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2nd try: Reichenau - Speckbacherhütte - Falkensteinwand - Semmering (Pinkenkogel) on 25 February 2023

organized by Katharina Wallner  contact organizer
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Title :
2nd try: Reichenau - Speckbacherhütte - Falkensteinwand - Semmering (Pinkenkogel)
Date :
Sat 25.02.2023
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Type of event :
Hike, 1 day
Organized by :
Katharina Wallner
Description :

..2nd attempt!

We'll walk to Speckbacherhütte via Reichenau & Katschkahöhe; after a break there (the hut should be open this time) on to 'Gaiskirchlein' on the Falkensteinwand and down to Breitenstein. From there we either follow the railway path or an alternative route through the woods to Semmering.

There is also the option the walk up Pinkenkogel from Semmering which would add another 1 1/2 hours; so, in total the duration of the hike could vary from 5 1/2- 6hrs to 7 - 8 hours.

Also, if the weather is less favourable, the walk can be varied & turned into a circular route, partly following the railway path  back to Payerbach-Reichenau train station.

Although i've done variations of this walk numerous times, I think it's  still a rather perfect winter hike..;)


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 :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
5 - 6 hrs or 7-8 hrs, depending on route; 700 m to 900m in total
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
basic winter hiking gear, enough fluids and snacks, poss. gaiters and poles
Transport Details :

public transport hike: train to Payerbach-Reichenau, return from Semmering

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