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Via Ferratas in the Salzburger Saalachtal

On Nine Iron Paths to the Peaks

6 via ferratas of all difficulties await you in the Salzburger Saalachtal. 3 via ferratas are found in the mountain climbers' village of Weißbach in the valley. Two routes as well as a climbing school are found in the Loferer Steinberge and one is situated in the Reiter Steinberge. You can choose the ideal route of a suitable difficulty level depending on your own experience and stamina.  

 

 

Via Ferratas in Weißbach

The 3 Gämse (chamois) make up the trio of via ferratas in the mountain climbers' village of Weißbach. The beginners' via ferrata „Zahme Gams“(difficulty B-C) gives you a taste for the sport. The „Weiße Gams“, (difficulty D), requires more ability while the „Wilde Gams“ (difficulty E-F) is only suitable for via ferrata experts. It is one of the most difficult routes in the whole of Austria.

 

 

Zahme Gams
Zahme Gams

Difficulty: B-C (Easy-Moderate)

Duration: approx. 60 min.

Altitude: 110 metres

 

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Weiße Gams
Weiße Gams

Difficulty: D (Moderate-Difficult)

Duration: approx. 50 min.

Altitude: 130 metres

 

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Wilde Gams
Wilde Gams

Difficulty: E/F (Very Difficult)

Duration: approx. 70 min.

Altitude: 110 metres

 

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Via ferratas in the Loferer Steinberge

The high alpine via ferratas Nackter Hund and Wilder Hund  are found in the Loferer Steinberge. They are graded difficulty D and require good physical fitness.

 

 

Nackter Hund
Nackter Hund

Difficulty: D (Difficult)

Duration: approx. 7,5h. (Way up 3,5h | Way down 3h | Via ferrata 1h)

Altitude: 150 metres

 

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Wilder Hund
Wilder Hund

Difficulty: C (Moderate-Difficult)

Duration: approx. 70min.

Altitude: 160 metres

 

 

 

 

Climbing School in the Loferer Steinberge

There is a training area for beginners near the Schmidt-Zabierow Hut with three short via ferratas from difficulty A  up to E. In addition there is also an exciting ropeway offering a real thrill in the Steinberge.

 

 

Climbing School
Climbing School

Difficulty: A-E (Easy-Moderate/Difficult)

Duration: approx. 35min.

Altitude: 45 metres

 

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Via Ferratas in the Reither Steinberge 

The via ferrata Wagendrischlhorn is found in the Reiter Steinberge. To reach the via ferrata an ascent of around 1000 m awaits but then you will be rewarded with a short via ferrata (difficulty B/C) and first class visibility far into the distance.

 

 

Wagendrischlhorn
Wagendrischlhorn

Difficulty: B/C (Moderate-Difficult)

Duration: approx. 5,5h. (Way up 2,5h | Way down 2,5h | Via ferrata 0,5h)

Altitude: 45 metres

 

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You can find more Via Ferratas in the Bergsportregion Steinberge here: Climbers Paradise

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