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S-charl – Piz Amalia (return)

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    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Blick in Richtung God da Tamangur und Alp Astras
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Der Piz Amalia bei Sonnenaufgang.
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Bei der Alp Praditschöl beginnt die Wanderung
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Varied and panoramic mountain hike to Piz Amalia (2,918 m.a.s.l.).
difficult
18.2 km
7:45 h
1,115 m
1,115 m
From the post bus stop S-charl approx. 3 km/320 meters altitude difference on a gravel road along the stream Clemgia to the alp Praditschöl. On the left the forest God Tablasot and on the right the God Schombrina. In Plan d'Immez the valley becomes more open. At the turnoff to Alp Praditschöl (information board Piz Amalia) in the direction of the alp and then left up the grassy slope. Geographically always to the right of the stream. Individual tracks/cattle trails are present. The ascent to the Piz is almost 4 km long, overcoming 884 meters in altitude. View towards the mountain, first keeping right on the wide ridge between Piz Mezdi and Piz Amalia up to the vegetation border (2'400 - 2'500 m). Then keep left and ascend to the saddle at the end of the valley between Piz Mezdi and Piz Amalia. Scree to gravel, in early summer snow fields. From the saddle (ca. 2'750) via the north ridge to the summit. No particular difficulties, trail tracks available. Worthwhile panoramic view from the Silvretta group over Piz Sesvenna to Val Müstair and Ortler. Return on the same path to Alp Praditschöl and to S-charl. Depending on your preference, choose a gentler or more direct descent route.

 

Note on the tour: Attention, from Alp Praditschöl there are no more signposts.

 

Alternative: Take the detour via Alp Astras (mountain inn) and back through the God da Tamangur, Europe's highest stone pine forest, to Plan d'Immez. At point 1'994 change to the left side of the river and follow the path to S-charl.

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Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Updated: December 23, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,918 m
Lowest point
1,808 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be mandatory before the tour start. This hike requires Alpine experience, orientation skills in pathless terrain, hiking boots and hiking equipment.

Emergency call:

144 emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips, hints and links

scuol-zernez.com

Start

PostBus stop S-charl (1,808 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'821'365E 1'177'891N
DD
46.715450, 10.334467
DMS
46°42'55.6"N 10°20'04.1"E
UTM
32T 601990 5174408
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Destination

PostBus stop S-charl

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in S-charl and follow the Clemgia stream for about 3km until Plan d'Immez and Alp Praditschöl. At the fork towards the alp, climb the grassy slope on the left (to the right of the stream)Follow the tracksView towards the mountain, first turn right on the wide ridge until you reach the vegetation border.Then keep to the left and climb up to the saddle at the end of the valleyFrom the saddle take the north ridge to the summitReturn the same as the way there

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • With the PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to the station Scuol-Tarasp
  • Continue by PostBus with hourly connection to the PostBus stop S-charl

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela pass to Scuol. The summer village S-charl can be reached from Scuol in about 25 minutes.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Scuol and then also turn into the side valley Val S-charl.
  • Due to the partly narrow road conditions we recommend the journey from Scuol to S-charl

Parking

  • Public parking in Scuol (for a fee) and San Jon (free of charge) as well as in S-charl (for a fee, 1 day approx. CHF 5.-)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'821'365E 1'177'891N
DD
46.715450, 10.334467
DMS
46°42'55.6"N 10°20'04.1"E
UTM
32T 601990 5174408
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 "Tarasp" Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30249-2 or according to area
  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 "National Park" Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30459-5

Author’s map recommendations

  • Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Numéro : 978-3-302-01199-8 - S-charl 1219 : ISBN-Numéro : 978-3-302-01219-3

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit, food.

Carry Swisstopo map 25'000 (S-charl) and good orientation required.


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Wim Tanis
September 13, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
7:45 h
Ascent
1,115 m
Descent
1,115 m
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