Eisenkrone - crossing the Sonneck from north to south (Kufstein via ferrata – Kopfkraxen) (day 3)

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Eisenkrone - crossing the Sonneck from north to south (Kufstein via ferrata – Kopfkraxen) (day 3)

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Hans-Berger-Haus, Kufstein (936 m)Village centre, Scheffau (738 m)

Hiking

Difficult

1500 Altitude

13,0 km

2260 m

Settings

  • hard / black mountain path

Description

Day 3: crossing the Sonneck from north to south (Kufstein via ferrata – Sonneck – Kopfkraxen)

The third day begins with the approach to the Kufstein via ferrata. Start by following Bettlersteig trail 827 until you reach the fork of Güttlersteig trail 821, which you should then follow in a southerly direction. Turn left at the signpost Klettersteig and you will come to the entrance of the via ferrata within a few minutes. The difficulty levels are mainly between A and C, with a D in certain sections. The length of the via ferrata means that it should not be underestimated. Following a very steep middle section, the crowning glory of the path is an exposed crossing directly below the summit of the Unteres Gamskarköpfl (1,975 m), which is where the exit is located.
From the summit of the Unteres Gamskarköpfl, return to Güttlersteig trail 821 and walk uphill for around an hour until you reach the Sonneck mountain (2,260 m). This summit will reward you with a fantastic view. The glacier peaks in the main ridge of the Alps shine like beacons as you look south, with the shimmering Chiemsee lake visible towards the north. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Munich.
The southern descent leads you to the Wiesberg via the Kopfkraxen mountain. You then head downhill at the foot of the Sonnenstein until you reach the Kaiser-Hochalm Alpine pasture (which doesn’t feature any establishments that serve food). Continue on Adlerweg trail 821/823 until you reach the fork heading south. Passing the Kaiseralm and Hinterschiesslingalm mountain huts, you then hike through the fascinating Rehbachklamm gorge to Scheffau (745 m), the final destination of this three-day adventure in the Wilder Kaiser region.
The free “KaiserJet” bus for hikers and bathers takes you back to the bathing lake in Going, which was your original starting point.

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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