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.
Rest stopsGasthof Kölblwirt
Safety informationCertain 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).
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 hintsWebcam Gscheideggkogel
Messdaten Gscheideggkogel (Schneehöhen, Windgeschwindigkeit, etc.)
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich
Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160-10
Nationalpark Gesäuse GmbH
Weng 2, AT-8913 Admont, Österreich
Tel. +43(0) 3613 211 60-20
Getting thereA9 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.
ParkingThrough 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.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSki 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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