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4 peaks - 1 lake at Loser

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  • Gipfelglück am Loser, Altaussee
    Gipfelglück am Loser, Altaussee
    Photo: Katrin Kerschbaumer, TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut
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The four most prominent peaks of the Loser massif can be climbed in a circular hike.
Open
difficult
Distance 8.6 km
4:30 h
811 m
812 m
1,899 m
1,551 m
On this tour you hike the four most prominent peaks of the Loser massif on an eventful round.

Author’s recommendation

Stop for refreshments at the mountain restaurant Loser-Alm or at the Loserhütte. 
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TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Update: September 14, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Bräuning Zinken, 1,899 m
Lowest point
1,551 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 15.81%Path 82.25%Unknown 1.93%
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
Path
7 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Loser-Alm
Helis Loserhütte (Alpenverein)

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Emergency message tip- Provide answers to the six W-questions:

  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Where did the accident happen? (possibly GPS coordinates)
  • Who is reporting? (callback number)
  • When did the accident happen?
  • Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

Tourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Altaussee
Fischerndorf 61
8992 Altaussee
+43 3622 716 43
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Start

Parking lot Loser-Alm (1,595 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.660731, 13.785825
DMS
47°39'38.6"N 13°47'09.0"E
UTM
33T 408836 5279307
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Destination

Parking lot Loser-Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the Loser Alm, you reach the Loser summit (1,838 meters) in about 1.5 hours. On this small plateau plateau you have an almost unlimited panoramic view of the peaks of the Tote Gebirge, almost the entire Salzkammergut, Grimming, Dachstein, Niedere and parts of the Hohe Tauern.

After a short descent to Loserboden and up again through a belt of mountain pines, you reach Hochanger (1,837 meters).

On the way to Greimuth you will probably reach one of the most famous natural phenomena on the Loser - the Loserfenster. The several meters high rock gate forms the picturesque frame for panoramic views of the Schönberg and the landscape around the Gschwandalm and the Schoßboden, which stretches under a huge rocky cliff.

Continue up behind the Augstsee lake to the saddle between Atterkogel and Greimuth. Keeping to the left, you cross a small field of mountain pines before reaching the summit pasture. The Greimuth (1,871 meters) offers views of the mighty and steep north face of the Loser.

From the Greimuth you continue to the Gschwandsattel, here you can already clearly see the summit pyramid covered with many mountain pines. At the Bräuning Zinken (1,899 meters) you are rewarded for the ascent with a magnificent panoramic view. Via the Bräuning Alm you return to the starting point.

This round can also be done in several stages and adapted in its length depending on your condition.

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Getting there

The best way to get to Altaussee is to plan with google.at/maps.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Loser Alm.  Please note the toll on the Loser!

Coordinates

DD
47.660731, 13.785825
DMS
47°39'38.6"N 13°47'09.0"E
UTM
33T 408836 5279307
w3w 
///luckiest.stilted.atlases
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the information offices in Ausseerland.

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Rating

5.0
(2)
Alois Ganser
August 26, 2019 · Community
Wunderbare Gipfelrunde im Toten Gebirge bei fantastischem Wetter
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2019
Losersüdwand
Photo: Alois Ganser, Community
Loser Gipfelkreuz mit Dachstein im Hintergrund
Photo: Alois Ganser, Community
Blick Richtung Greimuth und Schönberg
Photo: Alois Ganser, Community
Blick vom Greimuth zum Losergipfel
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
811 m
Descent
812 m
Highest point
1,899 m
Lowest point
1,551 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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