From St. George's to Mt. Moritz summit
Transportation of choice is the bicycle of course. For that reason I did not want to cycle to Mt. Moritz on the road, instead I went over the ridge at Mt. Melville again and started hiking from there. An old track, which is only a path now, is leading directly to Mt. Moritz.
After arriving at the village of Mt. Moritz I was not able to find the trailhead to the summit and nobody was around to ask. Therefore I decided to walk back, just far enough to be outside the village and find a straight route to the summit. A very steep and slippery hill through a bamboo forest brought directly beneath the steep south face of the hill.
From there on it was a fight through the waist high grass and rock boulders, but soon after I was on the summit. This ascent is not recommended for average hikers!
As expected, great views from the summit in all direction.
On my way down I followed the official path and was curious where it would meet the village. But just when I arrived the first houses I had to ask somebody, because the path disappeared between fields of short crops.
I had to walk around a house, which is currently empty and for sale to hit the road. When I was looking for the path on my way up, I was standing in front on this exact house and of course could not know that I had to walk over the driveway and through their garden.
|Cycling up Belle Vue again|
|That's where the road ends, soon after the track ends too ...|
|... but a wonderful path begins. Mt. Moritz is on the top left.|
|Looking at my desination. Seems so easy from this perspective|
|After returning from the village of Mt. Moritz, I started my ascent opposite of this huge tree.|
|Standing under the south face of Mt. Moritz|
|Wonderful views during the ascent|
|Wonderful rock formations. I was about to climb then but then decided to stay on the save side.|
|Looking back into the direction where I came from|
|After walking down the official path, this is where the path meets the village|