Via Ferrata Via Ferrata Irg 2 - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Via Ferrata Via Ferrata Irg 2 - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Via Ferrata Irg 2

A beautiful and lofty Via Ferrata route that is at the southeastern side of the ‘Großer Koppenkarstein’. 

For the approach from the Dachstein Mountain station, through the Rosmarie Stollen over the Edelgries Glacier, we recommend crampons in the morning (in hard snow conditions).

The route, which was constructed by Ramsau’s mountain guides, was named after the mountaineer who accomplished the first ascent of Dachstein's south face: Georg (Irg) Steiner. The constructors, under the guidance of Hans Prugger, set up a great route with good ‘changing spots’ for unclipping and re-clipping - there is either a good foothold or an iron peg.

In spring: Snowfields cover parts of the path to the entry and the descent - crampons are highly recommended.


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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
3,1 km
Route
5:30 h
Time
572 hm
Uphill
567 hm
Downhill
2865 m
Highest point

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More information

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.

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.

Access: From Dachstein Gondola’s top station, ‘Hunerkogel‘, turn eastwards towards the Hunerscharte, then across the glacier to the top of the Austriascharte ski lift. Look for the aluminium ladder behind the lift which will take you to the entrance of the Rosmarie-Stollen tunnel. The tunnel takes you to the south side. Follow the hewn out path and hike down to the upper Edelgrießgletscher. Cross below the rock walls and start to hike north at the ridge (with the stone cairn) until you reach the entry point.

Descent: Hike down along the secured west-ridge Via Ferrata to the Austriascharte and then back to Dachstein Gondola’s top station. Alternatively, descend via the Edelgrießkar.

Make lunch in the new Dachstein Gondola station.

Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.

www.via-ferrata.de

Sommerfreizeitkarte WEST - available in all information offices of the TV Schladming-Dachstein

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 14 - Dachsteingebirge

KOMPASS Karte 031 Der Dachstein, Ramsau, Filzmoos - available in Information office Ramsau am Dachstein

Klettersteige (Via Ferratas) - Atlas Österreich Schall Verlag - only in German

Via Ferratas English- TV Schladming-Dachstein (You will find the pdf file under "Klettersteige")

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

Morning
foggy
15°C
85%
0 km/h
Noon
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18°C
85%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
17°C
85%
5 km/h
Quite persistent rain, which will slow down in the afternoon.
Morning
sunny
14°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
very sunny
26°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
21°C
15%
0 km/h
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
22.07.2024
cloudy
13°C 23°C
23.07.2024
cloudy
12°C 22°C
24.07.2024
cloudy
10°C 18°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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