Climbing in Schladming - The Dachstein | © Herbert Raffalt

Climbing and via ferrata

Paradise for climbing fans!

On the Dachstein 14 via ferrata, superbly organised climbing tours, signposted glacier trails and countless hiking routes await the visitor. 

ATTENTION: The Irg Klettersteig is no longer accessible (the first 40 meters of rope have been dismantled, (it will be removed as soon as possible) - the IRG has been replaced by the IRG II (this climbing route is already finished and can be climbed).

Dachstein via ferrata tips

Over the Randkluft via ferrata (normal route) on the Dachstein

Anna and Johann (south face) via ferrata 

Topic: safety

The Dachstein massif has unique weather conditions due to its height and isolated setting.

Within a matter of minutes conditions can change completely and these extreme fluctuations must be taken into account:

This means every tour must be planned carefully!

  • For precise times, information on difficulties and other questions please contact tourism or mountain guide offices well in advance!
  • Be aware of the danger posed by lightning on via ferrata!
  • Make sure you have the right equipment (crampons, pick, rope) on the glacier!
  • Alpine experience, the correct safety kit for via ferrata and appropriate equipment are essential!


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Mountain guides for Dachstein tours

Mountain guide office Ramsau

Tours, courses, information
Tel.: +43 664 5220080

Via ferrata and summit ascents

Herbert Raffalt Alpine School
State-qualified mountain and ski guide
Tel.: +43 664 8980895

Dachstein Tauern Adventure

Tel.: +43 676 6370970

Mountain and Adventure Heli Rettensteiner

Alpine School in the Schladming-Dachstein region
Tel.: +43 (0)664 - 95 05 363