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Ötscher Rauher Kamm -CANCELLED due to rain- on 16 September 2017
organized by Emile Schenk  contact organizer

Title :
Ötscher Rauher Kamm -CANCELLED due to rain-
Date :
Sat 16.09.2017
Type of event :
Hike, 2 days
Organized by :
Emile Schenk
Description :

Registration is closed except for Cathrin.

We will convene in Wienerbruck on Saturday morning and begin by hiking on the trail through the lovely Ötschergräben. After about 1.5 hours we will turn right onto a steep but well-maintained trail with numerous switchbacks that takes us up to the base of the Rauher Kamm, the distinctive northeastern ridge of Ötscher. 

The ridge climb requires scrambling (the use of hands) in numerous places and with exposure, but is nowhere difficult (maximum Grade I+).  The views get increasingly dramatic and panoramic as we ascend the ridge and finally reach the summit plateau. 

From the summit (1893 m) it is an easy 20 minutes walk down to the Oetscher Schutzhaus where we will enjoy dinner and stay overnight.

On Sunday we will go down to the beautiful Erlaufsee where we can have a swim (take swimgear!).  From Mitterbach we will take a short train ride back to Wienerbruck to retrieve autos or to continue on the train back to Vienna.

Hiking time (without breaks) Saturday 6 hrs, Sunday 4 hrs


You may not have fear of heights for this hike and you must be able to climb rocks in Grade 1+.


A deposit of € 10 for the hut needs to be paid. Registrations are only valid when this has been paid to me before Sept. 5.


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 :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
elevation gain : Day 1, 7-8 hours with an elevation gain of about 1100 meters. Day 2, 5-6 hours, no net elevation gain but a climb of about 200 meters to gain the summit of Gemeindealpe
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Sturdy hiking shoes, clothing in case of rain, wind or cold. Lunch for Saturday. Sleep sack for the hut. Drinks and snacks for the trail. Swimgear.
Transport Details :

It is easiest to drive to Wienerbruck but it is also possible to travel by train from/to Vienna.  We will leave Vienna early on Saturday morning (about 7:00) and should arrive back in Vienna on Sunday around 20:00 if travelling by car.  More specific time and locations for meeting will be sent when we know who will be driving.


Registration until :
Map :
WK 5031 Mariazell-Oestscher-Annaberg-Erlaufsee (Freytag and Berndt)
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