Geissstein

Overview

total walking time
11 h
distance
22.78 km
difficulty
difficult
altitude meters uphill
1779 m
altitude meters downhill
1779 m
highest point
2363 m
starting point:

Jochberg, Parkplatz Schradler

destination point:

Jochberg, Parkplatz Schradler

Road quality:

asphalt, alpine paths, Snowfields are still to cross in spring

route typ:
circuit

altitude profile

Weather

weather today
Light snowfall, mostly cloudy
weather tomorrow
Moderate snowfall, mostly cloudy

arrival

Parking spot
Parking Schradlern

Description

The highest grass mountain in Europe
This hike up the highest grass mountain in  Europe, the Geißstein (2,363m), starts at Schradler car park. The route leads uphill along the Triebweg to the Sintersbach high alpine valley and the Sintersbach Grundalm and Hochalm mountain huts, where over 100 Haflinger horses spend their summer months. The trail continues from there, past the Sintersbachscharte to the Tyrolean provincial border. The last 330 vertical metres require surefootedness and a good head for heights. The route back down follows the east ridge towards Schlaberstall (warning: challenging terrain, danger of falling). Finally, the trail leads through the Schusterscharte to the Hochtor, past Mittagskogel and the lake Torsee towards the Wildalm mountain hut. From there, the route continues towards Hanslern/Jochberg and back to the starting point.
 

Route:

Parkplatz Schradler, Sintersbacher Grund- und Hochalm, Sintersbachscharte, Schlaberstatt, Schusterscharte, Hochtor, Richtung Wildalm, Richtung Hanslern, Parkplatz Schradler

equipment:

ankle-high, sturdy shoes, functional clothing suitable for mountaineering, rain protection, sun protection, plenty of drinks, comfortable rucksack, hiking poles, snacks

Accommodations
1 Rooms, 2 Adults, 0 Children
Lift-Status
open lifts
48
open slopes
80
Snow on the mountain
69 cm
Fresh snow on 21.01.2022
25 cm
Avalance level
considerable