Piz Kesch

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Impressive peak with central position in the Grison Alps. Good views of Bernina group and Silvretta. To mountain huts (Chamanna digl Kesch, Chamanna d'Es-cha) provide good starting points for a trip to this peak. The normal tour goes via Vadret de Portabella (glacier) and the east face (rock climbing up to UIAA grade II). Difficulty depends on conditions. Trip report with pictures: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~Roeckrath/Piz_Kesch.htm or http://www.Roeckrath.de

Elevation (feet): 11,214
Elevation (meters): 3,418
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.6167
Longitude: 9.86667
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1846
First successful climber(s): J. Coaz, J. Rascher, Chr. Casper, J. R.Tscharner
Nearest major airport: St. Moritz
Convenient Center: Madulain

Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Piz Kesch.

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  • Log #15012 - by Christine Theodorovics on June 24, 2004
    Great mountain. Extreme wind! Steep ascent to the summit. Great views. Not so good snow at the end of the valley.
  • Log #15013 - by Luidger Röckrath on July 30, 2000
    Nice trip from Chamanna digl Kesch to the summit. Good snow conditions on the glacier because of the snowfall in the preceding weeks. In the east face there were still lots of snow. We climbed it...