Ferrata lovers can descend via the Jungfernsteig to the Admonterhaus and make a small round tour.
Rest StopGrabneralm, 1.395 m
Safety informationAbsolute surefootedness and complete freedom from vertigo are absolutely necessary. Climbing experience is useful, the Jungfernsteig is a via ferrata with A/B difficulty and the whole tour excluding the via ferrata is technically easy.
Mountain rescue emergency call: 140
Getting thereA9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont. At the roundabout on the left side of the river Enns take the 3rd exit onto the Buchauer Bundesstraße B117 towards Weng and follow this road for about 5 km until you reach the Buchauer Sattel.
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via B146 in western direction through the Gesäuse to Admont. After the north-south main road through the village, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout in the direction of Weng and follow this road (B117) for about 5 km until you reach the Buchauer Sattel.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction through the Gesäuse to Admont. After the north-south main road through the village, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout in the direction of Weng and follow this road (B117) for about 5 km, you will find yourself on the Buchauer Sattel.
ParkingA free parking lot with information boards is located directly at the Buchauer Sattel on the left side of the road (coming from Admont).
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EquipmentHiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather.
ad. Via ferrata variant: Via ferrata set and rockfall helmet for the ascent of the Jungfernsteig.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.