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One of the classic ski tours in the rear Johnsbachtal. Via the Grössingeralm and through the Sautrog, the trail leads up to the Leobner

The view and the descent are super!

moderate
Distance 10.4 km
3:30 h
959 m
959 m
2,036 m
1,076 m
Whether you start the season with this ski tour, finish it or do it in between, it pays off every time. Many people know this, which is why you will rarely be alone. The positive thing about this fact is that you will always find a clearly visible trail and a variety of downhill, uphill and extension options. The classic route described here leads over the alpine pastures of the unmanaged Grössingeralm, through the famous Sautrog (a steep gully that is especially fun on the descent) and over the Leobnertörl  to the summit.

Author’s recommendation

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 with the exact route description at the starting points!

Toureninfos auf NP-Gesäuse

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Author
Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: November 18, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gipfel Leobner, 2,036 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Gscheidegger, 1,076 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Forested/wild trail 44.94%Path 55.05%
Forested/wild trail
4.7 km
Path
5.7 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 (1,075 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.522425, 14.655013
DMS
47°31'20.7"N 14°39'18.0"E
UTM
33T 474028 5263279
w3w 
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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 shortly before the Grössingeralm. Here you continue south and soon reach the open alpine pasture, where you can already see the downhill tracks of the other ski tourers in the deep snow. At the southern end of the alpine pasture, the terrain becomes steeper and you reach the beginning of the Sautrog, a gully about one kilometre long, where you have to climb about 400 metres in altitude. At the top you will find yourself at the Leobnertörl (1739 m), a saddle with great views of the Niedere Tauern. From here, the trail leads along the Leobner Wall in a westerly direction into the Leobnerkar, where you then go up to the Leobner with more or less hairpin bends over the eastern summit slope, depending on the route. For the descent from the summit you can either choose the ascent route, or you descend directly into the cirque and come back to the ascent track at Leobnertörl. The descent follows through the Sautrog in any case.

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
47.522425, 14.655013
DMS
47°31'20.7"N 14°39'18.0"E
UTM
33T 474028 5263279
w3w 
///rudders.rigged.forklift
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
10.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
959 m
Descent
959 m
Highest point
2,036 m
Lowest point
1,076 m
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