Piz Senga From Elm Tschinglen via Segnespass and the Southwest flank | Alpinism | Piz Segnas | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Piz Senga From Elm Tschinglen via Segnespass and the Southwest flank (Normal route) Piz Segnas 3099 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, I
  • Ascent
    4:30–5:30 h, 1500 m
  • Descent
    3–5 h, 1500 m

Varied, easy alpine tour. The Chinglen- and Segnespass huts are two options for dividing the tour into two days.

Route description

Variant: Elm - Tschinglen without the cable car

From Elm Geeren follow the marked footpath along the imposing Tschinglen gorge to Niederenalp at 1480 m. Top station of the cable car.

Niederenalp - Segnespass

From the Niederenalp follow the marked footpath, through sometimes quite steep terrain up to Segnespass.

Segnespass - Piz Segnas

From Segnespass (if ascending from Flims you do not cross the pass) contour along below the west ridge, then continue northeast up the broad slope. At the upper rock band, depending on the snow conditions, you can either climb the projecting rubble covered slabs directly, or bear right to the snowy groove beside it to gain the saddle between Piz Segnas and its southern summit (P. 3010). Follow the ridge easily to the top.

Descent

Follow the route of ascent.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Nideren / Tschinglen, Bergstation (1481 m)

Übernachtungsmöglichkeit in der Tschinglenhütte, 18 Plätze. Weitere Informationen unter www.tschinglen-wirtschaft.ch oder Tel. +41 79 655 28 64; +41 79 693 75 18.

Informationen zur Seilbahn Elm – Nideren: www.tschinglenbahn.ch

Time

From Elm Geeren (without cable car) head to Niederenalp, also known by the locals as "Chinglen". 1 hour longer than with the cable car (+ 450 Hm).

From Segnespass to Piz Segnas the ascent time is about 1¼ hours.

Waypoints

Geeren (Elm) (1037 m)

Start point (without cable car)

Pass dil Segnas / Segnespass (2625 m)

On the Segnespass is a hut with 12 places (http://www.segnespass.ch, Telefon: 079 704 05 94).

History

G. Sand-Frank with Bergführer Heinrich Elmer on 23. Juli 1861

Author

Hansueli Rhyner

Hansueli Rhyner ist Bergführer und Skilehrer und seit 2011 SAC-Autor. Er arbeitet am WSL-Institut für Schnee und Lawinenforschung SLF als Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Industrieprojekte und Schneesport und ist zudem Gutachter bei Bergunfällen und Mitglied des Kern-Ausbildungsteams Lawinenprävention KAT.

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