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Weekend in Gesäuse national park on 15 June 2024

organized by Ivan Trpkov  contact organizer
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Title :
Weekend in Gesäuse national park
Date :
Sat 15.06.2024
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Type of event :
Hike, 2 days
Organized by :
Ivan Trpkov
Description :

Weekend hike in Gesäuse national park, with an overnight stay at Hess hütte.

Gesäuse National Park is located in Styria and is third-largest of the six Austrian national parks, famous by the steep limestone peaks, green forests, mountain pastures, mountain huts with great views and the wild waters of Enns river.

The plan is to take the scenic route via Wasserfallweg (B-level ferrata) and Planspitze (2.117 m) to the hut, where we will take a dinner and stay overnight. On Sunday, after the breakfest we can climb Hochtor, the highest peak of the mountain, via Josefinensteig (B-level ferrata). Regarding the return back and the travel back to Vienna, there are few options, and they will be clarified further. 

Ascent to Planspitze includes some insured sections, and also some easier uninsured climbing areas with difficulty level I (UIAA).

In overall, the event is demanding and you shoud be fit enough and already have similar experience. Surefootedness and head for hights are must.

The event will take place only in good weather conditions, otherwise it will be canceled or postponed.

A deposit may be requested from the participants in advance, in order to make the reservation at the hut.


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 :
4-6 hours per day, 1300m
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Sturdy boots, several layers of clothing, solid jacket, helmet, via feratta set, water, snacks
Transport Details :

Preffered option is by car. Public transport option is possible, but more difficult to manage.

Max participants :
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