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From the Fiderepasshütte via the Mindelheimer via ferrata

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  • Fiderepasshütte
    / Fiderepasshütte
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  • Mindelheimer Klettersteig
    / Mindelheimer Klettersteig
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  • / Nördlicher Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Im Gipfelbereich des Nördlichen Schafalpenkopfes
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  • / Eisenstufen am Nördlichen Schafalpenkopf vor einer beeindruckenden Kulisse
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  • / Blick vom Nördlichen Schafalpenkopf zur Fiderepasshütte
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  • / Am Nördlichen Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Auf dem Weg zum Mittleren Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Am Südlichen Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Grandioser Ausblick beim Abstieg vom Südlichen Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Mittlerer Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Auf dem Weg zum Mittleren Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Der Mittlere Schafalpenkopf vom Nördlichen Schafalpenkopf.
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  • / Mittlerer Schafalpenkopf
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  • / Auf dem Kemptner Köpfle
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  • / Kemptner Köpfle
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Haltestelle Schwendle Mittlerer Schafalpenkopf Untere Wiesalpe Kemptner Köpfle (2191 m) Innere Wiesalpe Fluchtalpe
This tour takes you across the jagged Mindelheimer via ferrata along the Austrian-German border.
difficult
10.6 km
5:30 h
573 m
1,503 m
Climb along the Austrian-German border over the peaks of the three Schafalpköpfe. You will be rewarded with delightful views and a varied route. The via ferrata is very popular so prepare for two-way traffic.
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Updated: October 02, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,314 m
Lowest point
1,130 m
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Rest Stop

Innere Wiesalpe
Untere Wiesalpe
Fluchtalpe
Fiderepasshütte

Safety information

Alpine experience required as well as being free from giddiness!

Tips, hints and links

Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.

Start

Riezlern (2,062 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.315414, 10.212605
DMS
47°18'55.5"N 10°12'45.4"E
UTM
32T 591644 5240928
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Destination

Mittelberg

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts after a good night on the Fiderepasshütte. From there we walk downhill to the Fiderepass and then up to the Fiderescharte. Keep to the right and after a short time you reach the ridge to the entry point. Use the help of several iron straps, while crossing a vertical draw. Climb on well secured on wire ropes. In the further course of the ridge repeatedly fuses and brackets help you to reach the Kemptner Köpfle, the fourth summit of the tour. From there walk down to the Kemptner Scharte (saddle). It is always worth a short trip (10 min.) to the Mindelheimer hut. Back at the Kemptner Scharte, serpentines take you down to a plateau and further down to the Fluchtalpe, another possibility for refreshments. From here a wider footpath through the two Wiesalpen takes you to Höfle and to the bus stop.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Leave the car where it is!

The Fiderepasshütte is only accessible on foot. The Walserbus is a convenient transport mode at the end point: Line 1 from the bus stop "Bödmen" in the direction of Baad or Riezlern.

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

The Kleinwalsertal valley is located in the north-east of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and can only be reached by road via Oberstdorf (Germany/Bayern). The main part of Austria can only be reached directly by foot or by taking a detour via Allgäu. You do not need an autobahn badge to drive into the valley. Please ensure that you have suitable tyres in winter. In Austria, winter tyres (min. 4mm, M S) are obligatory on snow-covered roads from 1 November to 15 April.

Coordinates

DD
47.315414, 10.212605
DMS
47°18'55.5"N 10°12'45.4"E
UTM
32T 591644 5240928
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Complete via ferrata equipment (climbing harness, via ferrata kit, helmet), sturdy shoes, food supplies, weather-proof clothing.

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Reviews

4.3
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Joerg Maedler
August 13, 2018 · Community
Atemberaubende Tour!
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Christo Hutschel
January 20, 2016 · Community
Der Mindelheimer Klettersteig verläuft in interessanter Routenführung - meist exakt an der deutsch-österreichischen Grenze - über den wild zerklüfteten Gipfelgrat der drei Schafalpenköpfe. Der 1975 errichtete Klettersteig lässt aufgrund seiner interessanten und abwechslungsreichen Passagen auch verwöhnte Klettersteiggeher auf ihre Rechnung kommen. Die tolle Aussicht und die anregend ausgesetzten Einzelstellen lassen eine Begehung zu einer alpin angehauchten Bergtour werden. Da der Klettersteig sehr beliebt ist und in beiden Richtungen begangen wird, ist untertags mit starkem Gegenverkehr zu rechnen. Wenn dir das kleine Video Dir gefällt - bitte teilen. Dankeschön. http://youtu.be/1vmWp3L24BQ
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Hans-Peter Kasa
July 19, 2015 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, wenn man vor 6:00 Uhr los geht schafft man es in 3:30 Std. Insgesamt sollte man eine gute Kondition mirbringen, keine Tour für Gelegenheitswanderer! Auch der Abstieg nach Hirschegg zieht schon ein wenig!
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Sonnenaufgang an der Fiedepasshütte
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Blick zum Klettersteig
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Blick zur Fiederpasshütte
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Landsberger Hütte
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Sonnenaufgang an der Fiedepasshütte
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Reviews
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
573 m
Descent
1,503 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Exposed sections Secured passages Scrambling required Ridge traverse

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