This is a very special summit because it is the easternmost point of Switzerland and had to be done!
Another beautiful sunny day. I managed the summit in good time, using snowshoes again, they were invaluable. The two previous days I had met not a single person during the hike, today just 2 people at the summit; they had come up a different way from a mountain hut.
Itinerary: start at 8 a.m. at 1500 m above Müstair – Piz Chavalatsch (2763 m) – down on Italian side via Rifair Scharte – customs post between Müstair and Taufers.
Distance: 15,0 km
Time: 6 hours 55 minutes (plus 1 hour 10 minutes for the stops)
Vertical distance: 1280 m uphill; 1530 m downhill
Tomorrow (end of summer time!) we return home for a week of babysitting. If the weather is good early November, I may be able to do another frontier section, otherwise I (and my dear readers) will have to wait until next year!
Night: Chasa Chalavaina, Müstair
1. Piz Chavalatsch summit cross
2. Signs on the cross
3. View of Müstair from summit, 1500 m lower down
4. Frontier stone at Müstair customs post