A long approach, 350 meters of altitude on the first five kilometers and technically as well as conditionally crisp. But at the summit it's clear what you've done it for: this amazing view over the Wölzer Tauern.
Distance 20.7 km
Highest point2,375 m
Lowest point1,057 m
If you want to dive deep into the mountain world of the Wölzer Tauern, you have a perfect goal with the Hochweberspitze in Donnersbachwald, but it needs to be worked hard beforehand. The very long approach and the technical difficulties on the summit ridge require stamina, climbing skills and some experience. The last steep step and the summit ridge can be heavily blown off and in this case can only be mastered with crampons. And even if the snow quality should not be the best, this is countered by a mountain and landscape experience that compensates you for all that.
Mountain sports and the assessment of the situation on site are - even more so in winter - primarily subject to personal responsibility. Tourism associations or avalanche warning services do not assume any liability based on the information provided.
Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.
Sport Scherz At Riesneralm, Planneralm and in Wörschach +43 (0)3682 22383 sport-scherz.at
From the barrier you start on a flat forest road in the direction of Riedleralm. You can expect a very flat 2.7 km to the Riedleralm. Now you follow the left forest road and turn right after about 200 meters - so you avoid the wildlife feeding. Afterwards, again on the forest road, you will pass the Beireut Alm. One kilometer after the mountain pasture, keep to the right and stay on the forest road for another 2.3 kilometers. On your right is now an open forest area, over which you climb to a flat ground. Below the Schattenkogel again to the right, you climb in hairpin bends up to the first ground at 1850 meters above sea level. Now, keeping to the right, you bypass the steep step in front of you and track flat towards the south. The second steep step can be bypassed on the right in icy conditions. Steepening you climb up to the ski depot - depending on snow conditions - at about 2280 meters. Do not lay the ascent track too far to the south. There is usually a very large cornice that is not immediately visible. From the ski depot it's now an easy, but exposed climb to the summit. Here crampons may be necessary.
The descent is the same as the ascent.
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Unfortunately, there is no public transport to the starting point of the ski tour.
From the Ennstalbundesstraße (B320) turn off at the Trautenfels junction in the direction of Irdning, Donnersbach, Donnersbachwald. Through the village of Donnersbach and another 12 km to Donnersbachwald. Past the Riesneralm and about 3.5 km to Hinterwald to the barrier Riedleralm.
Approx. 10 parking spaces next to the road just before the timber yard. Larger groups please park at the Riesneralm parking lot and drive to the starting point with as few cars as possible. Do not park at the timber yard!
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Hike & Bike Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at the tourist offices of Berg & Tal.
Servus Roland, coole Tour - auch schon gemacht. Wie sind die Verhältnisse zur Zeit? Cha. M.
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January 15, 2021
Servus Charly, ja danke. Verhältnisse momentan sind ganz okay. War nicht am Hochweber aber in der Gegend unterwegs. Mit dem jetzigen Neuschneezuwachs und den Windverfrachtungen sind die Verhältnisse sicherlich um einiges heikler und mit Vorsicht zu genießen. SG Roland