Achensee Via Ferrata Camp

Climbers who are looking for the ultimate climbing experience can put themselves to the test during the Achensee via ferrata camp. Experienced guides will teach the participants how to negotiate their way across the rocks. Interested climbers can join the 4-day camp from 28th June to 1st July or from 5th July to 8th July 2018.

The Achensee holiday region offers a total of eight via ferrata routes in the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. A special highlight is the Achensee 5-peak via ferrata which takes climbers to the five peaks around the lake: Haidachstellwand, Rosskopf, Spieljoch, Seekarspitze and Hochiss. At two kilometres in length, it is among the longest via ferrata routes in Austria.

Those who would like to climb the 5 peaks with experienced guides can join the via ferrata camps from 28th June to 1st July or from 5th July to 8th July 2018. Seasoned mountain and ski guides will lead beginners and advanced climbers over the via ferrata and give tips on planning, technique, equipment and safety in the mountains.

IMPORTANT: Courses will be held in German, advanced language skills required.

Beginners and advanced climbers can register at the Achensee Tourist information. The programme is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Every participant must agree to the following conditions – Liability exclusion [download pdf] and the Austrian General Terms and Conditions for the Hotel Industry [download pdf] .

Participation fee is EUR 499 and includes accommodation with half board at the Hotel St. Georg zum See in Maurach including:

  • Test equipment (climbing equipment, helmet, harness, rucksack)
  • Two round trips with the Rofan cable car
  • Small groups with state-certified mountain and ski guides
  • Goodie bag
  • Photos of the participants
  • NOTICE: please bring your own provisions for the tours (beverages, snacks).
  • Limited number of participants per camp.

Thursdays

  • Until 1.00 p.m. – Arrival and check in at the Hotel St. Georg zum See in Maurach
  • 1.30 p.m. – Round of introductions participants and division into groups
  • 2.00 p.m. – Departure to the crag Achenseehof
  • 6.30 p.m. – Group dinner at the Hotel St. Georg zum See
  • 8.30 p.m. – Lecture “proper equipment and planning” & distribution of test material

Fridays & Saturdays

  • At 8.30 a.m. – Ascent with the Rofan cable car in Maurach, followed by a hike to the Achensee 5-peak via ferrata
  • Guided via ferrata tour with technical exercises, tips and tricks and information about the proper conduct in the mountains
  • Summit victory followed by a stop for refreshments at a mountain hut
  • Approx. 5.00 p.m. – Wellness at the hotel
  • 6.30 p.m. – Group dinner at the Hotel St. Georg zum See

Sundays

  • From 8.30 a.m. – Guided tour according to skill level (route will be selected on site)
  • Approx. 2.00 p.m. – Return to the hotel and individual departure

Impressions and summery of the climbing camp 2017.