Dachstein Randkluft

Via ferrata Randkluft and Schulter

easy Via Ferrata

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 1.48 km
Duration: 0:50 h
Ascent: 123 m
Descent: 83 m
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The tour

In 1840, Friedrich Simony, also known as „Dachstein-Professor“, hiked from Vienna via the Salzkammergut up to the Hoher Gjaidstein. From up there, he admired the Hallstatt glacier and the Dachstein. On September 8, 1842, he reached the Dachstein summit for the very first time. Simony considered climbing its rock walls to be “quite hideous”. Without further ado, Simony wrote: “May a friend of the alpine regions and of considerable wealth be found and sacrifice a small sum to make it accessible.” With this letter he began to collect money from his sponsors and the wealthy Bad Ischl spa guests. With 260 gulden, his personal guide Wallner worked in iron pegs, stemples and handrails, he carved footholds and added 80 fathom long, thick rope as climbing aid. On August 27, 1843, the first via ferrata of the Alps was accomplished. On September 16, 1843, Friedrich Simony scaled the Dachstein via this via ferrata and stayed overnight on the mountaintop.

Turn-by-turn directions

Approach: From the Dachstein gondola top station hike over to the Seethaler hut. The ascent across the Schulter begins near to the hut, to get to the Randkluft route, you have to scramble for further 30 minutes beneath the rock walls.

Descent: The shortest descent is the route via the Randkluft. Then hike across the glacier to the gondola top station, or take the via ferrata Hunerscharte to hike back down to the valley.

 

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

Achtung: Gefahr durch Gletscherspalten beim Zu- bzw. Abstieg . Aktuelle Informationen auf www.derdachstein.at oder unter der Nummer +43 3687 22042 800.

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