Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

3-day hike in Mala Fatra on 26 October 2023

organized by Michaela Potancokova  contact organizer

Title :
3-day hike in Mala Fatra
Date :
Thu 26.10.2023
Registration starts :
Registration until :
Type of event :
Hike (Hut Trek), 3+ days
Organized by :
Michaela Potancokova
Description :

Mala Fatra is a lovely National park in Northern Slovakia and offers a very nice travelse. I often call it the best of Carpathians because it features all typical landscapes of these mountains: grassy slopes with steep alpine meadows, rugged rocky outcrops and wild gorges. Over 3 days we will explore all of these on the way from Terchova to Vrutky.

The weather can be wet and we will also pass a gorge so good waterproof boots and rain jacket are neccessary.

You should be reasonably fit and used to longish hiking days, carrying of all your belongings and some food and water, and some easy scrambling (chains and ladders, difficulty of A/B klettersteig but without a klettersteig set - not needed).

Because we will traverse, the start and end of the hike are at diffeent locations, we will go by public transport.

I have to prebook accomodation and will ask for a deposit. We will sleep in a B&B in Stefanova village (cca 40-50e per person per night) and at a mountain hut (cca 15e for bed in zimmerlager, one must bring own sleeping bag).

The hike will take place in any weather, in case of rain with adapted route but we will have to reach the hut on foot - for determined hikers :) The routes are safe in snow conditions.

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 :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
Day1 K2 cca 5.5 hrs, cca 100-1200m ascend, Day 2 K3! cca 7-8 hrs, 1600m ascend, Day 3 K2 cca 5hrs
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
warm clothers, rain jacket/pants, sleeping bag, head lamp, sturdy and water proof hiking boots
Transport Details :

early start cca 6am from Vienna on day 1 (trains+ bus)

return to Vienna on Saturday evening at about 8pm

Max participants :
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