Via Ferrata Fernau
Difficulty Level: C (two parts D)
Access: 2,350 m
Summit: 2,631 m
Secured by a steel cable: ca. 350 m
Net climbing time: ca. 1,5 hrs (200 m of altitude gain)
Approach from mid station Fernau: ca. 15 min
Approach from Gamsgarten Base Station: ca. 1,5 hrs
Descent from Dresdner Hut: ca. 30 min
Best season: May-October, depending on snow
Difficult to very difficult via ferrata on an altitude of more than 2,000m on the Stubai Glacier.
A paradise for advanced via ferrata climbers, who want to enjoy the view of the Stubai Valley from the granite faces!
The Fernau via ferrata is located near the Fernau mid-station and near the Dresdner Hütte at an altitude of 2,300m on the Stubai Glacier. 200m of altitude gain are conquered in about 1.5 hours climbing time.
There is a steel cable throughout and the route leads through very exposed and steep terrain up to the Egesengrat at an altitude of 2,631m. The route is one of the most beautiful and classy routes of the Alps.
From the end of the protective cable you follow the cairs for a few minutes to get to the Egesengrat ridge.
To climb downhill to the Dresdner Hütte leads along a marked path and takes about 30 minutes:
Here you can download the topo of the Fernau Via Ferrata.
Notice for climbers
The Stubaier Gletscherbahn lifts are in high-alpine terrain. Unless you are in immediate proximity of the stations, you must expect high-alpine dangers. The climbing routes and the via ferratas are not part of the offer of the Stubaier Gletscherbahn lifts. The depiction of the climbing routes and via ferratas is not sufficient for tour planning. It is absolutely necessary to inform on the level of difficulty of the respective tour, the requirements on the climbers and the nature and quality of the routes and paths before embarking on a climbing tour. The Stubaier Gletscherbahn assume no liability whatsoever for accidents happening on the via ferratas and in the alpine terrain outside of the lift stations. In case of detrimental conditions (snow, storm, fog etc.) the via ferratas and routes are considerably more difficult to climb or even unclimbable! There is life danger during thunderstorms! We recommend a personal tour consultancy in the mountain guide offices.