Petzeck is the highest mountain in Schober group but it is not soo famous such as Hochschober (3240m), Boeses Weibl (3121m) and some other mountains. But anyway Petzeck is the beautiful mountain and from its summit you will have a great view on whole Schober group and all the main summits in Schober group, then the view on Glockner group (the N side), Granatspitze group (the W side) and Goldberg group (the E side). Like all Schober group, also Petzeck does not have soo many visitors as Grossglockner or Hoher Sonnblick. In this area you cannot expect the roads that bring you higher below the mountain or cable-cars.
Petzeck is nice mountain with alomst 1000 meters high north face which falls down in the valley Graden Tal. On the south side, Petzeck shows prettier picture. Over the south slopes and face goes the normal marked approach on the summit from the hut Wangenitzsee hut (2508m) where are located the highest lakes in Schober group, Kreuzsee (2483m) and Wangenitzsee (2465m). On the SW side below the west face of Petzeck is a glacier Graden kees, and below the east face is a glacier Prititsch kees. But if we want to reach the summit of Petzeck over the normal approach from the south we cross only the snowfield which is there whole year.
The normal approach on Petzeck goes from the valley Wangenitz Tal, crossing many beautiful meadows to the hut Wangenitzsee and then from there to the summit of Petzeck. The second possibility is from the valley Debant Tal over the notch Unt. Seescharte (2533m) and then descends down on the hut Wangenitzsee and from there so the summit. This approach is much longer then normal.
Lienz can be reached from north through Felbertauern tunnel, from south (from Italy) by the Drau river valley or over Staller Sattel (saddle), 2050m, or from east by the Drau valley - from Spittal, where you leave the Villach-Salzburg highway.
Alpenvereinskarte (map of the german alpine club) Nr. 41 Schobergruppe 1:25.000.