fornohuette.ch/activities/climb-garden#/activities/climb-garden
Over rocks, blocks, and scree from one glacier valley to another glacier valley: from Fornohütte to Capanna da l’Albigna via Pass da Casnil Sud at 2941m above sea level. This is an alpine hike/scramble which requires you to use your hands a lot! Dinner and night at Capanna da l’Albigna.
Technical information: T5, 10km, 750m ascent
After breakfast, we will walk to the Klettergarten next to the hut and spend another day improving our rock climbing technique and enjoying breathtaking glacier and lake views. Dinner and night at Capanna da l’Albigna.
Here is the link to the climbing guide: https://albigna.ch/klettergarten/
After our last breakfast, we will either hike down from Capanna da l’Albigna to Bregaglia, or take the cable car down. We will take a bus from Bregaglia to Maloja around lunchtime to be back in Maloja early enough for everyone to make their way back home before the end of the day.
To participate in this Hike & Climb adventure in Engadin, you need to be a very good hiker. You have to be used to long day hikes with 1000+ meters of elevation. It is necessary to be sure-footed and free from vertigo. Some previous climbing experience is also preferred.
How to get there?
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following transportation.
- Zurich HB 07:07 – 10:52 Maloja (via Landquart and St Moritz)
- Bregaglia – Maloja by bus, and Maloja 14:11 – 17:53 Zurich HB (via St Moritz and Landquart)
The price of the event is CHF 900.
What does the price include?
- 5 days with an International Mountain Guide, including 1 day hiking up to Fornohütte SAC, 2 days rock climbing, and 1 day hiking from Fornohütte to Capanna da l’Albigna (T5)
- 2 nights of accommodation at Fornohütte, with half pension
- 2 nights of accommodation at Capanna da l’Albigna, with half pension
- Climbing equipment: ropes, quickdraws, carabiners, etc.
What does the price NOT include?
- Transport to Maloja and from Bregaglia
- Cable car to Bregaglia
- 40-50L backpack (try not to fill it, so we can share the climbing equipment) with backpack cover
- Hiking boots
- Hiking poles
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof overtrousers
- Down jacket
- Quick-dry t-shirts
- Hiking trousers/shorts
- Sun cream
- Warm hat
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing helmet
- Harness and belay device (can be rented out for an additional CHF 20)
- Packed lunches (can be bought at the huts)
Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 21 June 2021.
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood, and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions in the “What we’re about” section of our Meetup group.