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Ridge Hike - high above the Planneralm - 1.588m

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  • / Blick auf die andere Seite ins Goldbachtal
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  • / Möglicher Abstecher zum Gipfelkreuz des Hochrettelstein
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  • / Blick zum Grimming
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  • / Der Plannersee
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  • / Der Grat
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  • / Die Planneralm ganz ruhig am Morgen
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  • / Blick in die niederen Tauern
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An alpine hike, or more accurately: a narrow, alpine trail, mostly along the ridge, over several peaks on the north-west side of the Plannerkessel.
moderate
8 km
5:30 h
660 m
660 m
The alpine hut village of the Planner Alm lies in the Planner cauldron, easily reachable via the access road from Donnersbach.  Liselotte Buchenauer found an appropriate description for this area: “The Planner Kessel has many special features, is easily reachable, the peak can be climbed with minimal elevation change, interesting stones, a lot of water and an amazing abundance of alpine flowers, amid a north-facing horseshoe of mountains that is both green and rugged.”

You climb around 400 m from the hut village to the beginning of the ridge on the Plannerknot (elev. 1,996 m).  Path No. 14 now heads south along the rocky ridge, without great hurdles along the way, past the immense red-black tower of rock.  The little trail leads up and down through impressive fields of larch to the Plannereck and onwards, always stocking to the ridge above the Plannerkessel, taking us to the Kleiner- and Grosser Rotbühel.  In the west, we overlook remote highlands including the Gullingtäler.  Below to the right lies the hut village.  At the trail crossing on the Grosser Rotbühel, the mountain crest turns west,  the trail becomes even narrower and cuts over the Gläserkoppe (elev. 1,970 m) to the last peak of this tour, the Jochspitze (elev. 2,037 m).
Caution is essential for all these trails!  From the Jochspitze, we head downhill to the Goldbachscharte, following signs down through a water-rich cirque and damp forest to the Planneralm.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Jochspitze, 2,008 m
Lowest point
Planneralm, 1,591 m
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, dangerous spots and weather forecast.
  • The Alpenverein will provide you with detailed information on "safe mountain hiking". At www.alpenverein.at you can find detailed information about it.
  • Together many things are more pleasurable and in the mountains safer at the same time. Don't do hikes alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the individual fitness of your group.
  • Let people know where you are going and by when you intend to be back. Also make sure to write your name in hut or summit books.
  • If the weather gets worse, you should turn back in time. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and keep away from single trees. Wait, if possible in a crouching position, to be safe during the thunderstorm.
  • Stay on the clearly marked paths and remember to close pasture fences when you pass them on your way.
  • The way up is only half the way. Stay attentive, especially when going downhill, to safely get back down to the valley.
  • In case of an emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue service under 140. If you have no cell phone signal, take out your sim card and dial 112.
  • If you meet cows: Walk above the herd at least 50 meters away. Stay calm, don't make hectic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and try not to stroke the animals. With a stick and loud calls, the animals can often be turned around in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify already before the hike whether you have to cross grazing areas. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure that he keeps calm. Let the dog off the leash immediately in case of a cow attack. Never pick him up to defend him.

Tips, hints and links

Safety information

Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. the landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.

If something should happen call following emergency numbers:
No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria
No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service

Start

parking area Planneralm (1,591 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.405061, 14.200335
DMS
47°24'18.2"N 14°12'01.2"E
UTM
33T 439666 5250488
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Destination

parking area Planneralm

Turn-by-turn directions

Das Almdorf der Planneralm im Plannerkessel erreichen wir leicht über die Zufahrtsstraße von Donnersbach. Von dort geht es für uns (Weg Nr. 940) 400 Höhenmeter zum Gratbeginn am Plannerknot (1996 Meter). Am Pfad Nr. 14 marschieren wir nach Süden, am Felsgrat entlang, ohne größere Schwierigkeiten. Ein Steiglein führt uns weiter zum Plannereck und von dort am Grat oberhalb des Plannerkessels entlang bis zum Kleinen- und Großen Rotbühel. Beim Wegkreuz wendet sich der Kamm nach Westen und über einen noch schmäleren Steig wandern wir über die Gläserkoppe zum letzten Gipfel dieser Tour, zur Jochspitze (2037 Meter). Von dort geht es für uns bergab zur Goldbachscharte und wir folgen der Markierung durch das Kar bis zur Planneralm.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Unfortunately there is no public transport to the Planneralm in summer. Public transport is available until Donnersbach. You can find more information at www.verbundlinie.at.

Getting there

Coming from the B320, at the crossing Trautenfels follow the signs to Irdning. Then head towards Donnersbach. In the village, turn left towards Planneralm and follow the 12 km long toll-free mountain road.

Parking

Large, free parking area directly at the Planneralm.

Coordinates

DD
47.405061, 14.200335
DMS
47°24'18.2"N 14°12'01.2"E
UTM
33T 439666 5250488
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Freizeitkarte (leisure map) (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and accommodation facilities.

SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN hiking map (1:50.000)

KOMPASS hiking map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, hiking, cycling, ski tours

Equipment

  • To put in your weatherproof backpack: Protection against sun and rain, as well as warm, windproof clothing, drinks and food, a small first aid kit, a hiking map and a fully charged mobile phone. Proper shoes are are essential of course.

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4.5
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Markus Bürger
August 02, 2018 · Community
Mit der Familie in Angriff genommen. Es war schön anstrengend aber mit wunderbaren Ausblicken. Nur den Hund mussten wir über die ein oder andere Felsspalte heben.
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Donnerstag, 2. August 2018 17:58:19
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Guenther Lorber
October 25, 2016 · Community
Eine wirklich tolle Tour mit wunderbaren Weitblick in alle Richtungen - wir haben den Tag sehr genossen!
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
660 m
Descent
660 m
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