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Blaseneck

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The Blaseneck is a real classic. Who hasn't heard of the Ploden Alm at the foot of the Blaseneck? Situated on the south side of the valley, the summit offers wonderful, shady slopes that provide powder enjoyment for a long time.  The Blaseneck very often lives up to its name as a cold wind "blows" around your ears at the summit.
moderate
Distance 11.2 km
3:00 h
882 m
882 m
1,954 m
1,072 m
The Blaseneck is an alternative to the Leobner, but is still visited by many ski tourers on nice weekends. During the week, you are usually almost completely alone here and can enjoy the view.

The ascent via the forest paths to the Plodenalm is leisurely. From the alpine pasture, the route goes uphill through the north-facing ditch. On the ridge you have a good view of the inconspicuous summit cross. Choose the descent depending on your experience in the ascent track and oncoming traffic. Located on the edge of the Gesäuse in the Eisenerzer Alps, the Blaseneck is one of the most beautiful ski touring mountains. In the upper area, there are several downhill options on the north side.

Author’s recommendation

From the Blaseneck you can descend via the Plodenalm directly to the Johnsbach ski lift and get a few more turns on the slopes there. If you don't want to drive up to the car park, you can start directly at the Kölblwirt on the Blaseneck. Through the Sebringgraben to the summit and back again via the Ploden and the T-bar lift. A special variant.
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Author
Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: November 18, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gipfel Blaseneck, 1,954 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Gscheidegger, 1,072 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Forested/wild trail 63.78%Unknown 36.21%
Forested/wild trail
7.1 km
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4.1 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Kölblwirt

Safety information

Certain passages are steep and require the use of hairpin bends. And despite the low altitude and the route through the forest, it is imperative that you observe the avalanche warning levels!

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

 

Safety in alpine terrain

The usual dangers of the mountains - falling rocks, weather-related falls, danger of falling - are exacerbated in winter above all by the danger of avalanches. This poses a challenge for beginners and professionals alike. Being able to assess the avalanche situation requires thorough preparation and years of experience. Therefore, please observe the principles of safe touring. Indispensable are in any case:

 

Good tour planning (route, avalanche situation report, weather report, weather stations).

Complete equipment

Stay on the route

Minimising the risk

Respect for the rules of nature conservation and thus protect the sensitive nature in the Gesäuse National Park!

Tips and hints

Webcam Gscheideggkogel

Messdaten Gscheideggkogel (Schneehöhen, Windgeschwindigkeit, etc.)

 

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160-10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at 

www.gesaeuse.at

 

Nationalpark Gesäuse GmbH

Weng 2, AT-8913 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43(0) 3613 211 60-20

Email: info@nationalpark-gesaeuse.at

www.nationalpark-gesaeuse.at

Start

Parkplatz Zeiringeralm (1,072 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.522500, 14.654625
DMS
47°31'21.0"N 14°39'16.6"E
UTM
33T 473999 5263288
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Destination

Parkplatz Zeiringeralm

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins at the car park of the Zeiringeralm (Johnsbacher Almenrunde), where the information boards clearly present the upcoming tour. From the car park, follow the forest road in a southerly direction. Past the signposted turn-off to the Zeiringeralm, which is soon after the car park, the ascent track leads along the snow-covered forest road along the Johnsbach to the crossroads with the signpost to Ploden. The forest road now takes us up to the Breitenbergeralm at the foot of the Ploden. The path continues uphill across flat alpine meadows to a short steep step with a subsequent hollow, which we overcome.

Here we keep to the right to reach the summit slope via a ridge. We climb steeply over the ridge to the summit with its fantastic view - the mountains of the Gesäuse to the north and the Niedere Tauern to the south. The descent is identical to the ascent route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.oebb.at

www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

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

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

A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there south through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there take the B146 in a westerly direction to the Gesäuse.

 

In the National Park there is only one intersection worth mentioning, namely the one into the Johnsbachtal (coming from Admont after approx. 11 km and coming from Hieflau after approx. 15 km). Follow this road (L743) about 10 km into the valley. Go through Johnsbach past the famous Kölbwirt inn until you reach the Zeiringeralm car park (with information boards) at the end of the road on the left after the Ebnerklamm car park.

Parking

Through Johnsbach past the famous Kölbwirt inn until you reach the Zeiringeralm car park (with information boards) at the end of the road on the left after the Ebnerklamm car park. 

Coordinates

DD
47.522500, 14.654625
DMS
47°31'21.0"N 14°39'16.6"E
UTM
33T 473999 5263288
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Carto.at Wander- Rad- & Skitourenkarte Nr 801 "Nationalpark Gesäuse", 1: 35 000

Kompass Karten "Nationalpark Gesäuse" Nr. 206, M 1 : 25 000

Alpenvereinskarte - Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen, Blatt 16. 1 :25 000

Equipment

Ski touring and avalanche equipment, as well as a ski touring backpack with appropriate contents (water bottle, hiking map, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change in the weather.

 

Certain passages are steep and require the use of hairpin bends. And despite the low altitude and the route through the forest, it is imperative that you observe the avalanche warning levels!


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
882 m
Descent
882 m
Highest point
1,954 m
Lowest point
1,072 m
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