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.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • 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!

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Price per person

Group of 1
390 EUR

Group of 2
200 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Ramsau, Austria


About the Guide


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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What People are Saying about Daniel Toferer


very good guide, wonderful experience
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Marcelo Simonsen
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!!
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Tom McAuslan
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.
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Anttu Ahlberg

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