Climbing & mountaineering
Between heaven and earth...
The imposing peaks of the Kauner Valley exert their magnetic attraction on hikers, climbers, and mountaineers alike. There are mighty three-thousand meter high peaks for those who want to touch the sky, exciting Alpine trails for hikers, and breathtaking views below and all around for Alpine climbers.
The Kauner Valley also has countless sport climbing areas with a total of about 100 routes. For those who seek out the long, exposed routes, the walls and crags of the Kauner Valley hold a vast array of via-ferrata courses and traverses well worth the trip.
The Fernergries via-ferrata is particularly worth a visit, with 26 routes from Grade 3 to 7 (UIAA).
One of the most spectacular fixed-rope climbing routes in Tyrol is the Anton-Renk route. The ascent goes right along Fallendenbach Waterfall, wherein a marvel of nature awaits those brave enough to find it. Because of the route's unremitting difficulty and overhanging passages, it is reserved only for absolute specialists. The Aachener trail as a high-altitude trek is a true insider tip, beginning at Anton-Renk lodge and leading to Glockenturmkamm and Gepatschhaus lodge along part of the Tyrolean Adlerweg trail.
The diverse experience of Alpine sports finds its highest expression here in the Kauner Valley. Here, it seems the primordial power of the Alps
is closer than anywhere else.