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Epiphanic Traverse of the Dürre Wand on 06 January 2023

organized by Roger Starkie  contact organizer

Title :
Epiphanic Traverse of the Dürre Wand
Date :
Fri 06.01.2023
Registration starts :
Registration until :
Type of event :
Hike, 1 day
Organized by :
Roger Starkie
Description :

As the weather for next week is looking reasonably good and fairly warm, let's see if there's any interest at short notice in a hike over the Dürre Wand from Reichental to Puchberg am Schneeberg on the national holiday (Epiphany) on Friday!

A reasonably long (18km, 900m of elevation) but technically straight forward hike, but still only suitable for experienced hikers. I'm not expecting much snow, and I think it will be reasonably warm (but maybe windy), but would still recommend bringing snow spikes (Grödel) and/or poles in case there are some icy patches.  Also bring a light packed lunch - the Öhlerhaus is probably open, but is closer to the end of the route, so we'll stop for some lunch along the way, then we can take an afternoon coffee at the hut on the way down.

Technical requirements
T0, No requirements
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
T2, Rough areas, broken rocks and boulder fields are not a problem for me. I am sure-footed and free of dizziness
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+ :
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 :
5-6hrs, 900m
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Warm and waterproof clothing, good ankle high hiking boots, grödel and/or poles, hat, gloves, hot and cold drinks, light lunch
Transport Details :

We will travel by train, and buy an einfach raus ticket, for those who need tickets.  Train details will be sent to registered participants.

Max participants :
Map :
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