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Klettersteig MoosalmPhoto: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
Route length / time required
80 meters altitude gain, 150 m rope length.0.5 hours, incl. descent approx. 50 minutes.
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SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA
The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:
- Plan carefully
- Destination should correspond to personal abilities
- Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
- Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
- Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
- Partner check at the access point
- Maintain sufficient distance
- Talk clearly when overtaking someone
- Watch out for falling rocks
- Respect nature and environment
Tips and hintsMore details about climbing in Ötztal:
At the end of the steel rope you ascend about 2 meters to the trail. Keep to the right, follow the climbing and steel ropes towards the unsecured rock area. Down along the rock (1 m), through shrubbery towards the path, downwards on a steep meadow, past several other climbing routes back to the access point.
Public transportTravel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps
Drive through the village of Sölden to the base station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola. Turn into exit K and follow the road for about 300 meters. Turn right after the bridge, continue on the steeply bending road to Moosalm mountain inn. Leave your car there or at the second road turn after the hut. From the parking area you walk along the trail for about 20 minutes, always follow the "Klettersteig" (via ferrata) signs.
ParkingMoosalm or at the second road turn after the hut
EquipmentHelmet, climbing harness with fixed-rope set, climbing gloves, suitable footwear.
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