Kaiserkrone - alternative route descent via Schleier Waterfall

Kaiserkrone - alternative route descent via Schleier Waterfall

Kaiserkrone - alternative route descent via Schleier Waterfall


At the first turnoff after the Granderalm mountain hut, take path 819/824 heading south towards the Schleier Waterfall. After crossing a brief exposed section, you will need to climb down via a rigid ladder around six metres in length. This is followed by a steep descent through the forest until you reach the nature and climbing oasis that is the Schleier Waterfall.
You will be able to enjoy the soothing rushing of the water and also watch some climbers in action on the rock faces if you’re lucky.
Heading from the Schleier Waterfall, walk along the path and subsequently take forest road 818 heading south to the hiking starting point Hüttling in Going.

Requirements: surefootedness and a good head for heights (long ladder)!

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  • The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, paths, meadow and forest trails, rocky passages - some with secured sections - and a ladder.

  • 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

    Additions for overnight stay at mountain hut:
    Mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, Alpine Club ID Card, cash, charger for mobile phone

    The hiking routes between the huts are often rather long, we recommend taking plenty of food and drink and booking your overnight stays well in advance.

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