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Pizol summit tour

Mountain Hike · Ferienregion Heidiland
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    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aussicht vom Pizol
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  • / Wegweiser Pizolsattel
    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aussicht vom Pizol
    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Wildsee
    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Pizolsattel
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  • / Aussicht vom Pizol
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  • / Weg zum Pizolgipfel
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The Pizol peak rises majestically to 2,844 m above sea level. The alpine route leads past the famous Wildsee lake, along the remains of the Pizol glacier up to the summit.
difficult
Distance 9.3 km
4:30 h
632 m
632 m
An alpine route leads to the Pizol summit at 2844m. For safety reasons, this route was moved from the Pizol glacier into the rocks and is marked blue and white. Steel ropes are also used as handrails in places exposed to rockfall.

You reach the marked path with the gondola and chair lifts Wangs - Furt - Gaffia up to the Pizolhütte. The ascent to the Wildseelücke begins there. Once in the gap you enjoy a magnificent view of the Wildsee, the Pizol summit and the Grauen Hörner. Along the Wildsee you go up towards Pizolsattel and then to the summit.

The Pizol is a massive block peak with two summit points separated by a small saddle. The higher south summit carries a small summit cross with a summit book, the slightly lower north summit a small stone man. The first documented ascent was made on 15 August 1864 by Emil Frey-Gessner.

Author’s recommendation

The neighbouring lavinahorns are just as beautiful and exciting as the Pizol summit. The twelve horns stand between Pizol and Hochwart, are wild and very lonely in contrast to the Pizol.
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Claudia Kohli
Update: May 28, 2021
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Highest point
2,839 m
Lowest point
2,213 m
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Rest Stop

Bergrestaurant Pizolhütte
Berghotel Gaffia

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Start

Pizol hut, Wangs (2,218 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'750'502E 1'204'968N
DD
46.978711, 9.416877
DMS
46°58'43.4"N 9°25'00.8"E
UTM
32T 531705 5202882
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Destination

Pizol hut, Wangs

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Sargans, then by bus to the bus stop Wangs, Pizolbahnen. Take the cable car and chair lifts to the Pizolhütte.

Getting there

Highway exit Sargans, then follow the main road to Wangs. Take the cable car and chair lifts to the Pizolhütte.

Parking

Public parking available at the Pizolbahnen (free of charge).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'502E 1'204'968N
DD
46.978711, 9.416877
DMS
46°58'43.4"N 9°25'00.8"E
UTM
32T 531705 5202882
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
632 m
Descent
632 m
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