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Johann via ferrata to the Simony Hut + Dachstein summit in one day

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun and exciting half-day climb up the Johann via ferrata along the Dachstein's iconic southface. Enjoy an amazing climb that would otherwise require technical rock climbing skills while taking in the amazing scenery.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Central Austrian Alps.

  • Climb up the iconic Dachstein southface on a via ferrata.

  • Combine climbing via ferrata and glacier hiking to get to the summit


Traversing a major part of the Dachstein’s iconic southface, the Johann via ferrata is one of the largest in Austria and a great way to experience this massive massif.

Join me and over the course of our day together, we will climb the iron path up to the Simony Hut before reaching the summit of this 2.995-meter high massif on an easier path.

Our day begins with a scenic two hour hiking approach to the start of the Johann via ferrata, which will take us up along the iconic southface of the Dachstein. From the via ferrata, we will enjoy some great views of the surroundings, including an up-close view of the massive rock wall.

Once we reach the the Simony Hut, we will disembark from this via ferrata, have a short rest, then continue to the summit via another easy ferrata.

From the summit, we’ll enjoy superb views of the surrounding Alps and accompanying scenery, before hiking back over a glacier to the hut and taking a gondola back down the mountain.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and accessible 1-day via ferrata climb up the Dachstein’s iconic southface and on to the peak’s summit!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 1+ day climbing expedition along the Königsjodler via ferrata on Hochkönig, also in Austria!


Meeting point

Ramsau, Austria



Equipment you will need to bring




Water bottle

Other gear: mountain boots, via ferrata set, gloves

About the guide

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Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 403 each

Group of 2

EUR 207 each

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- Guiding fee

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