Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch
Walk 8025

Outline Map  Area Map  Walk Grading

Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.5 km / 7.2 miles

Ascent - 650 metres / 2145 feet

Descent - 650 metres / 2145 feet

Time - 5.00 hours

Grade - moderate

Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Photo from the walk - Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch 
Click thumbnails for larger images.

A walk into the mountains that includes excellent views of glaciers and the mountain range that includes Piz Bernina, which is the only 4000+ metre peak in Graubünden.

Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch Morterasch - Boval Hutte - Morterasch 
Click thumbnails for larger images.

Start & End - Morterasch station on the Bernina Railway. Trains operate from Pontresina to Alp Grüm with connections from other parts of the Engadine. See Transport Map for the Upper Engadine Region.

Leave the railway station and take the broad track that goes south towards the foot of the Morterasch Glacier. Look out for a wooden sign on your right that directs you to the Boval Hütte and take this narrower path that leads into forrest.

The path begins to climb through the trees to reach a path juntion where you keep left. The views improve as the trees become more widley spaced with the foot of the Morterasch Glacier down to your left.

Ahead a wonderful mountain vista helps you forget the climb. Some sections of the path follow the morraine but the policy appears to be diverting walkers to a parallel path off the morraine. After a steady climb you begin to gain height more quickly with the path zigzagging up the mountainside with some fixed cables in exposed sections.

Levelling off again you might think the Boval Hütte is close but sadly there is one final section of steep ascent up to the hut, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of mountains and glaciers.

A leisurely stay is recommended before returning by the outward route back to Morterasch station.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5013 - Oberengadin - Engiadin'Ota

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2521 - Engadin

Oberengadin, Bergell-Puschlav, Wanderkarte - 1:50000

 

Recommended Books

Walking in the ValaisWalking in the Valais

Comprehensive guidebook to the Valais region, describing 111 day walks and 10 multi-day tours. Home to the Matterhorn and Dent Blanche, the routes are in the Fieschertal and the Aletsch glacier region, the Lötschental, Saastal, Mattertal, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Herens, Val de Bagnes, Val Ferret and Vallée du Trient.

More information

Across the Eastern Alps: E5Across the Eastern Alps: E5

From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses on the route.

More information