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Gsuchmauer

Ski Touring · Gesäuse
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Wonderful ski tour in the Johnsbachtal. Very varied, beautiful ascent over forest roads, sparse forest, steep cirque and slopes, further over a flat ridge to the summit.
difficult
Distance 11.9 km
4:30 h
1,260 m
1,260 m
2,116 m
960 m
First you follow the forest road through the famous and worth seeing Ebner or Devil's Gorge. Behind the gorge, the route leads alternately through the forest and in sections again on forest roads.

At the Pfarralm, we turn left and continue into the steep cirque. Now northwards over a steep step into the cirque between Stadelfeld and Glaneggturm to the Glaneggluke and straight on through the cirque to the flat ridge. Follow this to the highest point.

Author’s recommendation

The very steep (approx. 40°) direct summit descent into the Gsuchkar is only possible in the best conditions!

 

At the starting points of the NP ski tours there are devices to check the function of your avalanche transceiver!

There are also information boards and flyers at the starting points with the exact route description!

Tour information on NP-Gesäuse

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Author
Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: December 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gsuchmauer, 2,116 m
Lowest point
Ebneralm Parkplatz, 960 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

Gasthof Kölblwirt

Safety information

Certain passages are steep and require the use of hairpin bends. 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

 

 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 Ebnerklamm (970 m)
Coordinates:
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47.526914, 14.643416
DMS
47°31'36.9"N 14°38'36.3"E
UTM
33T 473158 5263782
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Destination

Parkplatz Ebnerklamm

Turn-by-turn directions

At the beginning of the forest road and in sections in the area of the gorge, you should be prepared for rough spots that can cause unnecessary scratches on the skiing surface during the subsequent descent. First you follow the forest road through the famous and worth seeing Ebner or Devil's Gorge. Behind the gorge, the route leads over the toboggan run , soon we turn left and it goes alternately through the forest and in sections again on forest roads.

Cross the Schafhüttelgraben to the Pfarralm and continue into the steep cirque. Now turn left northwards over a steep step into the cirque between Stadelfeld and Glaneggturm into the Glaneggluke and straight on through the cirque to the flat ridge. Follow this to the highest point.

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 Ebnerklamm car park (with information boards) on the left.

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

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47.526914, 14.643416
DMS
47°31'36.9"N 14°38'36.3"E
UTM
33T 473158 5263782
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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.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,260 m
Descent
1,260 m
Highest point
2,116 m
Lowest point
960 m
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