Schneeberg 11.9.2004

We started this day´s walk at 5.30 in Losenheim (831 m). During the first half hour we had to use front lamps Our way leads to Sparbacherhütte (1.248 m), then  via the Fadensteig to Fischerhütte on Kaiserstein (2.048 m) and finally to Klosterwappen, the 2.075 high summit..

Early dawn near Sparbacherhütte

Sunrise at Fadensteig

Crossing big screes to the escarpments of Fadensteig

View back to the the  chairlift station and Dürre Wand. Sparbacherhuette and Edelweisshuette cannot be seen, they are hidden behind the Larches in the foreground

Chamois at morning number one

The path leads through these escarpments...

Above the escarpments.  In the skyline to the right Hohe Wand, with Dürre Wand in front

Ötscher (1.892 m), about 50 km sky-line

Facing in direction Unterberg, in the dust fells of Wienerwald

summit cross at Klosterwappen, the final summit of Schneeberg(2.075 m)

Summit ridge facing Kaiserstein and Fischerhütte

360 degree panorama from the Schneeberg summit (8 am) - click on the image for higher resolution

Fischer Huette

Schneeberg plateau with Damböckhaus (1.810 m) in the background

Austrian kind of gentian (Gentiana austriaca)


Kaiserstein and Klosterwappen

Puchberg am Schneeberg, left on horizon is Hohe Wand

White Alpine poppy seed on the descent through the screes of Fadensteig

Horse mint  on the ski slope near Losenheim