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Ennstaler Alpen

 
Ennstaler Alpen

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Styria/Upper Austria, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.56180°N / 14.63313°E

Object Title: Ennstaler Alpen

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Scrambling, Canyoneering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7772 ft / 2369 m

 

Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: Jul 20, 2016 / Jun 9, 2017

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The Ennstaler Alpen Page has been deleted by its former owner/maintainer (quite some time ago! )

I reopen the Ennstaler Alpen page, to complete all the ranges of the Eastern Part of the Alps

Send me an email or PM if you find errors, attach images, further information etc. to improve the page.

It will take quite some time to achieve the level of the old page (pls. be patient)

Overview & Subranges

Ennstaler Alpen (Ennstaler Alps) is a range in the Northern Limestone Alps (and Greywacke Zone) - located mainly in Styria and in Upper Austria (part of Haller Mauern)

Gesäuse

Strictly only the approx. 16 km water gap of the river Enns between Admont and Hieflau is called Gesäuse.
Nationalpark Gesäuse with an area of approx 110km2 was founded in 2002.

Gesäuse is a well known for its long and usually demanding climbing routes and skitours in spring.
The Highest Mountain ist Hochtor (2.369m)

I plan to to create an Gesäuse Page

Großer Buchstein
Großer Buchstein
Admonter Kalbling + Sparafeld (Gesäuse)
Admonter Kalbling + Sparafeld (Gesäuse)
Sparafeld - Route Diagonale
Sparafeld - Route Diagonale

Festkogel - Gesäuse
Festkogel - Gesäuse
Großer Ödstein
Großer Ödstein
Lugauer from NE
Lugauer from NE


Haller Mauern

The subrange of Haller Mauern  is located in the northwestern part of the Ennstaler Alps. Haller Mauern are an independent mountain range - but is often covered together with  the Gesäuse (i.g. in climbing literture). The western main ridge of Haller Mauern (Großer Pyhrgas - Scheiblingstein - Kreuzmauer) is the border between Upper Austria and Styria.

The highest mountain of Haller Mauern is Großer Pyhrgas (2.244m)

sorry no pictures (yet)

Eisenerzer Alpen

Eisenerzer Alpen is the most southern (sub)range of Ennstaler Alpen and borders  directly on the Gesäuse range. Eisenerzer Alpen starts at Selzthal (near Liezen) and leads south of the Gesäuse range eastwards to mountain pass Präbichl.
As an essential geologic difference the Eisenerzer Alpen range is part of the greywacke zone (while Gesäuse/Haller Mauern is part of the Northern Limestone Alps).

Quite a lot of mountains in the Eisenerzer Alpen range offer very nice Skitours (e.g. Lahngangkogel near Oberst Klinke Hütte, Blaseneck and Leobner near Johnsbach, Zeiritzkampel near Radmer or Wildfeld and Stadelstein etc.) in winter and spring.
In sommer and fall hikers will find nice walks (e.g the long and demanding Eisenerzer-Alpen-Höhenweg between the summit of Reichenstein (Reichensteiner Hütte) and Mödlinger Hütte (approx. 12- 14 hours).

Kaiserwart - Skitour
Kaiserwart - Skitour
Kaiserwart - Skitour
Kaiserwart - Skitour
Kaiserwart - Skitour
Kaiserwart - Skitour
 
Skiing down from Kaiserwart
Skiing down from Kaiserwart
Grete Klinger Steig
Grete Klinger Steig

Eisenerzer Reichenstein
Eisenerzer Reichenstein

Reichensteiner Hütte
Reichensteiner Hütte

Leobner
Leobner


Borders, nearby Ranges

The Eastern Border of Ennstaler Alpen Range is the river Enns (from the River Laussa) up to Hieflau - Eisenerz  - Präbichl following the Vordernberger Bach until Leoben (eastward is the Hochschwab Massif)

The Southern, Southwest Border and West Border is the river Mur (until St. Michael) and the Liesing/Paltental (next to the Niedere Tauern Range)  to the river Enns - continuing to Liezen via the Pyhrnpass to Windischgarsten.

The Northern Border is from Windischgarsten following the Dambach to Hengstpass down the river Laussa to the river Enns. - the neighbor ranges are (from Northwest to Northeast): Totes Gebirge Massif, Oberösterreichische Voralpen, Ybbstaler Alpen)

Getting There

The most important towns of the Ennstaler Alpen range are Windischgarsten (Upper Austria) and in Styria Liezen, Admont and Leoben. These towns can be reached with the Austrian Railway.
A Highway follows the Liesing/Paltental

Red Tape

National Park Gesäuse

Places to Stay,  Camping

Several B+Bs and Hotels in small towns -

e.g. in Johnsbach (Gesäuse)
  • Kölblwirt
  • Gasthof Ödsteinblick
  • Gasthof Donner
  • in Gstatterboden is also a Campsite

Alpine Huts

Hesshütte (Gesäuse)
Hesshütte (Gesäuse)

Mödlinger Hütte
Mödlinger Hütte




Reichensteiner Hütte
Reichensteiner Hütte


Other Things to do, to see in the region

Mountaineers’ cemetery at Johnsbach

Mountaineers’ cemetery at Johnsbach
Mountaineers’ cemetery at Johnsbach

Admont Abbey

sorry no picture yet

Admont Abbey (wikipedia)

Erzberg mine

Erzberg mine (wikipedia)


Erzberg mine
Erzberg mine

Erzberg mine
Erzberg mine

Links, Books and Maps, Webcams


  • GENUSS-KLETTERATLAS Österreich Ost Band 2 STEIERMARK
  • Gesäuseberge (Ennstaler Alpen) by Willi End - ISBN 3-7633-1248-X (out of print)


Images

Lugauer from NEHesshütte (Gesäuse)Eisenerzer ReichesteinReichensteiner HütteGroßer ÖdsteinGroßer BuchsteinAdmonter Kalbling + Sparafeld (Gesäuse)
Hesshütte and HochtorUnnamed subpeak of Eisenerzer ReichensteigEisenerzer ReichensteinKrumpentalLugauer from LeobnerAdmonter ReichensteinEisenerzer Reichenstein from Grübel
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