Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesaeuse.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction into the Gesäuse
Here we do not take the direct, comfortable hiking trail to the Hess hut, but turn right towards Planspitze to add another summit storm. The path to Planspitze leads first 300 meters of altitude difference through the forest, then mostly in rocky terrain and we have to reach into the rock sometimes to overcome the altitude difference.
After we have enjoyed the view into the Gesäuse, which lies at our feet, at the summit cross, we descend over likewise very rocky terrain via the Peternscharte to the Heßhütte. There we are hosted by the host of the hut and also the overnight stay in the hut is recommendable after the meters of altitude we already have in our legs today.