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Climbers regard the Piz Palü as one of the greatest treasures in the Alps. The best way to climb Piz Palü is to spend the night at the Berghaus Diavolezza (2,978m), which can easily be reached by train or by foot from the Bernina Pass (Diavolezza valley station). You set off on this high-Alpine tour very early next morning before sunrise. After an hour of treking along the narrow, partly exposed path, you reach the Pers Glacier. There your group is divided into rope teams and roped together, and – depending on the conditions – crampons are mounted. On the shoulder, the view opens up towards the south, the Poschiavo region and the Eastern Alps.
The «Diavolezza Express» is secured along its entire length. Traversable within a day, it provides diversfied ed trainig for seasoned climbers: In summer it has non-slip rock surface and in cool temparatures it offers challening mixed climbing with ice and snow passages.
The "Senda dal Diavel" trail is a devilishly daring climbing route for skilled mountain climbers. Set against a magnificent backdrop, it leads from the bottom station to Lej da las Collinas and up to Munt Pers. In between, easy climbing passages and exposed places with securing aids gives you a feeling of true high alpinism.
The first via ferrata in the Engadin follows a two-hour route up to the Piz Trovat (3,146 m), where, just a 20-minute walk from the Diavolezza top station, alpinists can enjoy a simple climbing experience while taking in magnificent panoramic views. The route starts at around 2,850 metres above sea level, and after following the western buttress, leads to a small gorge (at 3,050 m) and on up to the summit. Here, after traversing around 500 steps, a ladder and a bridge, you can see the Bernina massif laid out below your feet. Climbers should be generally fit, sure-footed and have a good head for heights. The obligatory equipment can be hired in the GoVertical Shop at the Diavolezza valley station.
The more demanding variant of the via ferrata requires considerable strength and stamina, and long overhangs of up to 30 metres mean that mountain climbing skills are a must. Around halfway along the route, shortly before the rope bridge, the trail splits in two, with the new branch of the Y-shape leading up to the summit at 3,146 metres above sea level. From here, you can enjoy a sensational panoramic view of the furrow-edged Pers Glacier, the highest mountains in the eastern Alps and the icy peaks of the Bernina massif.