This loop takes you around the valley end of Obertal. It starts at "Eschachboden", the alp/meadow at the valley head. You walk along the river, through a little forest until you reach Eschachalm inn.
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:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number
Tips and hints
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Getting thereFrom Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards the village of Untertal. In the village of Untertal make a right on Obertalstraße road and follow it to Hopfriesen and further on to the trail head at Eschachalm (about 2 kms gravel road).
ParkingParking is available directly at the trail head at Eschachalm.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentHiking or trekking shoes with grip sole, jacket.
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