Austria Weg

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Carnic Alps, Austria/Italy, Europe
Route Type:
Hike and Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day
Easy Ferrata

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Created On: Nov 22, 2004
Last Edited On: Jul 9, 2006


As noted on the main page the trail starts at Obertillach. You can go to Klapfsee in Obertillacher Tal Valley by car - and most people do. Just take the side road from Obertillach southward through the valley. It ends at Klapfsee

Route Description

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  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1690m (Klapfsee)
      - Summit altitude: 2589m
      - Prevailing exposition: N
      - Type: 2h along trails, 1h along the ferrata
      - Protection: marked, protection on the ferrata
  • Effort: 900m of altitude gain, 6km distance to the summit
  • Power: 1 - hike and scramble (along the ferrata)
  • Psyche: 1 - a little tricky in the protected section
  • Orientation: 1 - easy

    The first section of the climb can either be hiked along the road to "Neue Porze Hütte" or by a short-cutting footpath. From the Hut take the trail (No 17) in westerly direction which heads directly for the Porzescharte Pass (runing along the base of the mountain). Actually "directly" is a little bit out of touch - the trail winds through the Porze Cirque often changing direction. The general direction, however, is southwest and you will finally reach the pass.

    From the Porzescharte Pass turn eastward onto the Porze western ridge. The protected trail (ferrata) cuts through the north face at first before it turns over to the southern side. Here the going gets smoother and after one hour you reach the summit cross

    Essential Gear

    Hiking gear and a ferrata set: helmet, harness and two short ropes with biners.