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712.03 Sentiero Alpino Calanca, Stage 3

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Via the Buffalora Pass to the Nomnom south ridge (well secured stairs), over the alpine pastures of Aion to the Auriglia gorge (secured ladder). Over stone blocks to the di Fora Alp (self-service hut with beverage sales) then a steep descent to the village of Santa Maria.
moderate
Distance 15.7 km
7:30 h
831 m
1,994 m
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Author
Antonella Klee
Update: June 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,417 m
Lowest point
951 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Especially difficult section at the Auriglia gorge.

Tips and hints

Associazione Sentiero Alpini Calanca
Casella postale
6548 Rossa
Tel. +41 (0)91 828 14 67
huettenwart@sentiero-calanca.ch
www.sentiero-calanca.ch

Start

Capanna Buffalora (2,103 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'731'622E 1'134'627N
DD
46.350123, 9.148641
DMS
46°21'00.4"N 9°08'55.1"E
UTM
32T 511436 5132960
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Destination

Santa Maria im Calancatal

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'731'622E 1'134'627N
DD
46.350123, 9.148641
DMS
46°21'00.4"N 9°08'55.1"E
UTM
32T 511436 5132960
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
831 m
Descent
1,994 m
Multi-stage route Scenic

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