Stage 05: Haindlkarhütte - Admonter Haus


Stage 05: Haindlkarhütte - Admonter Haus

Stage description

Best prospects: Descent from the Haindlkarhütte and ascent to the best viewpoint of Admont - the Admonter Haus.

From the Haindlkarhütte you descend on yesterday's trail almost 550 metres to the car park on the main road and hike yesterday's trail back to the car park for the Haindlkarhütte (where the hiking path joins the road from Gstatterboden to Adomont).
Here your shuttle taxi awaits you, which will take you in 15 minutes to the starting point of the second part of today's stage: the ascent from the Buchauer Sattel to the Admonter Haus via the Grabneralm.

From the car park at the Buchauer Sattel you follow path no. 636 over a meadow to a forest. Now partly on a good forest path, partly on the forest road - always following the mark 636 - first in the forest, then on the treeless, panoramic alpine pasture and later on a steeper ridge to the beautifully situated Grabneralmhaus (1.395m). If you need some refreshment before the last ascent to the Admonter Haus, you've come to the right place!
To the west of the Grabneralm, you now climb a ridge (Gesäuse-, Dachstein- and Glocknerblick) and from there turn left to the junction with the ascent of Mühlau (path no. 633). Now steeper under the rocks of the Admonter Warte to the soon visible Admonter Haus, situated at 1.723m above sea level and thus the highest refuge of the Gesäuse. And - nomen est omen - you have the best view of Admont: enjoy it!

Difficulty: medium
Duration: 3 hrs 30 min
Length: 8,1 km
Ascent: 864m
Descent: 512m