Hochschwab Crossing

The Hochschwab massif is part Styrian Limestone Alps, 30 km long, extending over approx. 400 km2 from west to east, south of the Salzatal valley, in Upper Styria. It offers very different and untouched landscapes and is home of the largest population of Chamois (Gämsen) in Austria.

Our tour starts at the small village of Seewiesen    (974 m) where we follow the trail into the Seetal (lake valley) to the mountain hut Florlhütte (1284m) and to Franzosenkreuz (Höllkampl, 1450m). We pass the Voisthalerhut (1654 m) into Obere Dullwitz, before we start the steep ascent to the Schiestlhaus (2156 m), where we spend the night in the new hut, which is a pilot project for ecological buildings in the alpine regions.

We start early the next day to the Summit of Hochschwab (2277 m), which is only 30 minutes away from Schiestlhaus, before begin our long and scenic way back to Seewiesen via the Aflenzer Staritzen.

Please note that actual route might change due to trail conditions or weather.

Price: Euro 110,- per Person

Number of guests: 6 – 10 (Tours will take place with a minimum number of 6 guests)

Walking time: approx. 5 – 6 hours/day

Height gain/loss: 1200/0 m (day 1); 350/1550 m (day 2)

Fitness level: Medium/Good

No previous mountaineering experience required but good physical conditioning necessary

Price does include:

  • English and German speaking guide
  • Free Vienna pick-up and drop-off for up to 6 people on a first come, first served basis

Price does not include:

  • Food, drinks and accomodation (around 30 to 40 Euro/day)
  • Local taxi, bus, train or cable cars/lifts, etc.
  • Mountain rescue insurance

Please contact me for more information