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Mountain tour on the Loser

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A mountainous circular hike to the local mountain of Altaussee, which offers wonderful views as far as the Hohe Tauern, the Dachstein and the Tote Gebirge.
Open
moderate
Distance 5.1 km
3:40 h
877 m
886 m
1,820 m
1,485 m
From the alpine pastures near the Augstsee to the karst terrain, everything is inside on this tour. An encounter with a flock of sheep on the Loser summit is quite possible. The round tour can of course be tackled clockwise or counter-clockwise. For those who are not quite free from giddiness, the ascent from the eastern shore of the Augstsee is more recommended, i.e. counterclockwise.

Author’s recommendation

An ascent to the Loser summit through the so-called "Loser-Törl" is a special tour. Accompaniment by locals who know the area is highly recommended.
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Update: June 03, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
1,485 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Forested/wild trail 2.77%Path 92.92%Unknown 4.30%
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
4.8 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

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Tips and hints

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

"Loserhütte" (1,493 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.656171, 13.783321
DMS
47°39'22.2"N 13°47'00.0"E
UTM
33T 408640 5278803
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Destination

"Loserhütte"

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot above the Loserhütte, walk down the access road to the hut, cross the ski slope there, which is also recognizable in summer, diagonally to the west and then climb the marked path, first between the last trees of the larch stand, then in the open up the steep slope towards Loser.Here the first views are already offered down to the Augstalm below the enormous avalanche obstructions, to the Altausseer lake and beyond.

 

Once at the top of the saddle, you reach a fork in the road. Keep to the left and hike towards the Loser summit. Before you reach the summit cross, you will see cascade-like rock formations below the path. The path through the "Loser-Törl" leads up here from below. The summit is reached.

After the enjoyable summit rest, you descend the same path again to the previously mentioned fork, but now go straight along the mountain ridge in the direction of Hochanger. Soon you reach the Loserfenster, an interesting rock formation.

 

One looks through the window down to the Gschwandalm and on the opposite side to the Schönberg. Afterwards, the path leads above the top station of the Loserfenster lift over very rocky karst terrain in the direction of Atterkogel and a little later very steeply down to the right to Augstsee.

 

From here you can again enjoy the views into the Tote Gebirge. From the lift station there is the possibility to use a not so steep path to the Augstsee. Arrived at the lake, a cooling bath is announced, or at least the feet can rest. Then you descend to the mountain restaurant "Loseralm" and hike below the pine-covered rock walls in a westerly direction to the valley station of the chair lift. Below this station you are already back at the solar panels of the solar power plant and thus at the parking lot.

A stop on the terrace of the Loserhütte is definitely recommended, not only because of the excellent cream slices, but also because of the wonderful view.

 

Note


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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 charge on the Loser!

Coordinates

DD
47.656171, 13.783321
DMS
47°39'22.2"N 13°47'00.0"E
UTM
33T 408640 5278803
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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

4.7
(3)
Hans-Peter Kranewitter
May 25, 2021 · Community
Unsere Lieblingstour „Revival“ nach mehreren Jahren „Abstinenz“ mit unseren 2 fünfjährigen Bergziegen 🤣
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When did you do this route? July 16, 2017
Photo: Hans-Peter Kranewitter, Community
Hedwig Mellem
August 28, 2020 · Community
Photo: Hedwig Mellem, Community
J B
June 20, 2019 · Community
Wie sieht’s mit den Bedingungen momentan aus ? Viele Schneefelder ?
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Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
877 m
Descent
886 m
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
1,485 m
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