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Events in and around the Kempinski Grand Hotel & St. Moritz

The Engadin region offers a colourful and varied range of events. The breathtaking scenery alone has given risen to events that are nothing short of unique. Ask the concierge to help you with directions, tickets and transportations for the following:

Swiss Iron Trail

14/08/2014 – 16/08/2014

Swiss Irontrail presented by MAMMUT

The world’s toughest and highest trail run begins in Pontresina and leads through a historic and spectacular mountain landscape.

The Swiss Irontrail is 201 km long (125 miles) and so sets a new standard in the trail-running scene. The course begins in Pontresina and finishes in Chur; in between, runners must climb a total of 11,500 vertical metres (37,700 ft) and descend 12,700 m (41,700 ft). Along the way, they follow in the footsteps of the painter Giovanni Segantini and the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

The scenic highlights are the crossing of the Morteratsch and Pers Glaciers (between the Boval hut and the Diavolezza), the Fuorcla Pischa "Ibex Trail" via the Segantini hut to Muottas Muragl, the Fuorcla Surlej leading to Lake Hahnen and St. Moritz, and the Piz Nair, 3,022 m (9,915 ft) above sea level.

There are two shorter versions of the trail: T141: ca. 140 km (87.5 miles), from Pontresina to Chur, climbing 8,400 m (27,720 ft) and descending 9,600 m (31,680 ft); and the T71: ca. 72 km (45 miles) from Chur to Lenzerheide, Arosa and back to Chur, climbing and descending 4,800 m (15,840 ft).

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