Ellmauer Halt summit tour

Ellmauer Halt summit tour

Ellmauer Halt summit tour

Description

Ascent:
The normal route to the highest peak of the Kaisergebirge begins at the starting point of the hike at the Wochenbrunner Alm. Here you first follow trail 825 to the Gruttenhütte.  After a short break, you will ascend to the large gravel cirque "Hochgrubach". On the following ascent via the Gamsängersteig there is great danger from falling rocks due to mountaineers ahead. In the first section of the climb, you will cross steep, rocky and grass-interspersed, fragile terrain (scree terrain - only partially secured with steel ropes) until you reach the Jägerwand steps with over 70 treads a little below the Rote Rinnscharte passage. Afterwards, the trail leads over several rope-secured passages to a parting of the ways.  Here there are two options, once left through a narrow gorge and over a short vertical ladder or over to the right very exposed along steel cables to a rock terrace. From here you climb over more rock steps and past the Babenstuberhütte (Notbiwak) to the summit. Enjoy the fantastic 360° panorama from the highest point in the Kaisergebirge.
(Ascent from the Gruttenhütte mountain hut to the summit in about 2.5 hours).
Attention - snowfields can often be expected until well into the summer!

Descent:
as ascent

Prerequisite: No fear of heights and surefootedness as well as alpine experience and good physical condition are absolutely necessary! HELM (danger of falling rocks)
Recommendation: climbing harness & via ferrata set

TIP:
Fridays - guided tour with a state-certified mountain guide.
Details, dates and registration here.

 

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Information

  • The composition of the trail varies between trail, meadow path, gravel, forest trail, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes and short climbing sections.

  • 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 - additions if required climbing harness and via ferrata set

  • Heading from Wörgl or Kufstein on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then take the first exit at the roundabout. Drive straight on until you reach the junction (green signs - leading towards KaiserBad/Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn left here, then turn right immediately after passing the bus stop. Follow the (toll) road until you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.

    Heading from St. Johann on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then drive straight on until you reach the junction (green signs – leading towards KaiserBad/Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn right here, then turn right again immediately after passing the bus stop. Follow the (toll) road until you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.

  • Wochenbrunner Alm mountain hut, Ellmau (1,085 m) – free car park (toll road)

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