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.
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!
Other gear: mountain boots, via ferrata set, gloves
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.
Great trip! We enjoyed every minute - Daniel was great as a guide and quickly and safely gets you past the trickier sections so as to maximise the fun and enjoyment. We felt safe and confident with him at all times and wouldn\'t hesitate to book another tour!
We planned a trip to the grossglockner early August this year with Daniel. On arrival in Austria the weather turned bad with nearly 24/7 rain and thunder in between so we wouldn\'t reach the peak. The guide proposed to go sportclimbing indoors, or go a week later, communication was fast and clear. We didn\'t have a week so decided to cancel the trip, for which Daniel offered a partial refund. Have a look at Daniel\'s website for detailed information on gear, route and requirements. Once back in our home country we couldn\'t get in touch anymore, but Explore-Share took over communication and solved remaining issues. Hope to finish this ascent sometime in the future with better weather conditions, and good luck to Daniel!
Daniel was an excellent guide. Great experience!
This weekend i went with Daniel to the Grossglockner via the normal route and the experience was perfect. Everything was arranged and felt safe the whole trip. i would reccomend Daniel to everyone who wants to climb some mountains in the alps. In the future i will again make use of his services if i decide to climb in the alps once more.
very good guide, wonderful experience
Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!
Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there\'s not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.
Group of 1
|EUR 403 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 207 each|
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