Diavolezza - Munt Pers - DiavolezzaWalk 8024
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
Ascent - 315 metres / 1040 feet
Descent - 215 metres / 710 feet
Time - 2.50 hours
Grade - easy/moderate
Despite being a short walk, it is over rough ground and at an altitude in excess of 3,200 m (10,500 ft) so may cause a few problems if you are not used to strenuous effort at this altitude. The effort is however well rewarded with excellent views of glaciers, the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Start & End - The mountain station of the Diavolezza Cablecar which can be reached by train on the Bernina Railway between Pontresina and Alp Grüm with connections from many other places in the region. See Transport Map - Upper Engadine for details. See Transport Map for the Upper Engadine Region.
The footpath to Mun Pers is clearly signed from the cablecar station where there are ample refreshment facilities and toilets. The path immediately offers excellent views south to the pers Glacier with Piz Palü and Piz Bernina the principal mountain peaks.
The path climbs steadily amidst rocky surroundings before losing height for a short way. There then follows a steeper ascent that eventually leads you to the summit cairn (3207 m. - 10521 ft.). This offers a tremendous view northwest into the Bernina valley with Pontresina on its eastern side.
There are no refreshments at the summit so I recommend taking a drink with you and taking plenty of time to enjoy the view. The return route follows the outward path.
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