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Distance

33.55 mi

Elevation gain

10,955 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

10,955 ft

Max elevation

7,470 ft

Trailrank

60

Min elevation

2,911 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

3 days 9 minutes

Coordinates

11616

Uploaded

August 1, 2018

Recorded

July 2018

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7,470 ft
2,911 ft
33.55 mi

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near Seewiesen, Styria (Austria)

A complete four-day circular hike of Hochschwab massif starting and finishing at Seeberg Saddle, its easternmost part. We stayed at the mountain huts for a night but camping is generally allowed in the area (in case of camping bear in mind though that the water sources are quite rare there as it's a limestone massif).

Hochschwab is a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps of Austrian "Bundesland" of Styria (Steiermark). A central part of the massif is an extensive limestone plateau offering stunning alpine outdoors which can rival the other (more popular and much more crowded) alpine limestone mountain ranges of Slovenia or Italy.

Technically speaking the trek is quite easy (alpine hiking with occasional scramble) but it's definitely more difficult than it might seem at first glance. That's why, given the overall 3000+ elevation gain, I list it as difficult.

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Summit

Seeleiten

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Seeleiten, 1734 m ASL
Fountain

A water well

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  • Photo of A water well
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  • Photo of A water well
One of the very few reliable water sources within the whole area of Hochschschwab massif.
Mountain hut

Schiestlhaus

http://www.schiestlhaus.at/
Summit

Hochschwab

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Hochschwab, 2277 m ASL
Wilderness hut

Fleischer Biwak

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  • Photo of Fleischer Biwak
  • Photo of Fleischer Biwak
An emergency shelter for up to four people.
Summit

Zagelkogel

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Zagelkogel, 2255 m ASL
Summit

Zinken

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Zinken, 1926 m ASL
Mountain hut

Häuslalm

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http://www.haeuslalm.at/
Lake

Sackwiesensee

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One and only lake within the whole area is an excellent bathing spot during high summer (provided that you don't mind the thick layer of organic matter on the bottom oozing thick hydrogen sulphite odour anytime you step into it).
Provisioning

Bodenbauer

There's a hotel with restaurant as well as a museum of Hochschwab. The spot is accessible by car. https://www.der-bodenbauer.at/
Fountain

G'hacktbrunn

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A water well beneath the lower end of G'hackte secured route.
Mountain hut

Voisthaler Hütte

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https://www.alpenverein.at/voisthalerhuette/
Provisioning

Alpengasthof Schuster

A roadside mountain hotel with restaurant.

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