Gredigs Fürggli as seen from path above Alplisee

We set off from Arosa at 8.15 via Inner Arosa to the Alpisee (see Arosa Walk 1 for details of this section).  From Alpilsee we took the path to Gredigs Fürggli signposted 2 ¾ hours. At the end of the lake an Alpine path heads off to the west to climb very steeply over the Erzhorn ridge to the Ramozhütte in the Welschtobel valley. After Alplisee the path to Gredigs Fürggli climbs steadily up the Plessur valley with just a few steep sections. To the south are the Alpliseehorn (2716m) and Erzhorn (2924m). Finally the Aroser Rothorn (2980m) comes into view at the head of a large corrie. Then the path continues up grassy slopes past the Alplihorn (2842m) before the final pull up to Gredigs Fürggli (2617m).

The Parpaner Rothorn

Gredigs Fürggli 

Here the path splits – the way to the red coloured Parpaner Rothorn (2861m) heads through the avalanche shelter on the ski piste for another hour before reaching the cable car station down to Lenzerheide. The path to the Hornlihütte (also 1 hour) goes around the white crystalline rocks and scree of the Parpaner Weisshorn (2776m) and drops down a piste path to about 2510m. Remnants of snow had to be crossed – one slightly tricky on a steep slope. 

Looking back to Gredigs Fürggli and the Papaner Rothorn

The track then zigzags up the side of the Urdenfürggli arête (2546m) before dropping down the other side into the Urder Augstberg. After a low point of 2426m the path climbs steeply up the slopes of the Tschirpen to reach the Hornlihütte.

The Hornlihütte with the path across the Urder Augstberg