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2.274 m
929 m
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36,63 km

165 maal bekeken, 1 maal gedownload

nabij Seewiesen, Styria (Austria)

The Hochschwab massif is a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps of Austria. The highest peak is also called Hochschwab and is 2,277 metres above sea level. The extensive limestone plateau covers an area of about 400 km² and is bounded in the east by the Seeberg Saddle and in the west by the Präbichl.

First day-hike took us from Seeberg Saddle (a common starting point when trekking the Hochschwab massif) to Schiestlhaus, a modern non-Alpenverein mountain refuge nestled on the plateau just beneath the summit of Hochschwab mountain.

The second day we originally planned to hike the ridge as far as the Zinken peak and then descend to the valley on route to Voisthaler Hütte (a mountain lodge operated by Alpenverein). Due to the massive amounts of fog encompassing the southern slopes of Hochschwab massif we decided to stay in the upper parts of the ridge as long as it was possible. Thus we´d hiked two minor summits, Hochwart and Zagelkogel, instead (there´s also a huge sinkhole just beneath Hochwart worth visiting even though its edge is the only accessible part of it) before descending via G’Hackte, a steep rocky path secured by steel ladders, cords and chains. Although the G’Hackte has been classified in the easiest category of alpine secured routes, it has to be mentioned that its overall difficulty rises considerably if the lower stretches of route have been covered by snow. There’s been a couple of days of heavy snowfall during the week prior to our arrival (end of September) and there was a thick layer of heavy snow even upon the steepest parts of the trail almost totally covering both the ladders and the railing. Within such conditions it would be strongly advised to use at least some light walking crampons and to access G’Hackte with utmost caution (especially when descending as the ascent is always easier). We stayed at Voisthaler Hütte for the night.

The last stretch of our Hochschwab trek took us from Voisthaler Hütte through the huge karst valley of Dullwitz, the village of Seewiesen up to the Seeberg saddle. There’s another chalet half way the route to Seewiesen but it’s been already closed at the end of September.

For the photos I would kindly refer you to the sites of respective day-hikes...
Day 1: https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=20045181
Day 2: https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=20045220
Day 3: https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=20045262
Kruispunt

Niedere Scharte

Kruispunt

Jägermayer Steig

fountain

Mountain spring

Kruispunt

A trail crossing

Kruispunt

Rotgangboden

refuge

Schiestlhaus

piek

Hochschwab

shelter

Fleischer-Biwak

piek

Hochwart

piek

Zagelkogel

fountain

G'hacktbrunn

Kruispunt

Graf-Meran-Steig

refuge

Voisthaler Hütte

Kruispunt

Höllkampl

Provisioning

Seewiesen

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