Anton-Baum Weg/ Silberkarklamm

Key information: Anton-Baum Weg/ Silberkarklamm

     

  • The Anton-Baum Weg climbs the whole way from the Ramsau plateau to the wonderfully sited Guttenburg hut on the high ridge at. Tough but gorgeous.
  • The Silberkarklamm (Silbekar gorge) is a spectacular place, a narrow gash separating a wide and grand upper cirque from the lower valley. You can swing back on a high route through lovely mixed forest - or head on up to the high Dachstein.
  • A host of connecting walks can be made once on the high ground.
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Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating87
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest5
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating87

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,147m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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WALK SUMMARY

The mighty Dachstein, the eastern bastion of the Northern Limestone Alps, are a sheer crown of dramatic jagged peaks and cliffs rising to almost 3,000m on its south-western rim.

The Anton-Baum Weg (route 616) climbs the whole way from the Ramsau plateau to the wonderfully sited Guttenburg hut on the high ridge at 2,147m. Tough - more than 1,000m of climb - but gorgeous. 4hrs-ish up. From there a host of connecting walks can be made, whether round to return to the lowlands by the Silberkarklamm, or further afield for a multi-dayer.

The Silberkarklamm (Silbekar gorge) is a spectacular place, a narrow gash separating a wide and grand upper cirque from the lower valley. You can pause at the Silberkarhutte (a popular there and back climb, 2 hrs or so), then swing back on a high route through lovely mixed forest (3hrs+ total) - or head on up to the high Dachstein to the Silberkarsee and the network of trails and via Ferratas on the high ground. You can wind behind the peaks and back down onthe Anton-Baum Wegor one of the other trails, although these could quickly become too much for one day.

Have a look at TripAdvisor - so you should get good, current views on places to stay, eat etc in the area.

Walking in Austria  – Kev Reynolds for Cicerone: more than 100 walks in the Austrian Alps, including in the Dachstein. As usual, an inspiring book, packed with valuable information, including good detail on the routes. As Austrian maps are good, it has less on each walk that some other Cicerones, but that is fine. Recommended. Find relevant books on Amazon.​

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