This summit hike lends itself well as a short morning or afternoon hike. On the summit, surefootedness and a head for heights are a must. The views from the Krahbergzinken are unforgettable.
This summer tour is an ideal half-day programme. Surefootedness and a head for heights are required around the summit. The view from Krahbergzinken is unforgettable. On the way back an alternative via the Planai summit is possible.
mountain trail through switchbacks to the summit, short stretch of forest path
Schladminger Hütte, Schafalm, Planaihof
Traversing from the lower peak to the summit cross requires caution – though it is well secured.
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at
Take Planai cable-car from Schladming to the top of Planai. It is also possible to reach the trail head by car via the Planaistraße toll road.
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car.