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Fixed Rope Route – Der Johann (Dachstein)

Hi, on Wednesday morning Phil, Franz and me we drove to Ramsau am Dachstein.
At half past 7 we started from the base station to the dachsteinsüdwandhütte, therefore we filled up our water bottles.
after the hut we saw an alpine marmot, it looked very tired, because it waked up after hibernation (winter sleep) i think ;))

then we had a little orientation problem to find the right way up because there were a lot of snow.
but on the snowfield a saw a red point, so we were lucky to get the right way very fast.
a guy after us this day had to go back to the dachsteinsüdwandhütte to ask for the right way…
there was really great rocks there, we walked between water falls and snowfields. the snowfields got steeper, so franz decided to take on his crampon.
Meanwhile phil lost his helmet, it falled down into a snow gap, so in the summer time you can find there a nice helmet.
At half past ten we arrived the beginning of the “johann klettersteig“.

at the beginning there was a overhang for about 5m, very nice, then the rocks got wet and slippery. franz went off because of some false cereal bar he told us.
phil and i we thought we have to call the mountain rescue service if it is getting worse.
but we did a break for 20 minutes and we cajoled franz into doing further and further.
our advantage was 16 hours of daylight and that we started very early. the last cable car went down at 17:10 – so we had plenty of time. franz trembled with coldness , but i think he trembled with fear, because that was the first time on such a “big wall”.
after this break franz became acquainted with the exposed climbing, and we had a really nice climbing from now on – what a big difference then before.

so we passed some nice water rills then the hard crossing and the plain wall.
the crazy thing was , at the hardest point of the tour we had a discussion about the job situation – so franz felt really ok.
what nice great views downwards.
at some passages the fixed rope were under snow, so we had to take care, but the snow was very soft.
after a while we arrived the “göttertrohn” , that is a exposed rock – great!
then we did the exit ramp, the wall there was about 300 metres height.
we saw a lot of snow cornice at the top. i hoped that we didn’t have to digg through this snow ;))
but that was no problem, we arrived the seethaler hütte at half past two.

so we felt very happy and filled up our lost energy with some wheat beer and goulash. at the evening everyone had to fart a lot, because of the goulash, but it tasted really good after such hard strenuousness – you know.
at the hut we became acquainted with gretl steiner – thats the daugther from the famous franz steiner who did together with his brother the “steiner weg” to the top of the “dachsteinsüdwand”. she is a great singer and yodeling artist. she was here for doing some tv recording set.

we decided not to go to the top because of the warm weather, we sank a lot into the snow on the way back to the top of the dachsteinsüdwandbahn. we visited the “Dachstein Eispalast” which was very fascinating. at 17:10 we went down with the last cable car, what a nice view back to the southwall.
it was a great day again.

3 responses to “Fixed Rope Route – Der Johann (Dachstein)”

  1. admin says:

    was sagt ihr zu der galerie, was kann man noch verbessern?

  2. ray says:

    nice report – funny to read.
    and great pictures.

    keep on going in this way.


  3. teleskopy astronomiczne says:

    Very nice blog, your article is interesting, i have bookmarked it for future referrence

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