Maltatal

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Maltatal
Created On: May 17, 2003
Last Edited On: Oct 10, 2004

Overview


"Maltatal" is a great valley in Austria for climbing waterfalls. Almost always, the waterfalls are close to the road, so easy acces.
As the valley is not very width, sunshine has not very much impact.

"Close" to each other, there are over 20 routes of different difficulty.


Getting There


How to get there. The most easy way is to travel by car to Malta. After a few kilometers you will see several waterfalls mostly at your left hand. However, there are also routes on your right site.
Use this link to go to the overview maps of Maltatal:

Overview map



Red Tape


No fees at all.
It is not allowed to camp in the wild. Use rooms in pensions in the small villages. Parking is easy. I saw a lot of cars standing aside the road. There is also a parking spot a few hundred meters after "Kerschhacklhof". Check it at the same site as mentioned before.

Overview map


When To Climb


Most waterfalls should not be climbed before January 1st. Reason is that most falls are on private property, which is used for hunting etcetera. The hunting season ends December 31st.

It is allowed to climb some falls. Check the website mentioned before.

As the waterfalls in Maltatal are not very expose to direct sunlight, the climbing season lasts longer. This year (2003) even up to the end of March.

Mountain Conditions


The following website gives short descriptions/topo of about 15 waterfalls which can be climbed.

Topos:
Supermax

Supermax


Kerschhacklfall

Kerschhacklfall


Aluhol

Aluhol


Columbus (topo still under construction)

Columbus


Strannerbach

Stannerbach


Kathedrale

Kathedrale


Gamseck

Gamseck


Wintasun

Wintasun


Superfeucht

Superfeucht


Hochalmfall

Hochalmfall


Vorderer Maralmfall

Verderer Maralmfall


Mittlere Maralmfälle

Mittlere Maralmffälle


Hinterer Maralmfall

Hinterer Maralmfall


Grosser Klammfall ("Mareiner")

Grosser Klammfall


Kleiner Klammfall ("Marimpel")

Kleiner Klammfall


Vorderer Keesbachfall ("Schweinchen Dick")

Vorderer Keesbachfall



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triskelion

triskelion - Mar 5, 2005 4:07 am - Hasn't voted

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The best way to reach the Maltatal is to take take the A10 highway from Salzburg or Villach, get of the highway at Gmund drive through the village of Malta to the end of the road Falleralm (a restaurant). Either leave your car there if the road conditions up higher are bad, or continue up the road to the ice falls.

triskelion

triskelion - Mar 5, 2005 4:17 am - Hasn't voted

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For those of you who understand German, there is an Ice climbing guide book for the Carinthia Alps region, which includes the Maltatal valley.


Otherwise other useful links are:


www.bergsteigen.at (for those who understand German, weather, route condition info etc.)


www.planetmountain.com (in Italian and English, contains some info and topos)


www.maltatal-alpin.at (a home page for the Maltatal valley in German and English)

dmiki

dmiki - Feb 11, 2008 3:45 pm - Voted 9/10

Trilanguage guide

German - Italian - English

http://www.edition-neumann.com/4_eisfall/140_angaben.htm

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