VIA FERRATA DAYS
Via Ferrata in and around the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Wilder Kaiser
02.07. - 08.07.2017For: 6 daysPrice: 465 € per person
A via ferrata (Italian for "iron road") is a protected climbing route, usually a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.
They came to the fore during the First World War as a means of moving large numbers of troops through difficult terrain quickly and safely. Today, via ferrata are found throughout the Alps, with carying lengths, difficulty and exposure.
Day 1: Arrival at the accomodation and meet with the Mountain Guide to organise equipment and discuss the program for the next days.
Day 2: We will attempt the fairly easy and straighforward Maikl Steig tour up to the Niederkaiser Kamm on the first day in order to get used to via ferrata and the equipment.The view from this ridge is perfect to get your bearings in the area.
Day 3: Today we will use the gondola in St Johann in Tirol to reach the starting point of the via ferrata up to the summit of the well-known mountain, the Kitzbüheler Horn. Somewhat more challenging than the previous days tour, this really is the first highlight of the week.
Day 4: On the fourth day we will drive around tot he other side oft he Wilder Kaiser mountain range in order to ascend the Stripsenkopf. The via ferrata is short, yet offers exciting climbing and from the summit we really feel surrounded by the impressive rock walls of the Wilder Kaiser. Our route then takes us to the Feldberg from where we descend down the valley back to our starting point, therefore completing this fantastic circuit.
Day 5: The via ferrata up the Steinplatte uses the natural terrain excellently to offer enjoyable, steep, fairly exposed climbing of a moderate difficulty. From the summit we can enjoy panoramic views ranging as far as Grossglockner and Grossvenediger.
Day 6: A newly developed via ferrata on the southern side of the Wilder Kaiser, starts near the Gaudeamus Hut, heads up the Klamml to the Gruttenhütte where we will enjoy lunch with spectular views. Descending via the Jubiläumssteig and heading back to the starting point, The via ferrata itself is one of the most challenging of the week!
Day 7: Another highlight of the week is the traverse of the Wilder Kaiser from north to south via the rocky gully known as the Steinerne Rinne. This is not such a technically difficult tour but offers unbelievable scenery. We will be rewarded by summiting one of the Wilder Kaiser summits as well as coffee and cake at the Gaudeamus Hut to finish!
Highlights: Excellent via ferrata and fantastic views