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Totes Gebirge - Grosser Priel & Spitzmauer (2.5 days) on 09 June 2018

organized by Mateusz Zoltak  contact organizer

Title :
Totes Gebirge - Grosser Priel & Spitzmauer (2.5 days)
Date :
Sat 09.06.2018
Type of event :
Klettersteig (Via Ferrata)
Organized by :
Mateusz Zoltak
Description :

A great classic - leave Vienna on early Friday afternoon and reach the Prielschutzhaus, on Saturday reach the Grosser Priel through the Bert-Rinesch-Steig (C/D), on Sunday reach the Spitzmauer via the Stodertaler Steig (B, short) and go back home.

According to, the Bert-Rinesch-Steig is "long (3.5h / 670m), steep and difficult, and is one of the biggest and most challenging Via Ferratas of the Alps". It's a great classic. When it was built in 1994 and at that time it was told "the last great ferrata in the East Alps which needed to be built" :-)

The Stodertaler Steig is just a short shortcut (45m / 200m) making hike on the Spitzmauer more enjoyable.

There is an option to use the hut's lift to transport backpacks up/down.

You can find photos here, here & here.


Please be aware that this trip is only suitable for people having dome experinece in Via Ferratas and fit enough for this long climb!

Technical requirements :
T3, I feel fine in difficult technical conditions and have mountain experience. I can manage to climb up and down without a rope on routes of climbing difficulty UIAA grade 1+
Physical requirements :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
Friday ~2.5h / 600 m up, Saturday ~8h / 1100 m up & down, Sunday 7h / 1000 m up & 1600 m down
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
ferrata set, helmet, harness + usual alpine equipment
Transport Details :

By car. I can provide transport for 3/4 persons.

We are leaving Vienna at 15:30 from the Kaisermuhlen U1 station.

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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