Route: Eisenwurzenweg 08 (Austria)

Submitted by Matthias on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:10am
Location
Austria
Distance
592 km
Vertical Gain
16730 m
Description

ENGLISH:

This Austrian long distance trail connects the northern most point of Austria with the southern most point and runs through Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia.

DEUTSCH:

Eisenwurzenweg 08

(Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 08, 580 km)

Der Eisenwurzen-Weitwanderweg 08 stellt die Nord-Süd-Verbindung vom nördlichsten zum südlichsten Punk Österreichs dar und führt durch die Bundesländer Niederösterreich, Steiermark und Kärnten. Er wurde 1980 der Öffentlichkeit übergeben.

Mehr Info: 

http://www.alpenverein.at/weitwanderer/weitwanderwege/eisenwurzenweg.php

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Comments

Going to attempt a fastest known time on the "Weitwanderweg 08 ", a 580 km route which climbs over 20.000 meters crossing Austria from border to border, north to south. Since there is no official record yet on this route I set myself a goal of covering the distance in under 10 days. 

I will run solo & self-supported which means I will have no crew following me or other pre-arranged meetings. I will buy my food along the way and carry a minimal overnight kit. I don´t carry a tracker, for verification I will use a gps watch, pictures and a detailed post trip report. Starting Monday 22.06. at around 05:00 

I will try to post my daily progress over here:

https://www.instagram.com/happytrails.at/

Route info: 

http://www.alpenverein.at/…/weitwanderwe…/eisenwurzenweg.php

#selfsupported #truetothetrail

 

 

Man down. After approx 410km covered in the last 6d and 8 hours I left the route in Judenburg. My toes got blistered all over after sliding in my shoe to much. This is super frustrating bc I felt so strong but I simply could not take the pain anymore from that pressure points/blisters. On the orher hand I am fine with that. I saw so many things in the last 6 days that sometimes I had the feeling I am doing this allready for much longer.