original plan was to climb Piz Languard (3262m), the landmark mountain
of Pontresina, but we suspected that the snow of the previous few days
would make this inadvisable, and so it proved. We took the chair lift
from the village up to Alp Languard and headed off uphill.
Looking down over St Moritz from above Alp Languard (note the snow)
The "Steinbockerg" path crosses the boulders and scree below Piz Muragl
was one slightly exposed section over a rocky outcrop with a fixed cable
but the rest was relatively easy. By now the sun had come out and the
views steadily improved over the valley, the mountains north of St
Moritz and the Bernina mountains.
The path back to Alp Languard with the Val Roseg in the background