The Reinhard Schiestl Via Ferrata is somewhat more difficult than the Via Ferrata at the Lehner waterfall - some hard physical work awaits you! The trail leads up an almost vertical granite face and is secured all along by a wire rope, clamps and rungs. At the exit spread the pastures of Burgstein from there you enjoy a fantastic view of the Stubai and Ötztal Alps.
Trail length and time required
200 m of altitude gain and 300 m of rope length. 1.5 - 2 hours, including descent approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.
SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA
The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:
Destination should correspond to personal abilities
Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
A steep, slightly overhanging, grade -C/ D wall at the access, then grade B /C throughout with some steep rock, past a grade - B traverse, and a grade - D scarp at the end. Three resting areas for resting and regaining ones powers.
Signposted exit path to Längenfeld, from there again in direction Astlehn, walking time approx. 45 minutes. Access to Burgstein is also possible by car.
Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
Längenfeld is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
Follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße through Längenfeld towards Sölden. At kilometre 24,6 turn right to the district Astlehn. parking is possible at the roadside.
Cross the road and sich keep left at the rock wall. After 5 min. you'll reach the access point.
Astlehn at the roadside
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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