Children’s via ferratas on the Sattelberg children’s mountain
As a special attraction for families, there are 4 children’s climbing routes in Ramsau am Dachstein. Children’s climbing on the Sattelberg is a great opportunity for beginners to take their first steps on the rock. Children, teenagers and beginners can get to know the basic techniques of via ferrata and complete the via ferrata license with a Ramsau mountain guide. Safety, alpine knowledge and the right equipment are explained professionally. With Kali, the 1st children via ferrata in the Alps, Kala, Kalo and Heidi, there are different levels of difficulty for every ability. Safely secured for children, the via ferratas lead from the old Ramsau farmer’s mill in Ramsau Rössing to the Sattelberg summit at 1252 m. An experience with a wonderful view of the Hotel Matschner and the Ramsau high plateau is guaranteed.
Via Ferrata for children and beginners
- KALI Via Ferrata = level of difficulty A/B
- KALA Via Ferrata = level of difficulty B/C
- KALO Via Ferrata variant = level of difficulty C/D
- HEIDI Via Ferrata = level of difficulty C/D
The descent is via the Sattelberg nature and environmental adventure trail. There are lots of games and information boards on various topics along the way. A research station with Kali’s forest computer centre, people and forest animals, animal leaps or mountains from the sea. The children’s mountain has even more to offer. The play paradise for the youngest at Kalis Zwergerl farm and the small Ramsau water world is right next to the Sattelberghütte.
Tip: The Sattelberghütte is located on the path of the children’s via ferrata. Is the perfect stop for the whole family. The nature and environmental adventure trail has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval. As a family hiking tour you can start directly from the Hotel Matschner. The Kali Express takes climbers and hikers from the Sattelberghütte back to the parking lot of the old mill. During the holiday season.
Guided tours with state-certified mountain guides from the beginning of May to the end of September:
- Via ferrata course on the Sattelberg for adults, every Monday.
- Via ferrata course on the Sattelberg for children from 7 years, every Wednesday.
- Via ferrata course on the Sattelberg for children from 9 years, every Thursday.
Registration absolutely necessary www.bergfuehrer-dachstein.at
Ascent and descent via ferratas
Approach: Old Mill car park on the right along the path and in a few minutes to the entrance.
Descent: From the exit, turn right along the nature and environmental adventure trail. Past the Pension Concordia, back down the Hofrat-Gruber-Weg to the car park at the old mill. Alternatively, you can get to the left take the shortcut to the Sattelberghütte.
Equipment: Complete via ferrata equipment – sturdy shoes, helmet, harness and via ferrata set.
On the via ferratas, the Flying Fox may ONLY be used under expert supervision (Ramsau mountain guide). A “brakeman” (with a brake rope) is required, otherwise you will hit the tree below with great force.