Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

Winter practice on 30 January 2021

organized by Mateusz Żółtak  contact organizer

Title :
Winter practice
Date :
Sat 30.01.2021
Type of event :
Hike, 1 day
Organized by :
Mateusz Żółtak
Description :

COVID-19 remark - the lockdown has been extended to February 8th (as for now) so the event for sure won't take place on January 30th. A new date will be chosen when it's clear when the lockdown actually ends.

Like every year we will gather to practice winter skills: arresting in snow, making snow anchors, beacon search, pulley systems, using crampons in mixed terrain or whatever else comes to our minds.

The plan is to take a first cable car on Rax (8:30), walk to the Otto Haus, play in snow there and be back before the last cable car goes down (17:00).


  • It's not a course. I'm assuming you have some winter skills already and you just need to practice them. If you are searching for one, Alpenverein offers a few winter-related courses in English: avalanche, stop or go, skitouring, basic education on rock & ice.
  • The current date is only a placeholder and may change. The actual date depends on many factors: corona-rules, my skiing holidays (which again depend on corona-rules) and snow availbility (but at least this one looks good, at least for 2020-01-14). I will keep you updated.
  • If you are missing equipment, you can borrow it at the Alpenverein Servicestelle

Photos from last years can be found here, here and here.

Technical requirements :
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
Physical requirements :
K1, 2-4 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
6h, 100 m
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
avalanche beacon, probe and shavel, ice axe, harness, crampons
Transport Details :

By car to the Rax Seilbahn and then take the cable car up (the cable car costs 26,5 EUR).

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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