Eisenkrone - crossing the Ellmauer Halt summit from south to north (Gamsängsteig trail – Kaiserschützen via ferrata) (day 2)

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Eisenkrone - crossing the Ellmauer Halt summit from south to north (Gamsängsteig trail – Kaiserschützen via ferrata) (day 2)

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Gruttenhütte, Ellmau (1,620 m)Hans-Berger-Haus or Anton-Karg-Haus

Hiking

Difficult

1100 Altitude

7,4 km

2342 m

Settings

  • hard / black mountain path

Description

Day 2: crossing the Ellmauer Halt summit from south to north (Gamsängsteig trail – Kaiserschützen via ferrata)

Day two begins with the climb to the Hochgrubach cirque, where the Gamsängsteig trail starts on its way up to the Ellmauer Halt summit (2,344 m). The somewhat twisting path leads directly to the highest peak in the Wilder Kaiser region. The crossing of the Jagerwand with its 74 stirrups is sure to stay in the memory, as will the exposed slab rock face in the upper section. After taking a break at the summit and enjoying the panoramic view, the long descent begins on the next via ferrata.

The Kaiserschützen via ferrata (path no. 820) is a long path featuring difficulty B/C, but one that also boasts wonderful scenery. It begins directly beneath the summit and heads in a northwesterly direction to a large hollow between the Ellmauer Halt and Gamshalt summits. Walkers with enough time and energy can also take on the Gamshalt (2,291 m) and/or the Kleine Halt mountain (2,116 m).

From the Kleine Halt, climb further down to the Oberer Scharlinger Boden and walk along trail 813 surrounded by rocky walls. Keep going until you reach the Hans-Berger-Haus or continue for a further 20 minutes to the Anton-Karg-Haus mountain hut. After this long day, you can refresh your feet in the ice-cold water of the Kaiserbach stream and enjoy the rest of the day on the sun terrace.

Informations

  • From June to October
  • The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, paths, meadow and forest trails, rocky passages with secured sections in some cases, and the via ferratas.
  • Rucksack, hiking/mountaineering boots, hiking gear (breathable), change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, headgear), waterproofs (hardshell), cold protection (gloves and hat), water bottle, food for eating on the way, hiking poles if desired, first aid kit, plastic bag for waste, hiking map/route description (gpx track), climbing harness, via ferrata set and helmet. Additional items for overnight stay at mountain hut: mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, ID and insurance cards (including Alpine Club ID Card), cash, charger for mobile phoneAs the hikes between the mountain huts are often extremely long, it is recommended to take sufficient food and water and to book accommodation for overnight stays in good time.

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