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5-lakes hike plus Pizol peak (2844 m)

Published by Roald Pro , 3 January 2016, 16h02.

Region: World » Switzerland » St.Gallen
Date of the hike:15 August 2012
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Geo-Tags: CH-SG 
Time: 7:00
Height gain: 1300 m 4264 ft.
Height loss: 700 m 2296 ft.
Route:Gaffia - Baschalvasee - Schwarzsee - Schottensee - Wildsee - Pizol glacier - Pizolsattel - Pizol - Pizolsattel - Pizol glacier - Wildsee - Wildseeluggen - Pizolhütte
Access to start point:By cable car and chair lift to Gaffia.
Access to end point:By chair lifts and cable car down from Pizolhütte.

5-lakes hike plus Pizol peak (2844 m)

The 5 lakes hike (5-Seen Wanderung) in the Pizol area is well known, so I will not describe it in more detail. Usually people may start at the Pizol lodge and walk from the Wildsee lake down. However, I started at Gaffia, and went from the Baschalvasee lake upwards. After reaching Wildsee, I made a "detour" to the summit of Pizol as well. The white-blue trail to from Wildseeluggen to Pizol had just been relocated in such a way that crossing the glacier was not necessary.

The most difficult part of the ascent is shortly before reaching the summit of Pizol, but the exposed sections are nicely secured with chains (T4).

After the descent from Pizol summit, I hike down to Wildsee, and then to the Pizol lodge. From there I took the chair lift and cable cars back down to the valley.

Hike partners: Roald


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