Via Sett: Säumer am Septimer

Ein Saumzug kämpft sich durch den Schnee.
Johann Jakob Wick beschreibt das Schicksal von zwei Säumern Ende 16. Jahrhunderts: "Am 18. Januar 1586 brachen zwei Säumer ein auf dem Malojapass, später wurden sie am Septimer von einer Schneelawine getöten."

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Beladene Saumpferde in einer Bergschlucht.


This narrow spot here is the border between Bivio and Bregaglia and therefore also the border of Parc Ela!

Because of such bottlenecks, the muleteer companies issued strict regulations on the width and weight of the rod or cargo in the 13th century. The goods could not weigh more than 120-130 kilos and be a maximum of 3 meters wide. 

A muleteer usually led 6 animals, connected by rods, over the pass. The animals carried a bell so that they could be heard from afar. Thus, an oncoming mule in the steep terrain could look for a suitable alternative point at an early stage. 

In summer as well as winter, muleteers were on the pass road. The adjacent municipalities of Casaccia and Bivio were therefore obliged to clear and stomp the path with shovels and oxen. Especially in winter it was particularly dangerous due to the steep slopes and avalanche danger.




Via Sett: Säumer am Septimer

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