Kaiserschützen via ferrata
Elevation (start): 1620 m
The Kaiserschützen via ferrata (difficulty B/C and 1+) was built in 1987 under the direction of Josef Hangl, a military mountain guide, in memory of the victims of the First and Second World Wars. The climb is special mainly because of its length and the delightful scenery. To enjoy a change from the sections secured with steel ropes, there are sections which can be walked but demand surefootedness, a good head for heights and mountain climbing experience.
Surefootedness and a good head for heights are essential!
Climbing harness, via ferrata set & helmet required!
- From the Hans-Berger-Haus follow trail no. 813 past the Mirakelbrünnl into the Unterer Scharlingerboden till you come to a signpost at the start of the Kaiserschützensteig trail (no. 820).
Approach time: about 4 hours
- Descent routes: take the same route back; or take the Gamsängsteig trail no. 813 to the Rote-Rinn-Scharte notch and then back to the Hans-Berger-Haus; or carry on along the Gamsängersteig trail heading south to the Gruttenhütte and back down into the valley to Ellmau.