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Via Ferrata Maximilian

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  • Via Ferrata Maximilian
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    Photo: Seiser Alm Marketing_Helmuth Rier, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 3.8 km
1:28 h
401 m
401 m
The Via Ferrata Maximilian is not technically demanding, although it is unsecured in places over a scree-ridge. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are a must. The Ferrata traverses the entire Rosszahnkamm ridge – from the summit of the Großer Rosszahn to the Roterdspitze – and boasts outstanding views over the Seiser Alm and the peaks of the Dolomites.
Difficulty
B moderate
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Highest point
2,641 m
Lowest point
2,346 m
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Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind the Tierser-Alpl mountain hut, you will see signposts for the Via Ferrata Maximilian Klettersteig. The route leads up a steep gully to the saddle and on to the left and the crest of the big Rosszahn. On the west, the Ferrata leads through a rock arch behind the ridge of the Roterdkamm and along the ridge to the Roterdscharte. Here you will find an emergency route leading back down to the RefugeTierser Alpl mountain hut. The Ferrata continues on to the Rosszähne, where you will find breathtaking panoramic views over the Dolomites. Over to the west, the trail (No. 4) leads down to the Refuge Tierser Alpl mountain hut.

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Getting there

The road to the landscape conservation area Seiser Alm is closed to private traffic from 9.00am to 5.00pm. During this time you can get to the Seiser Alm by the Seiser Alm cable carr from Seis or by bus from Kastelruth. You can descend from Compatsch at any time.

Coordinates

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DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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4.8
(4)
Max St
August 19, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? August 12, 2020
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Moritz H.
October 17, 2019 · Community
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Kjell Christoffersen
June 29, 2019 · Community
2 hr 30 min is more correct for this Via Ferrata
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When did you do this route? June 29, 2019
Photo: Kjell Christoffersen, Community
Photo: Kjell Christoffersen, Community
Photo: Kjell Christoffersen, Community
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Difficulty
B moderate
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
1:28 h
Ascent
401 m
Descent
401 m

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