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North Dachstein ferratas on 24 September 2022

organized by Mateusz Żółtak  contact organizer

Title :
North Dachstein ferratas
Date :
Sat 24.09.2022
Type of event :
Klettersteig (Via Ferrata)
Organized by :
Mateusz Żółtak
Description :

A year without a Dachstein trip would be a lost year ;) and there are still ferratas in Dachstein I haven't done.

The plan goes as follows:

  • Start from Vienna early on Saturday and drive to Obertraun (~3h)
  • Do the Seewand Klettersteig (D/E, 750m up on ferrata, 1300 m total elevation gain, ~6h)
  • Sleep on Gjaid Alm (1st day map).
  • On Sunday go on Krippenstein (1.5h or a cable car - map)
  • Do the Gams or Nordwand ferrata (C or E, 200m down and back up, ~2h)
  • Take the cable car down
  • Walk down to Obertraun, eat something and take the final walk back to the car (1.5h plus eating time - map)
  • Drive back to Vienna (~3h).

As it's rather ambitious trip:

  • I must know you from other events and be sure you can do a long, high-mountain ferrata with a D/E section.
  • The even will take place only if the weather is good (a backup plan, would be to do the loop like that which is definitely not as entartaining but doesn't require rock-solid weather).
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 :
in theory 6h on 1st day; 1300 m elevation gain on 1st day
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
helmet, harness, ferrata set
Transport Details :

By car.

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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