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The Skywalk via ferrata on the Hunerkogel (Dachstein)

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  • Die Bergstation am Hunerkogel mit der Aussichtsplattform Sky Walk.
    Die Bergstation am Hunerkogel mit der Aussichtsplattform Sky Walk.
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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.
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Distance 0.2 km
0:25 h
80 m
80 m
2,679 m
2,599 m
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.
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Update: November 19, 2013
Difficulty
E difficult
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Highest point
Hunerkogel (mountain station), 2,679 m
Lowest point
Access via ferrata, 2,599 m
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Cardinal direction
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Path 41.74%Trackless 58.25%
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Safety information

There 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!

http://www.wetter.at/

Tips and hints

http://www.ramsau.com/

http://www.planai.at/dachstein/index.php

Glacier restaurant at Hunerkogel

Alpengasthof Hunerkogel at the valley station

http://www.wetter.at/

Start

Hunerkogel mountain station (2,679 m)
Coordinates:
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47.467673, 13.626266
DMS
47°28'03.6"N 13°37'34.6"E
UTM
33T 396476 5258051
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Turn-by-turn directions

Access:

We start at the mountain station of the Dachstein glacier cable car on the Hunerkogel at 2687m. We either take the short via ferrata (50 metres in altitude, B/C) eastwards down to the material cable car and then descend briefly to the Hunerscharte, or we cross the uppermost part of the Schladminger Glacier in an arc on foot towards the Hunerscharte (2602 m). From the Hunerscharte we descend via the Hunerschartensteig (secured, A/B) in a southerly direction to the junction with the Skywalk via ferrata (altitude of entry: 2565 m).

Route:

After the junction from the Hunertschartensteig, we turn in a north-westerly direction and embark on a long traverse (initially A, later B/C). At the end of the traverse, a very steep pillar awaits us (D). At its upper end (D/E) we reach a slab traverse (D). This leads us to a cracked wall passage (D). After this passage, we struggle up an overhanging pillar (E) and reach the final wall (D) and the exit (C, B) right next to the mountain station.

Descent:

As we get off the via ferrata right at the mountain station, the descent is not necessary for all those who take the train back down.

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Public transport

By train to Schladming, continue by bus

Getting there

A10 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.

Parking

Dachstein Glacier Lift valley station

Coordinates

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47.467673, 13.626266
DMS
47°28'03.6"N 13°37'34.6"E
UTM
33T 396476 5258051
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Equipment

Via ferrata equipment with rockfall helmet; possibly climbing shoes and additional short fixation to relieve the arms (break possibility).

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language for the translation


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Difficulty
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Distance
0.2 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
80 m
Highest point
2,679 m
Lowest point
2,599 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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