The 7 Summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm
The mountains of Saalbach Hinterglemm are on the one hand characterised by the lush mountain pastures and gentle green ridges of Pinzgauer Grasberge, but on the other hand the Glemm Valley is treasured for the ruggedly picturesque peaks of the Kitzbüheler Alps, a challenge for all alpine hikers.
“Ascents over steep mountainsides and rugged, untouched nature to secluded summits - breathe deeply and with every step break away from the humdrum of your everyday life, feel your heart beat with the view over the horizon and simply know you´re finally there.” This feeling of liberty and lust for life awaits the alpine hiker on the summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm.
A special challenge awaits all those who are in good physical condition, are sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers: the “Seven Summits of Saalbach Hinterglemm”. This nearly 24-kilometer long hiking tour over the highest summits of the Glemmtal, with truly alpine character and a huge 1,413 meters of altitude, is a tour for the tried-and-tested individualists who are physically fit mountaineers.
What's the 7 SUMMITS Tour like?
IMPORTANT: Before you start, make sure that you have collected your SEVEN SUMMITS Chip at the cash desk or lift staff of the Schattberg X-Press. You can only log into the summit terminals with a chip!
- The tour will take you to your limits: Please bring two complete meals, additionally bananas/bars etc. and 4 litres of water with you. Running shoes (or similar) are not suitable!
The start of the Seven Summits Tour is easily reached by the cable car Schattberg xPress. Early run of the Schattberg X-Press from Mon. - Fri. from 7.30 h to 7.40 h, Operating hours.
Outside operating periods of the Schattberg X-Press, the best option (beneath walking up to the Schattberg eastern summit) is to take a taxi up to the Hacklbergeralm. From there you can reach the Stemmerkogel in about the same time you would need from the Schattberg.
Important info concerning the early run: You must have a valid cable car ticket (or a JOKER CARD, etc.) to go with the early run. If you need to buy a single ticket, please purchase it on the day before, as the cash desk won’t be opened that early.
The well marked path leads from Stemmerkogel over Hochkogel to the most difficult climb of the tour – the Hochsaalbachkogel. The tour continues over Bärensteigkogel, Manlitz- and Mittagskogel to the final highlight and highest peak of the Glemmvalley, the Geißstein with 2.363 m. Some extra power reserves should also be scheduled for the difficult descent of the Birgel to the end of the valley.
There are no cabins to cater the hikers along the route, so a good preparation is essential: the tour should only be started well equipped, with sufficient food and water in the backbag and planning concerning weather or alternative options of descents.
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Here you can find the 7 SUMMITS TOUR in our interactive map! Click "3D-Flug" (3D-Flight) and get a sneak preview of your tour!
Proceed to the SEVEN SUMMITS portal. There you'll find an interactive summit register and much more. Everybody who climbs one of the summits will be registered online and unlock several badges. If you do all 7 SUMMITS within one day, you can collect a fancy explorer hat!