Engadin – looking for the sunset on 3200m

With a good friend of mine, I take the train from Basel to the Engadin. It is Early September and the leaves of the trees and the needles of the larches are still green. Our target is Pontresina. At x=8 we take the  45 train to Muottas Muragl.

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Muottas Muragl is a hill with a gorgeous view of the lakes of the upper Engadin ending with the Maloja pass.

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This is the view of the Palü mountains above the Bernina path.

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We are approaching the Segantini hut on 2730m. The hut takes its name from Segantini who loved to paint here. When he was working at the famous Alpine Triptychon, he died here in 1899.

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This is the “Swiss” toilet of the Segantini hut.

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Perhaps someone has forgotten his shoes here.

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After a long climb we reach the Georgy hut on 3200m, located just below the Piz Languard. Also Georgy was a painter.

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Claudio gives us a hearty welcome here, together with his colleague from Nepal. This is their souvenir shop…

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… and this is the toilet.

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Later in the afternoon I take a photo of the view towards St. Moritz with its lake.

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Then the “snake of Maloja” (Malojaschlange) starts to come up…

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… and is materializing more and more.

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Clouds are now covering the Bernina pass below us.

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Shortly after seven pm the sun is setting.

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Claudio has deferred the dinner to after the sunset – thank you. We enjoy dinner with a couple and their friend from the Bernese Oberland. Under sparkling stars we sleep well, sometimes getting up to pay a visit to Helmut’s thron above the rocks.

 

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