Summer Travel: Diavolezza Climb in Switzerland
August 25, 2012
Back in June I was in beautiful St. Moritz, Switzerland. I am still dreaming about all of the fun and unique experiences I had there. From 5 star hotels, to the most amazing food to active adventures. I did it all and I need to go back and visit asap! The folks at the St. Moritz tourism board had lots of fun planned for me. One of the first questions they asked when getting to know my interests was “Are you scared of heights?” Thankfully I am not. That is what got me to the Diavolezza. On a trip to Piz Trovat ~ via ferrata (a fixed rope climb.)
This hike had amazing views of glaciers, the Alps and the Diavolezza ski resort. It beckons in summer and winter.
Here is my fearless leader Berni Hauser.
We had so much fun together. He had many fun life stories to share as we clipped and climbed up the via ferrata.
Our route started at 2,850 meters. We climbed 2 hours up to the Piz Trovat at 3,146 meters. We even crossed a teeny tiny bridge that was suspended over a huge crevasse. Looking forward and not down was the bet way to handle that. The views from the top are spectacular. We could see the Bernina Massif. And it is massive!
I am sure if Berni was reading this right now he could point out each and every mountain peak to you. All I can tell you is that the views were 365 degrees breathtaking!
Or have Berni guide you…
The Diavolezza mountain region is a popular ski destination in the winter. It is located close to the beautiful town Pontresina. “La Diavolezza” translates to The beautiful she-devil. You can read about the myth and folklore of this mountain fairy on Wikipedia. Truly unbelievable terrain! I must ski it someday.
It was the perfect bluebird sunny day, with some breezy winds and lots of leftover snow.
Have you eve done anything like this? Oh you must!
More Swiss Posts on MarlaMeridith.com
- Berghaus Diavolezza
- Diavolezza Wikipedia
- Engadin Mountains Facebook
- Engadin St. Moritz Tourism
- My Switzerland
- Piz Trovat Via Ferrata