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“Morteratsch Glacier hike”

Morteratsch Glacier
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Pontresina
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have hiked and skied from Morteratsch (train stop) to the head of the glacier descending from Piz Bernina. Relatively easy hike or ski, due to gradual ascent. Great views of the mountains and glaciers in good weather.

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Reviewed 1 March 2013

To actually touch/see the Morteratsch glacier, is about a 5km walk from the main station. The path is relatively easy, but if you're doing it in the winter, be prepared to have to dodge cross-country skiers going up and down the trail.
To be honest, we took some photos from the train coming up to Morteratsch, and then lots of photos as we walked to the glacier. Actually touching the glacier was nothing special - the most interesting thing for me was walking to the glacier and seeing the milestones of where th glacier extended to in the past. It is phenomenal (and scary) how much it has retreated since the 1900s. The actual 5km walk to touch the glacier I am not so keen on, so my suggestion would be to maybe go half-way, take some nice pictures, and go back for a hot tea by the station.

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Reviewed 29 September 2012

You have 3 options to see this glacier. The most popular is the short flatish walk from the station. Along the way you can see how far the glacier has receeded over the last 100 years - over a mile. You can get close to the ice if you don't mind rock hopping. Other hikes are more strenuous up to the Hutte (4 hours). Recommend lunch/drink at the hotel at the station! Nice toilets too.

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

THIS IS THE EASIEST ACCESS TO A BEAUTIFUL GLACIER YOU WILL FIND IN THIS AREA.The Roseg is picture pefect from many vantage points.If you are in this area it is at the top of my list of reommendations ,

1  Thank reisman18
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Stunning, breathtaking. Easy walking right up to the glacier. Possibility to cross the glacier from Diavolezza (can be reached by cable car).

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