Via Ferrata Gjaidstein
This is a very beautiful, not too difficult summit path, well protected by steel cables.
Very beautiful, easy and well-secured summit ascent to one of most scenic lookout points close to the Dachstein cable car. The via ferrata leads you along the mostly not-too-steepsouth ridge of the Hoher Gjaidstein in the process. The ridge hike to the Kleiner Gjaidstein is eas,with some passages providing permanent safety features.
Due to the short hike from the mountain station of the Dachstein cable car along with the minimal technical difficulty, also highly suited for beginners and childern. However, please bear in mind the elevation (ca. 3000 m above sea level) and risk of thunderstorms.
Arriving from the west:
From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.
Arriving from the north:
From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.
Access: Take the short hike down across the glacier from the top of the Dachstein Gondola to Gjaidstein’s entry point. Pass the mountain rescue hut to get to the start of the secured climbing path.
Descent: Identical with the ascent.
Gjaidstein | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein | Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
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What the weather will be like
Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Variable cloudiness with long sunny periods and a chance of showers around noon.
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