Summer Travel: Diavolezza Climb in Switzerland

by Marla on August 25, 2012 · 26 comments

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Back in June I was in beautiful St. Moritz, Switzerland. I am still dreaming about all of the fun and unique experiences I had there. From 5 star hotels, to the most amazing food to active adventures. I did it all and I need to go back and visit asap!

The folks at the St. Moritz tourism board had lots of fun planned for me. One of the first questions they asked when getting to know my interests was

“Are you scared of heights?”

Thankfully I am not. That is what got me to the Diavolezza. On a trip to Piz Trovat ~ via ferrata (a fixed rope climb.)

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This hike had amazing views of glaciers, the Alps and the Diavolezza ski resort.

It beckons in summer and winter.

Diavolezza Climb to Piz Trovat via Ferratta in Switzerland | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Here is my fearless leader Berni Hauser.

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

We had so much fun together. He had many fun life stories to share as we clipped and climbed up the via ferrata.

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Our route started at 2,850 meters. We climbed 2 hours up to the Piz Trovat at 3,146 meters. We even crossed a teeny tiny bridge that was suspended over a huge crevasse. Looking forward and not down was the bet way to handle that.

The views from the top are spectacular. We could see the Bernina Massif. And it is massive!

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I am sure if Berni was reading this right now he could point out each and every mountain peak to you.

All I can tell you is that the views were 365 degrees breathtaking!

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The region of the Central Eastern Alps we were gazing upon stands between Italy ( Lombardy ) and Switzerland ( Graubünden ).

In case you are lost you can read the signs…

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Or have Berni guide you…

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

The Diavolezza mountain region is a popular ski destination in the winter. It is located close to the beautiful town Pontresina.

“La Diavolezza” translates to The beautiful she-devil. You can read about the myth and folklore of this mountain fairy on Wikipedia.

Truly unbelievable terrain! I must ski it someday.

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

It was the perfect bluebird sunny day, with some breezy winds and lots of leftover snow.

Summer in the Swiss Alps! ~ Diavolezza fixed rope climb on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Have you eve done anything like this? Oh you must!

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