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Rax traverse with some via ferrata fun on 09 October 2021

organized by Michaela Potancokova  contact organizer

Title :
Rax traverse with some via ferrata fun
Date :
Sat 09.10.2021
Type of event :
Klettersteig (Via Ferrata)
Organized by :
Michaela Potancokova
Description :

Rax traverse with some easy klettersteig fun - from Hinternasswald to Hollental. From Hinternaswald we take the Baerenlochsteig  (B) and continue to Scheibwaldhoehe (1942m), the second highest bump on Rax. From there we descent with hopefully some lovely Schneeberg views and decide depending on time whether we'd walk down Kesselgraben and pass the Gloggnitzer huette or take the route towards Gaislochsteig (B) and end the hike at Weichtalhaus.

This is not technically difficult hike, but it is pretty long route (cca 18km) and because we'll need to rely on public buses good stamina (and rather swift walking pace) is needed. In principle this hike is suitable for people without previous ferrata experience but surefootedness and confidence in a rocky terrain are a must.

The route will be something like this:

Bring picnic lunch, snacks, enough fluids, warm clothes, sturdy hiking boots.

3G rules apply

In case of bad weather the hike can be postponed to Sunday or another weekend.


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 :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
8-9 hours, 1500m up, 1650m down
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
via ferrata set, helmet, harness, hiking poles
Transport Details :

public transport hike (or by car and park at the Weichtalhaus in time to hop on the bus to Hinternasswald)

very likely I will meet you the directly in the bus to Hinternasswald but I will communicate public trasportation details from Vienna

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
Wiener Hausberge
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