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Hoher Dachstein: Traversing and Tiergarten-descent

Take a gongola from Obertraun up to Krippenstein (2053m) - ski down on slopes to Gjaidalm (1739m)

Here the backcountry-skiing starts:
1) ski up to Kaserne Oberwald (military) - head south, staying east of the mountainrange connecting Taubenkogel and Niederer Gjaidstein - be aware of dolines in this area !!! - the path turns a lot and you ski up and down over little cols - usually poles show you the path which is not always evident - head on south until you reach 2150m (Niederer Gjaidstein is now west of you)
2) head SW until you reach a chair-lift - ascent to the top of the lift - you reach  Schladminger Gletscher (glacier) - ascent to the col Gjaidsteinsattel (2600m)
3) traverse Hallstättergletscher heading W to reach the foot of Hoher Dachstein at 2800m - there may be crevasses ascending to the start of the rock-part - to climb the summit (2993m) you will have to climb up snow-covered rock graded PD+/ AD-
4)Descent on Hallstättergletscher heading N to Simonyhütte (there are several ways to pass the glacier)
5) from Simonyhütte ski down to the plateau and head N to Wiesberghaus (1897m) - from Wiesberghaus ski down NW (Tiergartenabfahrt) until you reach a forest-road at 1138m - ski down the road to a parking at 600m

  • Difficulty: S2 - Easy
  • Danger/Exposure: UNKNOWN
  • Time: 06:00 hours
  • Total climb: 1300 m
  • Total elevation drop: 1300 m
  • Highest altitude: 2993 m
  • Lowest altitude: 1739 m
  • Extra gear: None
  • Lift access: No



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