Barefoot on the mountain. | © Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal Barefoot on the mountain. | © Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal

Summit-Barefoot-Path Riesneralm

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The first european summit-barefoot-path from the Hochsitz Riesneralm to the  Riesner Krispen in Donnersbachwald.
With uniqueness in the european alpine region, the Riesneralm attracts people who love the nature and the mountains. To feel the mountain with one’s own feet might not be that common, but all the more, this unique way to the summit opens new spaces for finding meaning.

Spruce cones, wood chips, bark mulch, granite slabs to torrent rubble, wood in all different kinds,...  everything is integrated. Altogether 19 stations promise a pleasant foot reflexology and an inspiring vitalisation of the senses.

Walking time, depending on the pleasure, but at least 20 minutes. 

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
0,7 km
Route
0:45 h
Duration
127 hm
Ascent
25 hm
Descent
1922 m
Highest point
1794 m
Lowest point

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More information

Donnersbachwald; chair lift to the Rieneralm
From the base station Riesneralm we come to the Hochsitz with two chairlifts. From here, the path leads in flat serpentines directly to the summit cross of the Riesner Krispen (1922m) with a length of approximately 700m.
Base station Riesneralm
Safety information

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

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What the weather will be like

Irdning-Donnersbachtal (665m)

Morning
2°C
0%
2 km/h
Noon
12°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
6°C
0%
2 km/h
Sunny and cloudy periods will alternate throughout the day.
Morning
2°C
0%
1 km/h
Noon
13°C
0%
2 km/h
Night
9°C
10%
3 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
20.10.2021
5°C 19°C
21.10.2021
7°C 14°C
22.10.2021
4°C 10°C

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