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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 "Nackter Hund" climb leads up to the 2504 m high Mitterhorn, the second highest peak in the Loferer Steinberge. From the summit you can see the main ridge of the Hohe Tauern and the Berchtesgaden mountains (via ferrata, 300 metres ascent, difficulty C/D). The “Wilder Hund” climb was constructed by the Alpinskischule Markus Hirnböck. With a difficulty grading D, the climb is a fantastic addition to climbing in the Loferer Steinberge and requires a good deal of physical fitness. Via ferrata equipment can be hired by booking in advance at the Schmidt-Zabierow Hut.

 

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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