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Via Ferrata Dachstein & Ramsau

Between fabulous alpine pastures and an imposing landscape of mountain peaks, the Schladming-Dachstein region is known for its wonderful hiking tours.

A true climbing paradise awaits summiteers in the Dachstein area looking for a special thrill. Overhanging rocks, truly impressive cliffs, and a breathtaking view over the Ennstal.

19 beautiful via ferratas and climbing tours are on the southern side of the highest mountain in Styria, the Dachstein and Ramsau. Numerous variations for all levels, from the children's via ferratas "Kali", "Kalo" and "Kala" to the "Superferrata (Anna-Johann-Dachstein)", the longest via ferrata of the Alps, there is a right one for everyone. Along with the via ferratas "Hias", "Rosina" and "Siega" in the idyllic Silberkarklamm, there are also via ferratas near the valley and make this region to the top climbing area in Austria.

With the via ferrata "Franzi" through the Gasselwand on the Reiteralm, the only via ferrata in the Schladming Tauern and the climbing area Stoderzinken, consisting of 5 easier sections, the via ferrata offerings in Schladming-Dachstein is complete.

The cradle of the via ferratas

There has been a direct link between climbing, Ramsau and the Dachstein for many years. The Randkluftsteig was already established 170 years ago to the summit of the Dachstein, making it the oldest via ferrata in the eastern Alps.

The "heroic feat" of the Ramsau Steiner brothers can now be looked back on with pride. In 1909, without modern climbing equipment, Franz and Irg (Georg) succeeded in being the first to climb the mighty south face of the Dachstein. The "Steiner boys' stairway to heaven" was born.


Via Ferrata Certificate

A must for all climbers who want to try climbing the via ferratas once. Entry level climbers have the opportunity to learn the necessary basics of via ferrata climbing with certified mountain guides from Ramsau am Dachstein.
They also explain why and how important it is to check the daily weather forecast before every tour, and of course to keep an eye on the weather during the tour. Furthermore, you learn interesting facts about the right equipment.