These pages were made for walkers
but although Dachstein is not peak for walkers it is mentioned because
it is the most desired mountain in the region and beyond that beside
Großglockner in whole Austria.
In the east Dachstein is guarded by the Hallstätter Glacier,
in the north by the Great Gosauglacier and the south is dominated
by a 800 m high wall, which is only reserved for climbers.
Rope, piolet and crampons are therefore standard to climb the peak.
The hot summer of 2003 has changed the glaciars a lot and some way
are not possible yet. If you are not experienced, we recommend to
join a mountain guide. (michaelkern @ utanet.at) will be pleased
to help you..
way to the peakAdamekhütte - at your own risk:
You follow the "Linzer Weg" around 100 m, where - at a
small junction - a small path is leading to the left in direction
to Dachstein. Ten minutes later, in a small gully, you can see a
part of the glaciar on the left side. The marked path is turning
to the right, direction to the peaks of Schneebergwand, where it
is leading up along these mountains towards Mitterspitz. Some parts
are supplied with steal ropes. Early in summer this part of the
path is covered by snow and marks are therefore not visible. Passing
the last peak of Schneebergwand we enter the glaciar. (rope!!!)
On the right side Torstein is now appearing. Passing Mitterspitz
on the left side we are heading towards Obere Windlucke. This part
is normally covered by snow the whole summer. Crevasses are therefore
hided under the snow and the footsteps are just pretending safety.
Everybody should know how to use a rope.
At "Oberer Windlucke" we leave the glaciar. The Westgrat
(western ridge) is equipped like a via ferrata nearly the whole
way up. Due to the altitude please notice that even in summer after
bad weather the ridge could be covered with snow and an ascent could