Tip for day 1:
From Neualm you can include Keinprechthütte chalet into your tour - additional walking time: approximately 3 hours.
Tip for day 2:
From Giglachseen lake you can reach the remains of historic miners' housing at Vetternkar cirque - additional walking time: approximately 2 hours.
Tip for day 3:
The last remaining nickel smelting furnace of the Eastern Alps is located in Hopfriesen. The furnace is open as nickel museum on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
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
From the valley head at Eschachalm further into Obertal the landowners do not allow to bring along dogs.
If you are one of the toughest ones and go swimming in the lake, be considerate of the fish in the lake and avoid, for example, stirring up dust. In addition, please do not go into the water with sunscreen, as this can upset the sensitive ecology of the lake.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about the hike: www.wildewasser.com
Getting thereFrom Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards Untertal. In the village of Untertal turn right onto Obertalstraße road and continue to Eschachalm.
ParkingParking is available at the trail heads Eschachalm and Hopfriesen. For the multiple-day tour we recommend to park in the parking garage at WM-Park Planai and take the bus to Obertal from there.
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Author’s map recommendations
Anckle high hiking boots recommended.
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.
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