Val Roseg walk, Corvatsch Murtel

Val Roseg

Eastern Swiss Alps

Route: Corvatsch Murtel and Val Roseg

Area: Eastern Swiss Alps

Date of walk: 14th September 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 15.0 miles

Weather: sunny

For the second time this year we were staying at the wonderful Hotel Albris in Pontresina, which we’d highly recommend to anyone interested in following these walks. It was a glorious day and full of anticipation we took the bus from outside the hotel to Surlej and then took the cable car to Corvatsch Middle Station. This would be the start of the walk, but first we took another cable car to the top station (10,840 feet above sea level) to admire the incredible views

We returned to the middle station on Corvatsch Murtel to start the walk at 8,865 feet. The mountain scenery was awesome and we felt privileged to be up here on such a day

After a late lunch at the Coaz Hut, perched on a rocky platform, looking down the long valley of Val Roseg, we started the descent down into the valley. The going was quite steep and rocky and we were glad to reach the glacial lake Lej dal Vadret, where the terrain became easier. We still had several miles left to walk along the valley back into Pontresina and didn’t arrive back until 7.30pm

It was a long walk but one that we will never forget – a real red letter day

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