Sunday 28 June: Weichtalkamm

Corona: Please follow the recommendations of the alpine associations of Austria, English translation on ACV (Alpine Club Vienna)

Hike Leader: Class: 7.5 with metal ladders

  • Description:Starting from Hoellental Weichtalhaus (547 m), we scramble through the beautiful Weichtalkamm, up to Kienthaler Hutte (1386 m) and Fleischer Gedenkstein (1528 m) then skirt around Schneeberg, arriving eventually in Puchberg, where we catch the train back to Vienna. Total ascent approx. 980 m. Distance approx 20 km.

*Note: Clothing according to the weather forecast. Strong boots with good ankle support essential. Sure-footedness and good physical condition. There is a lot of scrambling over boulders in the gorge, plus some ladders. Please bring plenty of water and snacks as the Weichtalhaus is closed, and Kienthalerhutte serves only drinks (long drop toilet with no running water, or drinking water tap). Lunch will be at Edelweisshutte at approx. 14:00. (limited menu). **

Route: Bus from Payerbach-Reichenau railway station to Hoellental Weichtalhaus (547 m), scramble through the beautiful Weichtalkamm (rocky gorge with some ladders-no special equipment needed) and up to Kienthalerhutte (1386 m), then contour round the edge of Schneeberg, Fadenweg, Roemerweg, Unternberg, Puchberg to catch the train back to Vienna.

*Map: Map:Schneeberg und Rax Topographische Karte 1:25000, or Kompass 228, Karte 1 Wiener Hausberge Schneeberg, Rax

Cost: Buy ticket to Payerbach /Reichenau 18:60 euros one way (or 9.30 if you have Vortails card), Bus another 4:30 Euro plus return from Puchberg ( 30+ euro full price plus lunch in a hut)

*Meet: Three options
1. 6:18 Praterstern Train R2309 or
2. be ready to board RJ 553 at Hautbanhof (6:58) connect in Winerneustadt
3 Meet us at Payerbach-Reichenau at 8:05*

Return: Leave Puchberg 17:38, arrive Meidling 19:22,( or leave Puchberg 18:38, arrive Meidling 20:22, )depending on the speed of the group and the weather conditions

Cost: train tickets and lunch

Registration: By June 25

Note: Max 9 participants. Hard hike only experienced and fit participants

Registered: 9

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