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Hochtor - via Hesshütte and Josefinensteig

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The Josefinensteig runs west of the Hesshütte through a mountain pine belt and a scree pass. Ascent via the partially secured south-east ridge. Sure-footedness and mountain experience are absolutely necessary!
difficult
Distance 13.3 km
8:00 h
1,495 m
1,495 m
2,362 m
868 m
The Hochtor is the highest point of the Gesaeuse mountains and conquering this majesty is the goal of many mountaineers. However, one should be absolutely sure-footed and free from giddiness and also be in good physical condition.

RECOMMENDATION: with mountain guide

Author’s recommendation

possibly stay overnight in the Hess hut and start freshly rested in the morning
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: March 19, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
Hochtor, 2.369 m, 2,362 m
Lowest point
GH Kölblwirt, 868 m
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Safety information

ONLY RECOMMENDED WITH MOUNTAIN GUIDE!

Absolute surefootedness and complete freedom from vertigo are absolutely necessary. Climbing experience is useful, insured passages must also be mastered in the descent.

Tips and hints

www.hesshuette.at

www.gesaeuse.at

www.koelblwirt.at

 

Start

GH Kölblwirt, Johnsbach (869 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.531080, 14.616610
DMS
47°31'51.9"N 14°36'59.8"E
UTM
33T 471142 5264255
w3w 
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Destination

GH Kölblwirt, Johnsbach

Turn-by-turn directions

we start the tour at the Kölblwirt and hike past the waterfall up to the Koderalm and over the Stadlalm up to the Heßhütte. The best thing now is to rely on our mountain guide, who will guide us safely over the Josefinensteig, which is only secured with ropes in particularly difficult places, up to the highest peak of the Gesaeuse mountains at 2,369 m. The view makes us forget the sweaty ascent. For the descent we choose the path over the "snow hole", here too, surefootedness is required and in some places it is said: No stumbling! Slowly we dive back into the high forest and at the Untere Koderalm we meet again on trail nr. 601, our ascent path. From here it is only a pleasant mountain walk until we finally arrive at the Kölblwirt in the restaurant garden.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.oebb.at

www.busbahnbim.at

 

Getting there

Gesäusebundesstraße B 146 junction Johnsbach, 7 km country road to Johnsbach until GH Kölblwirt

Parking

next to GH Kölblwirt

Coordinates

DD
47.531080, 14.616610
DMS
47°31'51.9"N 14°36'59.8"E
UTM
33T 471142 5264255
w3w 
///grumpy.burnt.shaded
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

 

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

 

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000

http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map, sun protection, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather. Mobile phone for emergency calls. Do not forget your sleeping bag for the overnight stay in the huts!  As little as possible, as much as necessary

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Rating

4.9
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Daniel Kubera 
May 11, 2020 · Community
Landschaftlich herrliche Tour im wunderschönen Gesäuse. Das Hochtor ist einfach ein genialer Aussichtsberg. Hier findet ihr den kompletten Tourenbericht meiner Hochtor Besteigung.
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When did you do this route? August 31, 2019
Photo: Daniel Kubera, Community
Photo: Daniel Kubera, Community
Photo: Daniel Kubera, Community
Photo: Daniel Kubera, Community
GIPFEL Schoki 
July 30, 2018 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour, abwechslungsreich und die Heßhütte eine Einkehr wert!
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Manfred Gugler
September 11, 2017 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
Großartige alpine Tour mit grandiosen Tiefblicken. Unbedingt empfehlenswert für jeden Bergsteiger, der anspruchsvolle und lange Anstiege liebt. Sehr anstrengend als Tagestour! (1650 HM, 9 Std.)
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When did you do this route? September 09, 2017
Hochtor-Gipfel
Photo: Manfred Gugler, ÖAV Sektion Wiener Neustadt
Photo: Manfred Gugler, ÖAV Sektion Wiener Neustadt
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,495 m
Descent
1,495 m
Highest point
2,362 m
Lowest point
868 m
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