Klettersteig Irg

Via ferrata Irg

difficult Via ferratas · Ramsau am Dachstein

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 4.18 km
Duration: 3:21 h
Ascent: 599 m
Descent: 541 m
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The tour

The route, which was constructed by Ramsau’s mountain guides, was named after the mountaineer who accomplished the first ascent of the Dachstein south face: Georg (Irg) Steiner. The constructors under the guidance of Hans Prugger set up a great route, which has good ‘changing spots’ for unclipping and re-clipping in: there is either a good foothold or an iron peg. In spring there are snowfields along the path to the entry and the descent, therefore crampons are highly recommended.

Turn-by-turn directions

Approach: From the Dachstein gondola top-station Hunerkogel, turn eastwards down to the Hunerscharte and then up to the top-station of the ski lift “Austriascharte”. Behind that ski lift, there is an aluminium ladder taking you to the tunnel „Rosmarie-Stollen“. Past the tunnel, you are on the south side. Follow the horizontal trail and hike down to the top Edelgrieß glacier. From there hike along the south side of the Koppenkarstein until you reach the entry point. Along the scree slope, the path is marked by dots.

Descent: Hike down along the secured west-ridge via ferrata (top topo) to the Austriascharte and then back to the Dachstein gondola top-station. Alternatively, you can choose the descent via the Edelgrießkar.

Getting there

Arriving from the west:
From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.

Arriving from the north:
From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.

Schedule of the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe: www.rvb.at

Parking

Parking lot at the bottom station of the Dachstein glacier

Start
Summit station Dachstein glacier
Destination
Summit station Dachstein glacier
Security

Klettersteigen ist ein anspruchsvoller Sport inmitten herrlicher, rauer Natur. Bitte beachten Sie einige Regeln zu Ihrer Sicherheit:

* Klettersteig-Touren sind kraftraubend und erfordern Kondition, Schwindelfreiheit und Trittsicherheit.

* Unbedingt immer ein Klettersteigset und einen Helm verwenden und im Sicherungsseil einhängen. Viele Bergrettungseinsätze sind auf Leichtsinn und schlechtes Wetter zurückzuführen.

* Viele Touren sind ganztägig. Unbedingt immer die Möglichkeit eines Wetterumsturzes in die Tagesplanung miteinbeziehen. Vor allem bei der Kleidung und dem Proviant beachten.

* Stets rücksichtsvoll verhalten. Andere Klettersteiger respektieren und über Gefahren informieren.

* Sorgsam mit der Natur umgehen!

Alpin-Notruf

Bergrettung 140

Europa Notruf 112

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-3°C
at noon
-2°C
in the evening
-4°C
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
in the morning
-6°C
at noon
-2°C
in the evening
-5°C
Light snowfall ending in the morning, then slowly becoming sunny during the day.
in the morning
-7°C
at noon
3°C
in the evening
-1°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.

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