The Deneck convinces in winter as well as in summer with a varied landscape and a wonderful panorama.
Ascent: Along the street towards the mountain rescue hut. After this hut you walk on the right side through a high forest in the direction of the Kaltenbachalm. Along the summer check marks to the Mittlere Kaltenbachsee.
From here on there are two possible variants. The first one is the easier one: you walk southwest-wards and pass the Obere Kaltenbachsee on the left side and across the Ertrachboden to the Deneck.
The second variant would be: you walk northwest-wards towards Sonnkar to the Deneck.
Tour at your own risk! No liability will be accepted for any given or occurring alpine dangers (avalanche, weather, etc.).
Before every ski tour or snowshoe hike you should check the current avalanche report - to be found under Avalanche Warning Service Styria.
Mountain sports and the assessment of the situation on site are - in winter even more - subject to personal responsibility. Tourism associations or avalanche warning services accept no liability on the basis of information provided.
Normal touring ski equipment + safety equipment (LVS, probe, shovel).
Equipment rental: Sport Mandl in Gröbming
Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. the landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.
If something should happen call following emergency numbers:
No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria
No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service