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Via Ferrata Gjaidstein

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This is a very beautiful, not too difficult summit path, well protected by steel cables.
easy
Distance 1.8 km
0:45 h
161 m
73 m
2,766 m
2,629 m

The top of Gjaidsteinis one of the best viewpoints accessible from the Dachstein Gondola. Walk along the ridge’s well-secured rocky passages, enjoying great panoramic views of the Dachstein, Koppenkarstein, the lake area to the north of the Dachstein massif and, the Am Stein high plateau.

 

 

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Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
A/B easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,766 m
Lowest point
2,629 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
0:15 h
Climbing length
200 m, 0:45 h
Descent
1:00 h

Rest Stop

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

www.ramsau.com

Start

Summit station Dachstein glacier (2,678 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Schedule of the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe: www.rvb.at

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.

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.

Parking

Parking lot at the bottom station of the Dachstein glacier

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Via ferrata equipment

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • 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.

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Rating

5.0
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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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Blick über den Steig auf den Dachsteingletscher

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Difficulty
A/B easy
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
161 m
Descent
73 m
Highest point
2,766 m
Lowest point
2,629 m
Completely cable-secured

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