338 Route 92. CHIAMUT. From t'oire
The "Piz Pazzola (8473'; 1 hrs.; guide unnecessary), to the S., be¬
tween the Val Medel (p. 346) and the Val Gierm, is worth visiting. We
cross the Rhine to Surrhein, and the gorge of the Val Nalps (see below) to
the C/2 hr.) Alpine hamlet of Cavorgia (4426'); then cross the Gierm and
ascend to the right, over pastures and through wood, to the (l'/ahr.) Paz-
zola-Alp (6150'), with a fine view, and (2 hrs.) the top without difficulty.
Magnificent view, particularly of the Todi and the Models Mts.
In the lonely Val Nalps, the head of which is enclosed by lofty
mountains and glaciers, 3 hrs. from Sedrun, lies the Alp Nalps (5991'), and
2 hrs. higher is the Ufiern Hut (7550'), the starting-point for the Piz del
Laiblau (9721'), Piz Rondadura (9905'; comp. p. 34'), Piz Bias (9918'), Piz
Ufiern (9900'), Piz Git (9744'), Piz Serengia (9803'), etc (each about 3 hrs.).
A tolerably easy route (with steep descent) leads hence across the Nalps
Pass (9035') to the Val Cadlimo and the Uomo Pass (p. 98). Another
(trying) leads to the E. over the Rondadura Pass (8904') to the Hospice of
S. Maria (p. 310). A third crosses the col between the Piz Furcla and
the Piz Paradis to the Val Cornera (see below).
From Sedrun to Amsteg over the Kriizli Pass (7645'), 8 hrs., rather
trying (guide 15 fr.). The steep path ascends the bleak rocky Strimthal,
at the head of which the pass lies to the left (W.), at the S. base of the
Weitenalpstock (p. 106). Guide necessary only to the point beyond the pass
where the Etzlibach, descending from the Spiellau-See to the W., becomes
visible. We cross the stream to Culma (6322'), the highest Alp, and des¬
cend the Etzlithal, past the chalets of the Hintere and Vordcre Klzlialp
to Britten and Amsteg (comp. p. 105). — The Oberalpstock (Piz Tgielscheu.
10,925') may also be ascended from Sedrun (6 hrs.; 15fr.); comp. p. li.Ki.
From Sedrun the road leads through Camischolas, Zarcuns, anil
(l'/2 M.) Rueras or S. Giacomo (4597'; Oberalp Inn), crosses the
brook descending from the Val Milar, and soon afterwards, near the
hamlet of Dieni, that which issues from the Val Giuf (both N. lateral
valleys). To the left, on a rock above the ravine of the infant Rhine,
stands part of the ancient tower of Pultmenga, once the ancestral
scat of the Pontaninger family.
Walkers will prefer the so-called -Summer Route' to the high-road, for
the sake of the views. It diverges to the right by a finger-post (to Pass
Tiarms'), ascends a spur of the Crispall (10,105'), above the hamlet of Cris-
pausa which lies to the left, and leads past the chalets of Milez and Scharinas
amidst the richest pastures in this district. It now skirts the brink of tbe
slope, overlooking the Rheinlhal, turns to the right into the bleak Val
Terms or Tiarms, crosses the Gdmmerrhein (Rom. Vald) by the Alp Culm
de Val (6421'), and ascends to the Pass da Tiarms (7067'), between (r.) the
Piz Tiarms or Bergli-Stock (9564') and (1.) the Calmot (7598'), where we get
a fine view of the Vorder-Rheinthal as far as the Vorarlberg and Rhtctikon
Mts. Descending to the Oberalpsee (see below), we keep to the left in order
to avoid a marsh, and regain the high-road 2',2 hrs. from Sedrun.
The high-road follows the direction of the old 'Winter-Route' on
the left bank of the Vorder-Rhein and passes the Chapel of St. Brida,
below the hamlet of Crispausa, and the poor villages of Selva [ 5046')
and (2 M.) Chiamut, or Tschamut (5380'; *Zur Rheinquelle, plain ;
minerals), which consist of a few wooden huts and a chapel. In front
of us rises the Six-Madun or Badus, behind the second terrace
of which lies the Toma Lake (see below). Chiamut is probably the
highest village in Europe where rye is grown. The road crosses
('/2 M.) the Gdmmerrhein near its influx into the Vorder-lihein,
and (1 M.), opposite the Alp Milez, turns to the right (N.W.) into
the Val Surpalix, between the Piz Nurschallas on the left and the