This hike takes you from Schladming to Planai via Fastenberg. The trail n° 50 of the "Naturfreunde Schladming" club is the easternmost route from Schladming to Planai and is one of several routes to the top of the famous skiing mountain. About half-way up Wieslechalm inn invites for refreshments. In the area around Planai summit Schladminger Hütte chalet, Schafalm and Onkel Willy's Hütte inn and Planaihof are inviting for drinks and snacks.
Points of Interest on the way up to Planai:
- Wieslechalm inn with pond
- Magnificient view to the plateau of Ramsau
- mountain terminal Planai cable car and Hopsiland
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number
Tips, hints and links
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at, www.rvb.at, www.postbus.at
Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at