The Skywalk via ferrata, which leads up to the mountain station on the Hunerkogel in the Dachstein region, is certainly one of the most daring via ferrata installations in the Eastern Alps. It leads almost in the fall line of the Sky Walk - a viewing platform next to the Hunerkogel mountain station - extremely exposed and spectacular directly up to the mountain station.
Distance 0.2 km
Opened in 2006 on the initiative of Karl Höflehner, the Skywalk via ferrata is certainly one of the most spectacular climbs in the Eastern Alps. Both for visitors to the Sky Walk platform next to the mountain station of the Dachstein glacier lift on the Hunerkogel and for the more extreme via ferrata climbers. Because anyone standing on the Sky Walk platform can see almost the entire upper part of the via ferrata through the window in the floor. The extremely exposed and difficult via ferrata leads upwards almost in the fall line of the Sky Walk platform. A total of 270 m of steel rope and about 60 step and grip bolts were used by the builders Prugger/Seebacher to create this bold via ferrata. The route itself runs along the south and south-east exposed wall of the Hunerkogel. Orientation is very easy, as for the greater part of the ascent, you are literally tied to the path. The demands on strength and psyche are quite high, and there is no opportunity to take a break on the Skywalk via ferrata. It is therefore advisable to take a short webbing sling with a via ferrata carabiner with you to take some of the strain off your arms.
Update: November 19, 2013
Safety informationThere is no exit from the via ferrata during the Skywalk. Only for very experienced via ferrata climbers with high arm strength and absolute freedom from vertigo. Please pay attention to weather forecasts!
Tips and hintshttp://www.ramsau.com/
Getting thereA10 to Eben im Pongau, continue in the direction of Ramsau am Dachstein, shortly before Ramsau turn left via the toll road to the Dachstein Gletscherbahn.
ParkingDachstein Glacier Lift valley station
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EquipmentVia ferrata equipment with rockfall helmet; possibly climbing shoes and additional short fixation to relieve the arms (break possibility).
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