Unfortunatelly I broke my left leg when we slided down. I didn't have an insurance so I chose walking with broken leg about 15-20km to Losenheim parkplace... :-) It's already funny but then and there I couldn't laugh on it. :-)
Nice day, route OK, but lots of Rolling Stones on upper Schneidergraben. Kind black birds around the summit. Descent via Nandlgrat - much more friendly.
We did this for the second time, but reached the summit for the first - at our previous try we had to turn back to arrive in time to start our evening baseball game against Wiener Neustadt Diving Ducks. Good guys! We lost it...
Rubble-route of upper-Schneidergraben not too friendly , but as the weather was very good, no problem. Just below the ridge Klosterwappen-Kaiserstein surprisingly large areas covered by snow (for this period of the year).
Strong gale, cold, and bad visibility near the summit. The preloaded GPS tracks helped us finding the route.
Cool route. We did for training, since my friend Erich "der Froshman" does not have a lot of Alpine experience.
I have done this mountian many times, but as only on July 2005 touched the real summit, with my dog Vigia and another dog, Duncan.
descent Rote Schütt Flanke - very good snow condition
from Puchberg through Baumgartner - descend on the Fadensteig, with the rack-railway - descend through Südlicher Grafensteig to Baumgartner, from Weichtalhaus through Weichtalklamm and the Kientaler Huette, Nördlicher Grafensteig
nice climb - good conditions (some hard snow) - good weather (fog in the valley, sun on the mountain)