Via Ferrata Dachstein Westridge (Westgrat) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Via Ferrata Dachstein Westridge (Westgrat) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Dachstein Westridge (Westgrat)

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A scenically beautiful, moderately difficult via ferrata in high alpine terrain with the ascent and descent over the glacier.

The Dachstein Westgrat Klettersteig up the Hoher Dachstein is often attemptedin combination with a crossing of the summit and descent via the Randkluftsteig or Schulter Klettersteig. A moderately difficult via ferrata in high-alpine terrain surrounded by extraordinarily beautiful landscapes, with access and descent across the glacier.

Comments:

Vital when crossing the glacier - dangerous crevasses - crampons and ropes are essential.


Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
6,9 km
Route
6:30 h
Time
550 hm
Uphill
300 hm
Downhill
2996 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

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. 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.

Approach:

Until just before the Seethalerhütte, then to the Steinerscharte (secured by stell cables in parts, rated up to level B), then descend on the west side to the Gosau glacier (with rungs and safety cables). From there, ascend heading south to the Obere Windluke, then left to the foot of the western ridge (start of the safety features).

Descent:

Descend via the Randkluftsteig, but only if the condition of the glacier crevasses permits. From ca. the beginning of August, you will have to descend via the Randkluftsteig and Schulteranstieg.

Alpine Crossing at Dachstein.

Latest Informationen at 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
very sunny
16°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
26°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
15%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
sunny
17°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
28°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
25%
10 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
22.06.2024
foggy
12°C 22°C
23.06.2024
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10°C 20°C
24.06.2024
sunny
9°C 22°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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