The moderately difficult to difficult Mindelheim via ferrata offers us interesting climbing passages alternating with quieter stretches and impressive views of the Allgäu ridge.
Distance 4.7 km
The Mindelheimer via ferrata, built as early as 1975, connects the Fiderepasshütte with the Mindelheimer Hütte (both managed) and can be climbed in both directions. You cross the three Schafalpenköpfle and the smaller Kemptner Köpfle, mostly on the ridge. The highlight and landmark of the moderately difficult to difficult climb is an iron ladder that serves as a bridge, on which you cross a 3-4 m wide saddle. The constant alternation of interesting climbing passages and quieter stretches as well as the impressive views of the Allgäu ridge make the entire trail an alpine pleasure.
Update: October 26, 2022
Safety informationDespite good securing by means of ropes and ladders, there are some unsecured rock passages to overcome. The length and exposure of the route require good concentration and fitness, as well as a head for heights. Via ferrata routes are particularly prone to lightning strikes and should therefore only be undertaken in good weather. Caution is also advised in wet conditions - danger of slipping!
Tips and hintshttp://www.mindelheimer-huette.de/
By roadA7 to the Allgäu junction, briefly on the A980 to the Waltenhofen exit, continue on the B19/B201 via Oberstdorf into Kleinwalsertal to Mittelberg-Schwendle - from there a three-hour climb to the starting point.
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EquipmentVia ferrata equipment with rockfall helmet and via ferrata gloves. Although there are refreshment stops at the beginning and end of the route, you should pack enough food and drinks.
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