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Cancelled: Grimming SO Grat on 19 August 2022

organized by Roger Starkie  contact organizer

Title :
Cancelled: Grimming SO Grat
Date :
Fri 19.08.2022
Type of event :
Hike, 2 days
Organized by :
Roger Starkie
Description :

Cancelled due to the bad weather

Although the Grimming is "only" 2351m high, it is the highest freestanding mountain in Europe. Not only that but it offers wonderful but strenuous and technically more challenging hikes and of course, amazing views from the summit.

The south eastern ridge of the Grimming is an easy climbing route (maximum difficulty 2+, mainly around 1, 1+ or just hiking). Ropes are not required.

The plan is to drive to Trautenfels at the bottom of the mountain on the Friday afternoon, and hike up to the Grimming hut (ca. 1 hr) and stay the night there, if there are places available. On the Saturday we will set off up towards the summit via the Südost Grat, and descend via the Multereck (very long descent).

If the weather looks bad, we may try the Saturday-Sunday instead if accommodation is available, so flexibility may be necessary.

As this is a strenuous, long, technical hike, with some exposure, I will only take people I know, and who I know can manage this hike without assistance, and at a reasonably brisk pace. Please do not be offended if I don't accept your registration or give priority to more suitable participants!  Also I will give priority to suitable people who did not join last year's hike to the Grimming.

Finally, the trip will only take place if the weather is good and stable, and suitable accommodation is found.

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 :
Total 1800m of ascent, about 1400m of which in 1 day. At least 8 hrs on the 2nd day.
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Sturdy hiking boots, helmet, usual equipment for high alpine hiking, sheet sleeping bag+overnight equipment.
Transport Details :

By car. Details will be arranged by trip organiser and communicated to participants.  Leaving Vienna early Friday afternoon (or Saturday afternoon if we need to move it to Saturday).

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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