Max. Altitude: 2192m
This hike has been completed on 27th June 2020, according to the directions of Outdooractive.com
The Wilder Kaiser is one of the best hiking region in Tirol and in Austria. This area offers many possibilities for hikers of all level. This time we decided to climb up to the Hintere Goinger Halt peak, going down through the easy Jubiläumsteig ferrata.
We parked our car at the Wochenbrunner Alm hut (4 euros whole day) and then we followed the forest road in direction of the Gaudeamushütte, which we reached in about 15 minutes.
From the second hut, we continued right in direction of the Ellmauer Tor. The first part of the hike is no technically difficult, going first through a forest and then becoming a rocky trail, just before reaching the junction for the Jubiläumssteig and the Ellmauer Tor.
At the junction we turned right and continued to follow the path on the stones. Here, there are also some cables to help climbing the most difficult and exposed parts.
We continued ascending till reaching the plateau of Ellmauer Tor, passing also over a 200 m stretch covered with snow. Bring some poles, since the surface is very slippery, especially after that many other people already walked on it. After that we turned right, starting our ascent towards the Hintere Goinger Halt peak. Here the trail becomes immediately steeper, requiring to literally climb up some rocks.
This is the hardest part of the hike, alternating scrambling to walking stretch till reaching the peak after about 45 minutes from the Ellmauer Tor. At the peak, we stopped for few minutes, enjoying the amazing view of the surrounding valleys and Alps.
We followed then our steps back to the Ellmauer Tor and to the junction for the Jubiläumsteig ferrata. This ferrata is quite easy, classified as A/B. We saw also people doing it without any equipments. I suggest anyway to wear your ferrata kit. Never be too safe!
Highlights of the ferrata are a passage inside a hole in the rocks, an iron bridge and a ladder. We took about 1h in total to complete the ferrata, which brought us to the nice Gruttenhütte hut, where we stopped for a refreshing Radler.
From the hut, we followed the easy trail to the Wochenbrunner Alm, reaching it after another hour walk. We hope you enjoyed this hike report. Stay tuned for more posts!