Piz Umbrail (far left) and the Umbrail Pass
|Elevation||3,033 m (9,951 ft)|
|Prominence||294 m (965 ft) |
|Parent peak||Piz Murtaröl|
|Listing||Alpine mountains above 3000 m|
|Parent range||Ortler Alps|
The mountain surface is partly of rubble and partly covered by grass, and therefore of little interest to mountaineers, but its proximity to the Umbrail Pass and accessible surface make it a popular destination for other visitors. In winter it is a relatively easy destination for ski-mountaineers.
Normal route to the summit
The route starts at the Umbrail pass, very close to the Swiss border check point. There is a lot of free parking space around. You will need up to 90 minutes from there to the summit. No special equipment is needed, there are a few fixed chains along the route but those are not exposed sections, good marking all the time, and orientation is not a problem.
There are three roads to the Umbrail pass; two from the Italian and one from the Swiss side. From Italy you have a south road from Bormio, and the road from the north-east which goes over the nearby Stelvio pass. From the Swiss side you have a road from the Val Müstair.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Fuorcla Schumbraida (2,739 m).
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