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From Alp Flix (Normal route) Piz d'Agnel 3204 m

  • Difficulty
    T4
  • Ascent
    3–4 h, 1250 m
  • Descent
    2–3 h, 1250 m

Beautiful like an angel

Alp Flix with its overwhelming diversity of plant life is a hiking destination in its own right. For those who not only want to enjoy the beauty of the high moor landscape, but wish to climb an attractive mountain, Piz d’Agnel is their first choice. The ascent is demanding, but exciting and rewarded by a splendid panorama.

Route description

Alp Flix - Lai Blo

From the Piz Platta mountain hostel follow the creek fairly steeply up to a beautiful pasture. Past Malpass (P. 2504) ascend to the pretty mountain lake Lai Blo.

Lai Blo - Fuorcla da Flix - Piz d'Agnel

From Lai Blo hike up the talus on a well visible path to reach the saddle east of P. 2739 on the south-west ridge of Piz d’Agnel. From the saddle ascend steeply, but without scrambling, on the ridge to the steep talus below the summit. Either directly or making the short detour via Fuorcla da Flix you reach the summit.

Descent

On the ascent

Variant: ascent from and descent to Julier Hospiz via Fuorcla d'Agnel

Descent: back to Fuorcla da Flix. Descend eastward (faint path) and traverse as high as possible (caution: névé) below Piz d’Agnel to reach Fuorcla d’Agnel. From there follow the well-marked mountain hiking trail to Julier Hospiz (bus stop). T4, 1350 m (ascent), 1150 m (descent), 6–7 h.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Alp Flix,Tigias (1975 m)

Busbetrieb nur im Sommerhalbjahr.

Time

Alp da Flix - P. 2741 - Piz d’Agnel: 3–4 h

Piz d’Agnel - P. 2741 - Alp da Flix: 2–3 h

Difficulty / Material

The grade of difficulty is for the passages below Fuorcla d'Agnel and the ascent on the ridge (steep schrofen, exposed talus). The rest is T3+.

Waypoints

Julier, La Veduta (2237 m)

End-point of the variant

Neighbor summit

Tschima da Flix (3316 m)

This summit with an equally splendid view as Piz d’Agnel can be added with reasonable effort, starting from Fuorcla da Flix. T3, 1½ h, 250 metres of vertical height.

Authors

Fabian Lippuner

David Coulin

David Coulin works as a communications manager, photojournalist and author. In addition, he provides mountain experiences throughout Switzerland and has published several alpine hiking and snowshoeing guides through the SAC.

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