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Scheffauer over Widauersteig

Difficulty level: A/B

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2111 m

410 m

900.0 km

Tour description

Easy via ferrata to one of the most prominent peaks in the Kaisergebirge.

From the top station of the Kaiserlift, the trail first descends into the Gaisbachgraben before heading back uphill to the Kaindlhütte. From the Kaindlhütte, head towards the Scheffauer, first across the alpine meadow, then continue through the forest. Once out of the forest at the top, you bypass the large cirque on the right, cross back to the left directly at the foot of the wall and come to the start of the via ferrata. From now on, the most difficult parts of the route are secured with wire ropes and generously equipped with stirrups. At the beginning, the route has A/B sections, some A sections and an unsecured exit via a chimney. Arrived at the crossing towards Scheffau, one goes up the last ascent to the summit via a good hiking trail on the right. 

In principle, the Widauersteig is also suitable for via ferrata beginners. The path is very well marked and well secured. Nevertheless, a head for heights and good surefootedness are required. Wearing a helmet is also recommended, as rocks can be triggered both by yourself and by other hikers.

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  • Valley station Kaiserlift (chargeable)

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