Trekking through karstic highlands, steep limestone cliffs and spectacular glacial landscapes
Gosau (767 m, regular bus connection)
Edelgrieshöhe (2489 m)
Total travelling time:
Overall height gain/loss:
+ 4532 m - 4388 m (by bus from Kainisch to Bad Aussee) or +4532 m - 4532 (on foot to Bad Aussee)
Gosau – Vord. Gosausee – Gablonzer Hütte – Stuhlalm – Theodor- Körner-Hütte – Hofpürglhütte
5-6,5 h (if you leave Gosau on foot add 2 more hours)
From Gosau (767m) there are regular bus connections to lake Vorderer Gosausee. You can also leave from Gosau on foot, extending the fi rst trekking day by two hours. From the lake’s northern bank follow trail 620 running at the foot of the steep northeastern walls of Grosser Donnerkogl (2054 m). In the central part, the ground is very steep and there are many twists and turns to overcome. You can ascend to the Gablonzer hut easily by cableway. After a short break at the hut, walk up to Törleggsattel (1,599 m). The subsequent descent needs a lot of concentration because the ground is steep and uneven. In about two hours you reach the Theodor-Körner-Hütte (1454 m), which is about 10- 15 minutes from Stuhlalm (1462 m). From here it is only 2-2½ hours before you reach your destination. The path becomes steep and diffi cult again until you reach “s’Jöchl“ (1601 m). Finally, after several ups and down, and with the Große Bischofsmütze (2455 m) looming ahead, you reach the Hofpürglhütte (1703 m).
Gablonzer Hütte (1522 m): Tel. +43-(0)613-68465, www.gablonzerhuette.at
, open from the end of May till the end of October, OeAV.
Theodor-Körner-Hütte (1454 m): Tel. +43-(0)664-9166303,
, open from the beginning of June to the end of October, OeAV.
Hofpürglhütte (1703 m): Tel. +43-(0)6453-8304, e-mail: email@example.com
, open from the beginning of June to the beginning of October (open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday till mid October), OeAV.