Route: Gaishorn Traverse (Austria)

Location
Austria
Description

The Gaishorn is a 2247m high summit in the Allgäu Alps. This route describes a spectacular crossing of this impressive mountain in a logical round.

Start and finish is the northern shore of the picturesque Vilsalpsee. The ascent leads over the Roßalpe and the northern flank. Perfect runnable passages in the lower part are followed by demanding technical sections at the final climb to the summit ridge. There, increased attention is needed in terms of orientation and general alpine hazards. “Turning point” is the summit cross. The descent takes place on the south side over a racy downhill to the south bank of the Vilsalpsee. A flat lakeside path leads back to the starting point. 

The complete round is 11km long and has 1020m difference in altitude. The entire trail is marked with signs and markings. 

Note: The access by car to the nature reserve Vilsalpsee is closed from 10am to 5pm.