Gesäuse Hüttenrunde: the Alpine Club Package
Nomen est omen: The Gesäuse Hüttenrunde connects pretty much all the spectacularly located refuges in the Gesäuse. The missing wellness area is replaced by a twinkling starry tent ©TVB Gesäuse/Stefan Leitner
In the Alps, long-distance hiking has initially established itself primarily as hiking from one hut to the next. Classics such as the Karnische Höhenweg, the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Berliner Höhenweg in the Zillertal Alps or the Wiener Höhenweg through the Hohe Tauern mountains have been around for several decades. However, the terms “long-distance hiking” and “Höhenweg” are not to be misunderstood in connection with these trails: they lead through high alpine terrain partly with sections secured by ropes and are only recommendable for high alpine experienced mountain hikers.
The goal of the first stage is almost reached: the last meters to the Mödlinger Hütte below the Admonter Reichenstein
©TV Gesäuse, Fotograf Stefan Leitner
One of the advantages of staying in alpine huts is that you can enjoy the evening atmosphere high in the mountains in peace and quiet ©TV Gesäuse, Fotograf Stefan Leitner
You don’t have to be a little Reinhold Messner for this hike…
The Alpine Association and the Naturfreunde are certainly mainly responsible for the development of these hut hiking trails. Without these associations, most huts would not exist and they were the ones who created the paths (often along old hunter and shepherd paths) and maintain them to this day. The Gesäuse Hüttenrunde was created, among other purposes, to promote sustainable hiking tourism on the alpine huts of the Austrian Alpine Club in the Gesäuse. For me it has always been a matter of course that I am a member of one of these clubs. On the one hand, to support them in their work with my membership fee. And on the other hand, because the goodies in a membership such as insurance cover and discounts on overnight stays in a hut are simply too tempting.
You can find all important information about the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde here.
The Bavarian native combines as an Environmental Systems Scientist and state-certified Mountain and Ski Guide in an ideal way competence and passion for his great love, the mountains. A renowned mountaineering book author and first ascender of daring routes in rock and ice.
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