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Saualpe: Winterwanderung von der Gießlhütte zur Zechhütte

Winter Hiking · Wolfsberg
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  • Naturrodelbahn mit Blick auf die Koralpe
    / Naturrodelbahn mit Blick auf die Koralpe
    Photo: Graßler Herbert, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Nebel im Tal
    Photo: Graßler Herbert, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Panoramablick bei der Zechhütte
    Photo: Graßler Herbert, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Winterlandschaft Saualpe
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Blick zu den Steiner Alpen
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Zechhütte
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Skitouren auf der Saualpe
    Photo: RML GmbH, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Blick auf die Koralpe
    Photo: RML GmbH, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Rodelspass auf der Saualpe
    Photo: Graßler Herbert, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Blick auf die Wolfsberger Hütte
    Photo: Graßler Herbert, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
m 1500 1400 1300 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Saualpe - Zechhütte(1551 m) Alpengasthaus Gießlhütte Alpengasthaus Gießlhütte
easy
Distance 4 km
1:15 h
180 m
180 m

Author’s recommendation

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RML Lav./Graßler
Update: October 23, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,512 m
Lowest point
1,335 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Saualpe - Zechhütte(1551 m)
Alpengasthaus Gießlhütte

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Gießlhütte (1,335 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.839843, 14.718110
DMS
46°50'23.4"N 14°43'05.2"E
UTM
33T 478505 5187405
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Destination

Zechhütte bzw. Gießelhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.839843, 14.718110
DMS
46°50'23.4"N 14°43'05.2"E
UTM
33T 478505 5187405
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Zu Lebzeiten veröffentlichte Erzählungen (Christine Lavant: Werke in vier Bänden)

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 219 - Lavanttal, Saualpe, Koralpe Freytag & Berndt WK 237 - Saualpe, Lavanttal, Koralpe, Region Schilcherheimat

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
180 m
Descent
180 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Way cleared
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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