Ascent: Along the street towards the mountain rescue hut. After this hut you walk on the right side through a high forest in the direction of the Kaltenbachalm. Along the summer check marks to the Mittlere Kaltenbachsee.From here on there are two possible variants. The first one is the easier one: you walk southwest-wards and pass the Obere Kaltenbachsee on the left side and across the Ertrachboden to the Deneck.The second variant would be: you walk northwest-wards towards Sonnkar to the Deneck.
Ascent: Along the Sölkpass road in the direction of the mountain rescue hut, after this right through the sparse high forest in the direction of the Kaltenbachalm. Along the summer markings to the Mittlerer Kaltenbachsee. Continue in a northwesterly direction over the saddle to Sonnkar. In a wide curve through the Sonnkar to the summit.
For the descent there are 2 variants:
Option 1: Same as ascent
Option 2: Over the Sonnkar towards Sonnkarhütte. From here in the area of the summer path in the fall line to the road.
Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. the landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.
If something should happen call following emergency numbers: No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service