Length / Time
100meters of difference in altitude on a 400 meter long climbing route. Climbing time: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours;
3 hours incl. descent.
SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA
The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:
- Plan carefully
- Destination should correspond to personal abilities
- Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
- Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
- Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
- Partner check at the access point
- Maintain sufficient distance
- Talk clearly when overtaking someone
- Watch out for falling rocks
- Respect nature and environment
Equipment: helmet, harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes.
Tips, hints and linksMore details about climbing in Ötztal:
Getting thereObergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
Leaving behind Sölden, you follow the federal road to Obergurgl for another 30 minutes. Then you follow the Zirbenwald stone pine forest trail to Davids Hütte where you find the access point.
ParkingCar parks are available at the church (for a charge) or at the Festkogelbahn mountain gondola (for free).