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Via the waterfall path and the Planspitze to the Hesshütte

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Via the Klettsteig passages of the waterfall path and the Kölblplan you cross the Planspitze. On the descent the path leads to the famous Heßhütt
difficult
Distance 7.4 km
8:13 h
418 m
418 m
2,082 m
576 m
connection of the Gesaeuse classic "Waterfall Trail - Heßhütte" with a summit tour

Author’s recommendation

spend the night at the Hess hut and the next day, before descending into the valley, join the Zinödl panorama trail (3 hours).
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: March 18, 2021
Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
Planspitze, 2,082 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Kummerbrücke, 576 m
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Safety information

The best way to pass the waterfall path is uphill, take special care when wet!

On the way to the Planspitze surefootedness is required, maby  book a mountain guide.

Tips and hints

www.hesshuette.at

www.gesaeuse.at

www.johnsbach.at

 

Start

Parkplatz Kummerbrücke (1,695 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.561090, 14.651300
DMS
47°33'39.9"N 14°39'04.7"E
UTM
33T 473768 5267578
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Destination

Heßhütte - 1.699 m

Turn-by-turn directions

First a comfortable climb through the forest to the waterfall, then we climb up numerous iron ladders to the Ebnes- or Erbersanger.

Here we do not take the direct, comfortable hiking trail to the Hess hut, but turn right towards Planspitze to add another summit storm. The path to Planspitze leads first 300 meters of altitude difference through the forest, then mostly in rocky terrain and we have to reach into the rock sometimes to overcome the altitude difference.

After we have enjoyed the view into the Gesäuse, which lies at our feet, at the summit cross, we descend over likewise very rocky terrain via the Peternscharte to the Heßhütte. There we are hosted by the host of the hut and also the overnight stay in the hut is recommendable after the meters of altitude we already have in our legs today.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Postbus Line 912, Haltestelle Kummerbrücke (www.busbahnbim.at)

Getting there

A9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont. Via the B146 (Gesäuse Bundesstraße) coming from the west into the Gesäuse.

Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesaeuse.

A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction into the Gesäuse

Parking

A free national park parking lot with information boards is located at the Kummerbrücke about 3 km east of Gstatterboden. There is also the bus stop Gesäuse Kummerbrücke, where the bus line 912 stops.

Coordinates

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47.561090, 14.651300
DMS
47°33'39.9"N 14°39'04.7"E
UTM
33T 473768 5267578
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 206 "Nationalpark Gesäuse"

Equipment

Sturdy mountain boots or good trekking shoes,

as well as hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map,)


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Rating

4.8
(4)
Michael Mustermann 
August 23, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? August 22, 2020
Rene Kreuzer
July 05, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? June 19, 2020
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
8:13 h
Ascent
418 m
Descent
418 m
Highest point
2,082 m
Lowest point
576 m
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