Piz Quattervals: The roof of the National Park

26.9 km
11:15 h
2490 mhd
2490 mhd
Auf dem Gipfelgrat des Piz Quattervals, Blick nach Norden. Im Mittelgrund der Spi da Tantermozza, im Hintergrund die Berge der Silvrettagruppe.
Auf 2500 m wird das Gelände etwas flacher, der Piz Quattervals ist in Sichtweite. Bald verliert sich der Weg in den Steinen.

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Blick vom Piz Quattervals nach Süden. Rechts der Piz d’Esan, in der Mitte die Val Trupchun und hinten die Dörfer Madulain und La Punt im Oberengadin.
Challenging alpine mountain tour (T5) on the only mountain completely located in the national park that can be climbed. The route boasts a block glacier and a beautiful high-mountain vegetation – from the summit there is also an extraordinary view over the entire Central and Eastern Alps.
Technique /6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  3163 m
Lowest Point  1468 m
Best Season

Start Zernez train station (1471 m above sea level.M.)
Destination Zernez train station (1471 m above sea level.M.)
Coordinates 46.697932, 10.090334


The tour leads from the wildly romantic Chamanna Cluozza (overnight) through the Valletta to the Piz Quattervals. The ascent is considered to be mountaineering challenging. Ibexes can often be observed in the rocks and a soil at almost 2500 m above sea level.M. offers a diverse alpine flora in July with Mont Cenis bellflower, creeping carnation root and stemless gluewort. From an altitude of 2500 m above sea level.M. the trail tracks are lost. It is stipulated that the Piz Quattervals may only be climbed from the Val Cluozza through the side valley Valletta. Other routes are not allowed. Attention, especially in high and late summer, the Piz Quattervalls is considered dangerous to rockfall.

Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. For more information and all protections, see nationalpark.ch/schutzbestimmungen.


Alpine Route (white-blue-white). The tour is only recommended for mountaineering experienced high mountain hikers with appropriate equipment. In the case of a snow-covered flank, avalanches may be to be expected, in the event of a clearing, there is a risk of rockfall in places.

Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call


From Zernez station (1474 m above sea level.M.) through val Cluozza, the oldest part of the Swiss National Park, to Chamanna Cluozza (see route Chamanna Cluozza). Before climbing the Piz Quattervals Overnight stay in the Chamanna Cluozza (1862 m above sea.M level) – reservation urgently required (www.cluozza.ch / Tel.  +41 81 856 12 35).

From the Chamanna, the route first descends to the Ova da Cluozza, crosses the stream (1835 m above.M sea level) and flows into the Valletta. There the path initially follows the course of the stream and then rises steadily along the western flank of the valley. The lower rock bar (2200 m above sea.M level) is bypassed to the right, the upper one (2400 m above.M sea level) is crossed. The further path leads over a wide block glacier and reaches the first snow fields in midsummer at about 2700 m above sea level.M. In early summer, when hard snow still covers the entire northern flank of the Piz Quatterval, a route directly from the north is advisable from here. In case of stronger aps, it is recommended to climb the northwest ridge and reach the summit via point 2985. For the ascent, the low-debris areas should be chosen (risk of rockfall by previous alpinists). After fresh snowfall, a possible avalanche danger must also be taken into account when climbing through the north side. The path over the northwest ridge leads over block debris and rock bands to the summit (3165 m above sea level.M.). The way back leads over the northwest ridge or directly over the northern flank again through the Valletta back to Chamanna Cluozza.

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