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Hunerkogel Tour - Hoher Dachstein

Walk through the Seethalerhütte

Petr Liška
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Hunerkogel Tour - Hoher Dachstein
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From the cable car leading to the Hunerkogel peak (2,687 m above sea level) you can take a great walk through the Seethalerhütte to the top of the Hoher Dachstein (one route 2 km). If you have ferrata equipment with you, you can extend this short hike with an ascent to the very top of the Hoher Dachstein. The hike itself is more like a walk along a path created by a snowmobile on the glacier

In Hunerkogel

The journey starts at Hunerkogel, where it is very busy thanks to the skiers. But you only have to walk a few tens of meters and God's peace is already coming. View back to the cable car building

In Hunerkogel
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View of the pristine snowy plain

The path is absolutely clear you can't get lost. We follow a path prepared by a snowmobile, where the rod is sometimes stuck in case of bad weather. There is a beautiful snowy plain in the area. In places where skiers do not ride even completely immaculate

View of the pristine snowy plain
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View of the Hoher Dachstein

The road bypasses a huge snow hole. The view of the Hoher Dachstein (2,995 m above sea level) and the side Mitterspitz (2925 m above sea level) is truly breathtaking.

View of the Hoher Dachstein
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Retrospect

The road bypasses the peak of Hohes Dirndl (2832 m) and climbs to the Seethalerhütte mountain hut.

Retrospect
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Snowmobile - Maker of the route to Hoher Dachstein

We also see a snowmobile, which creates hiking trails here. Walking on a snowy glacier is thus completely safe

Snowmobile - Maker of the route to Hoher Dachstein
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Hohes Dirndl View (2832 m)

Finally we come to the cottage Seethalerhütte built in the saddle Dachsteinwarte (2741m). The famous ferrata Johann-Klettersteig also ends here. The views from here are wonderful.

Hohes Dirndl View (2832 m)
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View of the Low Tauern

Below us is the depths and in the distance the valley of the river Enns. Even further is the Low Tauern ridge

View of the Low Tauern
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Hoher Dachstein wall

The massive Hoher Dachstein wall rises just a short distance from us

Hoher Dachstein wall
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Ascent below Hoher Dachstein

Not far from the cottage, the path created by the snowmobile leaves and we are already walking on the footpath trodden by the people in front of us. Still awake.

Ascent below Hoher Dachstein
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View back to the snowy plateau

In beautiful weather it is a hike with lots of unforgettable views

View back to the snowy plateau
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Dachstein plateau

With increasing height, a wider view of the vast desolate plateau in the north opens up.

Dachstein plateau
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Road to the rock wall

The road still climbs along the increasingly steep glacier. Thanks to the snow, it is still feasible even in hot hills and with trekking poles.

Road to the rock wall
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Final output

The comfortable path ends about 100 meters below the top. First you have to overcome the crack between the rock and the glacier and then you have to climb such a trough straight up. Here he also wants to have security and cats, otherwise it is quite a risky business. From here we return the same way back

Final output
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