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Scheffauer summit tour

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Scheffauer summit tour

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Hiking starting point Bärnstatt, Scheffau (920 m)Hiking starting point Bärnstatt, Scheffau (920 m)

Hiking

Difficult

7:00 h

1190 Altitude

7,8 km

2111 m

Settings

  • hard / black mountain path

Description

Ascent:
Depart from the hiking starting point by taking the forest road (barriers), always following the signs for “Steiner-Hochalm” or the “Scheffauer”. After a good half an hour of hiking, you will come to the Steiner-Hochalm mountain hut (1,257 m). You should then head uphill on the narrow trail, passing through open meadows and then the thin deciduous forest before crossing the large field of scree until you reach the “Scheffauer” turnoff. The terrain becomes more demanding as of this point, leading up through steep fields of mountain pine and steep rocky sections until you come to the ridge (the key part known as the “Wasserloch” is secured with steel rope). Continue west along the summit ridge for around 10 minutes via the “Kegelbahn” section to reach the summit and its wonderful view.

Descent:
as ascent

Variant:
descent via the north side of the Scheffauer to the Kaindlhütte mountain hut, 1,318 m. This route takes you along the Widauersteig trail (largely secured with steel rope), which requires absolute surefootedness and a good head for heights. You should then continue via the Walleralm Alpine pasture, making a large bend around the Scheffauer to reach the Hintersteiner See lake before returning to the car park. This extends the tour by around 3 hours!

Informations

  • From end of May to end of October
  • The composition of the trail varies between forest road, trail, meadow path, gravel, forest trail, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes.
  • Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash; helmet
  • Arrival:
    Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, take the exit to Scheffau and drive through the village as you continue in the direction of the Hintersteiner See. You will reach the hiking starting point immediately after St. Leonhard Kapelle chapel on the right-hand side (diagonally opposite the Gasthaus Bärnstatt inn).

    Parking:
    Car park at Bärnstatt hiking starting point, Scheffau (920 m) – pay & display

    Public transport:
    Go to KaiserJet/Postbus stop “Scheffau Dorf”, then ride the Hintersteiner See lake bus to “Bärnstatt”.
    More information on www.wilderkaiser.info

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Bärnstatt

Bärnstatt

Bärnstatt

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 5358 8113

Steiner Hochalm

Steiner Hochalm

Steiner Hochalm

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

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