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Piz d'Emmat Dadaint (2928 m)

Published by Roald , 30 June 2018, 20h08.

Region: World » Switzerland » Grisons » Oberhalbstein
Date of the hike:30 June 2018
Hiking grading: T5- - Challenging High-level Alpine hike
Climbing grading: I (UIAA Grading System)
Geo-Tags: CH-GR 
Time: 7:00
Height gain: 900 m 2952 ft.
Height loss: 900 m 2952 ft.
Route:See waypoints and (partial) GPS track (11 km)
Access to start point:By car to the Julier pass road. Parking at P.2081 (parking available for 2-3 cars).

Start of the hike shortly before 8:00 in the morning. The weather was perfect with bright blue skies. I followed the wrw marked trail from P.2081 at the Julier pass road past Leg Grevasalvas, and all the way up to Fuorcla Grevasalvas. Meanwhile some clouds had moved in, so it was not always bright sunshine anymore.

From there, I headed directly up the Piz d'Emmat Dadaint east ridge. The start may look difficult, but it isn't really very difficult. Later it gets more tricky, and after 300 m distance I could not proceed on the ridge. I did not see a way how I could get over or around the last rock towers on the ridge. Too difficult and even many of the bigger rocks didn't seem to be very stable. Instead I descended on the south side, and hiked up the south flank to get back up to the ridge after passing the rock towers. Overall I would rate this adventure on the ridge T5-/I.

About 200-300 m distance before I reached the summit, the GPS tracking app stopped working, so I don't have a complete GPS track for this tour. At the summit, there is a big cairn, but I didn't find any summit book. Maybe it was hidden too well? I proceeded to the highest point over the short but exposed ridge, and back again (T5-/I). Then I enjoyed my lunch just below the summit with a great view to the south and down to the lake Lej da Segl/Silsersee.

For the descent, I tried to surf/slide down on remaining snowfields in the east flank. Even if there is not that much snow left anymore, I probably stayed on snowfields for 2/3 of the distance down to the marked trail.

On the way back I had close encounters with a marmot, a frog, and even a snake.

- Gaiters (not used, but I got a little bit of snow into my boots, so I should have used them)
- Hiking sticks
- Ice axe (not used)

Hike partners: Roald

Click to draw, click on the last point to end drawing

 40680.gpx (the track covers the ascent until 200 m before the summit, then the GPS tracker stopped working)


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