Leben Was Geht

Aktivitäten von Gruber Bernhard Losenstein


July 13th, 2009

This Day Matthias Mollner, Martin Fickert, Christoph Forster and Bernhard Gruber (That’s me), we went caving to the schwarzmooskogeleishöhle near the loser in altaussee at the “totes gebirge”.
We started at 7 o’clock from the top of the mountain pass. then we walked about two hours with the help of gps to the entrance of the cave. unfortunately it rained sometimes for a while but we said to us: there is no bad weather, only bad equipment…
at 10 o’clock we began to abseil down the first 70m shaft (1st:30m, 2nd:40m). at the beginning there were some rockfoll, but no problem for us.
it was a really great feeling to abseil down 40m into a free dark big hall – it is called “altauseerhalle”. amazing!
Then there were some nice ice pathes and canyons with yellow couloured walls and then a block of rock where we abseil down for about 4m.
Then we had to climb up a 10m heigh icewall, at the top we saw a inscription of “Hütter 1938”. so the first cave explorers where in the year 1938 here in this room. crazy!
then we had to abseil down for about 15m where we could see beautiful ice formations. after that there was an ice lake, it was inpossible to walk over so we had to climb up an ice wall and abseil down beside the sea.
then the last 7m height ice wall for ice climbing. we were lucky to had matthias in our group, because he is a very good iceclimber.
here we are!
the snow vulcano hall!
thats the biggest ice hall in europe! one great big snow cone, many ice columns and many ice cones! here we took some pictures and then martin and me, we took the “elefanteneingang” to exit the cave, the others had to go back and bring all the mounted ropes outside the cave. we only had to walk back for 20minutes to the main entrance of the smk. the other need 1.5 hours more time ;)) so we could do some snack and relaxing. at 17:30 we went back to the car. at 19:45 we got the first beer at the looserhütte. there was a really great view to the the dachstein area and the altausseer see.
at half past 10 we arrived very tired in steyr.
nevertheless we had a lot of fun beside some troubles with the tblocks and a person who didn’t want to believe that we all have to wear crampons.
thx to all in the group for doing their best!