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Snowshoe and Sauna Weekend - Hohentauern, Styria on 14 February 2020

organized by Roger Starkie  contact organizer

Title :
Snowshoe and Sauna Weekend - Hohentauern, Styria
Date :
Fri 14.02.2020
Type of event :
Snowshoe, 2 days
Organized by :
Roger Starkie
Description :

This year's Snowshoe and Sauna weekend will take us to the Hotel Draxlerhof in Hohentauern.  The hotel is at an altitude of 1250m and there are a few possibilities for snowshoeing very close by (possibly even directly from the hotel). Cross country skiing is also possible there, according to the hotel's website.  We will plan the exact routes depending on weather and snow conditions. suggests routes to nearby with up to about 1000m of ascent, so a good level of fitness will be required, and preferably snowshoe experience. Difficulty level: SSW2

We will travel there Friday mid-afternoon, arriving for dinner in the evening, so will have all day Saturday and most of Sunday for our activities. Return to Vienna on Sunday evening.

Accommodation including breakfast costs €93 for 2 nights per person, and this must be payed in advance to the trip leader. Cancellation is possible until 4th Feb with a full refund.  After this date, a refund will only be possible if someone else takes the place (regardless of weather and conditions). The trip leader will contact participants soon after they register to give information how to pay the accommodation costs. The registration is only secured once this has been payed.

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 :
Up to 1100m evelation and 7 hours if snow conditions permit.
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Snowshoes, good hiking boots, avalanche equipment, warm & waterproof clothing, packed lunch, hot and opt. cold drinks, sunglasses, suncream
Transport Details :

If possible, we will travel by car (I can take 2 people). If there are not enough cars/drivers available, public transport is possible to Trieben, from where taxis should be available to Hohentauern.

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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