Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

June 28, 2015

Postalklamm Via Ferrata

Our last Via Ferrata before arriving in Fuschl for the Red Bull X-Alps race preparation week.   The Postalklamm came highly recommended by someone we had met on another trail the week before.   In reality, it was an interesting "adventure" course but kind of flat, except for hiking out afterwards.  We brought our friend and X-Alps supporter Chuck along with us for a day in the narrow canyon.

The book said that this canyon should be avoided when wet...but really it should say, "It's always wet, just be careful!"   Anyway, the ferrata took us up and over a very narrow canyon, crossing several times on Tarzan rope bridges, wooden ladders, and even a single cable suspended over the abyss!  The small river flow below us and sometimes beside us with a few waterfalls.

After the narrow section, we hiked out and up and finished up with a tough, exposed, but fun section on some vertical rock.  There was an option to do an "F" section, which was a single cable on an overhanging rock about 20 feet high.  I climbed up to it but in the end didn't feel like trying it...perhaps with a top rope I would give it a go, but it's too late to be getting injured before the big race!   We went around instead on the "D" section which was hard but not extreme.


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