Piz Roseg

Piz Roseg

Infobox Mountain
Name = Piz Roseg
Photo = Piz Roseg.jpg
Caption = The "Güssfeldtsattel", the "Roseg Pitschen", the main summit and the "Schneekuppe" (left to right)
Elevation = 3,937 metres (12,916 feet)
Location = ITA / SUI
Range = Bernina Range
Prominence = convert|415|m|ft|0|abbr=on
latd= 46|latm=22 |lats=30 |latNS=N
longd=9 |longm=53 |longs=22 |longEW=E

Coordinates = coor at dms|46|22|30|N|9|53|22|E|type:mountain_region:CH
First ascent =28 June 1865 by A. W. Moore, Horace Walker and Jakob Anderegg
Easiest route = NW ridge, from Coaz Hut (PD)

Piz Roseg (pronounced as "peetse rawzech") is a mountain in the Bernina Range in Switzerland and Italy.

There are two summits on its main ridge::*the south-east and higher summit (3,937 m) :*the north-west summit, known as the "Schneekuppe" (3,920 m). There is also a prominent top on the east-north-east ridge, called the "Roseg Pitschen" (3,868 m).

The first ascent of the mountain to the "Schneekuppe" was by F. T. Bircham with guides Peter Jenny and Alexander Fleury on 31 August 1863. The highest point of the mountain was reached two years later by A. W. Moore and Horace Walker with guide Jakob Anderegg on 28 June 1865.

Piz Roseg is separated from the neighbouring Piz Scerscen by the "Porta da Roseg" (3,522 m), also called the "Güssfeldtsattel". The Swiss side of this col – a steep ice slope of up to 70° – was first climbed by Paul Güssfeldt, with guides Hans Grass, Peter Jenny and Caspar Capat on 13 September 1872. Grass and Capat had spent the previous day cutting steps up the first two-fifths of the route. The following day they added at least another 450 steps on the first ascent.

The 700-metre north-east face of Piz Roseg was first climbed by Christian Klucker and L. Norman-Neruda on 16 July 1890; the face – with a notable serac band halfway up – sports a number of difficult routes. Klucker, together with M. Barberia, also made the first traverse from the Italian side of the "Porta da Roseg" on 21 June 1898.


*Collomb, Robin, "Bernina Alps", Goring: West Col Productions, 1988

External links

* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150740/piz-roseg.html Piz Roseg on SummitPost]

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