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Via Ferrata Gjaidstein

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  • Gjaidstein
    Gjaidstein
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This is a very beautiful, not too difficult summit path, well protected by steel cables.

easy
Distance 3.6 km
2:20 h
263 m
263 m
2,794 m
2,629 m

Very beautiful, easy and well-secured summit ascent to one of most scenic lookout points close to the Dachstein cable car. The via ferrata leads you along the mostly not-too-steepsouth ridge of the Hoher Gjaidstein in the process. The ridge hike to the Kleiner Gjaidstein is eas,with some passages providing permanent safety features.

Comments:

Due to the short hike from the mountain station of the Dachstein cable car along with the minimal technical difficulty, also highly suited for beginners and childern. However, please bear in mind the elevation (ca. 3000 m above sea level) and risk of thunderstorms.

 

 

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Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
Update: July 15, 2022
Difficulty
A/B easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hoher Gjaidstein, 2,794 m
Lowest point
2,629 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
0:10 h
Climbing length
170 m, 1:00 h
Descent
1:10 h

Track types

Path 38.93%Traces of trail 17.60%Unknown 43.44%
Path
1.4 km
Traces of trail
0.6 km
Unknown
1.6 km
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Rest stops

Dachstein Gletscherrestaurant

Safety information

Hiking Via Ferrata routes is a demanding sport in rugged terrain. For your safety, please observe the following rules: 

  • Via Ferrata routes are demanding and require a good level of fitness, no hight vertigo and sure-footedness. 
  • Always use a helmet and, a Via Ferrata kit to attach yourself to the safety rope. Many mountain rescue missions are a result of carelessness and bad weather conditions. 
  • Many routes require most of the day. When planning a tour, always include the possibility of a sudden change of weather. Be prepared: carry spare clothing and a good stock of food supplies. 
  • Always show respect towards fellow mountaineers. Inform them about possible dangers if need be. 
  • Take care of our environment. Only take photographs and memories with you - leave no trace.

 

Alpine Emergency Numbers

Mountain Rescue             140 

Euro Emergency Call       112

Tips and hints

Latest Informationen at Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.

www.via-ferrata.de

Start

Summit station Dachstein glacier (2,684 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.467677, 13.626247
DMS
47°28'03.6"N 13°37'34.5"E
UTM
33T 396475 5258052
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Destination

Summit station Dachstein glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

Access: Take the short hike down across the glacier from the top of the Dachstein Gondola to Gjaidstein’s entry point. Pass the mountain rescue hut to get to the start of the secured climbing path.

Descent: Identical with the ascent.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Arriving from the west:

From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

Arriving from the north:

From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

Parking

Parking lot at the bottom station of the Dachstein glacier cable car

Coordinates

DD
47.467677, 13.626247
DMS
47°28'03.6"N 13°37'34.5"E
UTM
33T 396475 5258052
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

 Sommerfreizeitkarte WEST - available in all information offices of the TV Schladming-Dachstein

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 14 - Dachsteingebirge

KOMPASS Karte 031 Der Dachstein, Ramsau, Filzmoos - available in Information office Ramsau am Dachstein

Equipment

Via ferrata equipment


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Rating

5.0
(3)
Karolina Offterdinger 
December 29, 2022 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
Super Tour, unkompliziert, gut gesichert und herrliche Ausblicke
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Iris H 
October 11, 2020 · Community
Gut gesicherter Steig mit wunderschönen Rundumblicken über das Dachsteinmassiv mit Weitsicht über die Alpen. Als Orientierungshilfe: Für Bergstation- Gr. Gjaidstein - Bergstation haben wir 3 1/2h gebraucht bei starken Seitenwind beim Aufstieg und ausführlicher Gipfelrast dafür mit relativ wenig Gegenverkehr. ;-)
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When did you do this route? August 27, 2020
Photo: Iris H, Community
Photo: Iris H, Community
Thomas Petzoldt 
May 27, 2017 · Community
Technisch einfacher Gratweg mit Tiefblicken. Super Aussichtspunkt mit idealem Rundumblick auf Hohen Dachstein, Gletscher, Hochbene.
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When did you do this route? July 15, 2015
Blick über den Steig auf den Dachsteingletscher
Photo: Thomas Petzoldt, Community

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Difficulty
A/B easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
263 m
Descent
263 m
Highest point
2,794 m
Lowest point
2,629 m
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