Most of all, I love being out and about in the mountains in the autumn. Today I’m going to take you along on my circular tour “through the Tor”. This hike, along the imposing Dachstein south face, is for me one of the tour highlights in our region. The breathtaking views of the towering south walls of the Dachstein, Mitterspitz and Torstein make this tour unforgettable. We reckon with a total walking time of approx. 6 hours for this tour. The ascent has an elevation gain of around 950 m elevation gain and the descent back to Filzmoos is around 1,360 m elevation gain - as we head back to Filzmoos on foot.
At 8:30 am we’re already on our way by taxi (Taxi Jäger) from Filzmoos up to the Bachlalm. We take advantage of the early morning to pay a visit to the marmots, which are located in the area around the Bachalm. Here you can observe the little creatures in the wild. The shy animals have got used to hikers and sometimes you can even feed and stroke the “Manggei“.
After around 1.5 hours we reach the Dachsteinsüdwandhütte, where we stop for refreshment before heading on towards the Torboden. Beneath the "Dachstein three peaks "- Hoher Dachstein, Mitterspitz and Torstein – we head to the Torboden. The path leads along a wide scree field. Between rocks and scree, the Perner path No. 617 winds its way through the wild landscape. The path through this scree corrie is easily accessible and is clearly visible due to the red-white-red paint markings on the stones. Therefore, the tour can easily be undertaken by inexperienced hikers too. Just before the “Tor” there’s a 30-minute ascent to the characteristic rock formation. The tour gets its name from the Torstein mountain. At last we’ve reached the highest point of our tour. From here you can already see the Sulzenhals and the Rötelstein.
Here we stop for a well-earned rest. Janine has brought tasty home-made muesli bars with her, which we devour with pleasure after all our effort. We savour the view and the tranquility before getting ready for the descent. This is via the Untere Windlegerkar. If you’re lucky you might even see chamois between the house-high rock boulders. Today, however, we don’t see any. The path leads over a massive scree field off to the left down to the “Schnittlauchboden“. The wild chives with their intensive aroma give the area its name.
Tips & Infos:
HERE you can find the hiking route.