Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

Winter practice in Rax on 07 January 2018

organized by Mateusz Zoltak  contact organizer

Title :
Winter practice in Rax
Date :
Sun 07.01.2018
Type of event :
Snowshoe, 1 day
Organized by :
Mateusz Zoltak
Description :

Safe hiking in winter requires skills and skills require practice.

The aim of this hike is to practice:

  • using a beacon and an avalanche rescue action organisation
  • using an ice axe

If there'll be people with some rock&ice experience, we can also practice things like stopping a group tied with a rope when someone slips, creating belaying points in snow, etc.

To do so, we'll go on a hike from the Rax Seilbahn upper station to the Neu Seehutte and back. During the hike we'll for sure pass nice places for practicing.

To make the hike accessible and save time we'll use Rax Seilbahn both up and down (24,50 EUR for AV members).


Technical requirements :
T2, Rough areas, broken rocks and boulder fields are not a problem for me. I am sure-footed and free of dizziness
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
~6h, ~400 m
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
snow shoes, helmet, ice axe, avalanche rescue set (beacon, shavel, probe)
Transport Details :

The car will be the most convenient (I can take up to 3 persons).

To take the first cable car on 9:00 we should leave Vienna around 7:30.

If someone prefers public transport, there is a railroad connection to Payerbach but in winter there is almost no bus connections from Payerbach to the cable car station (~6 km).

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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