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Etappe 3: Von der Johannishütte zur Sajathütte – Venediger Höhenweg

Etappe 3: Von der Johannishütte zur Sajathütte – Venediger Höhenweg

3.73 mi
1.1 mph
3,150 ft
1,775 ft
Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.69 mi
2.53 mi
3.06 mi
3.73 mi


Mountaineering Highlight

Tour Profile


Alpine Hiking Path: 0.74 mi
Mountain Hiking Path: 1.72 mi
Hiking Path: 1.27 mi


Alpine: 2.46 mi
Natural: < 109 yd
Unpaved: 1.27 mi

Weather Forecast

Mareike planned a mountaineering Tour.

September 29, 2020


  • Mareike

    The third day on the Venediger Höhenweg is the hike to the Sajathütte. The direct route over the Sajatscharte has been closed since 2015 due to the risk of falling rocks. That's why you take a detour today that is safer and takes you a few more meters up to an exciting three-thousand-meter peak. You can get current information from the host of the Sajathütte ( from the Johannishütte, it goes steeply up the slopes below the Zopetkopf and Zopetspitze. If you look north over the course of the Dorfertal, you will see the mighty Großvenediger. At the next fork you hike left up to the Tulpscharte. The risk of falling rocks is too great on the right path. The way up to the Kreuzspitze is safer, but not without it. It's pretty steep uphill and every step needs to be set safely. The reward for your efforts is the Kreuzspitze, which at 3,164 meters makes a stately three-thousand-meter peak. You can be really happy when you reach the top.It is best to take a reasonable break on the cross, because the descent is also a challenge that requires maximum concentration. It goes down through a steep wall. The path is adequately secured with steel cables. Here you should be absolutely free from giddiness and experienced in exposed terrain. Whether you need a via ferrata set for this depends on your experience and your safety needs. In any case, a helmet doesn't do any harm here. Then it is not far to the Sajathütte, which is just what you need after this demanding tour.If you don't trust yourself to do this, you can go straight over the Zopetscharte to the Eisseehütte, the destination of the fourth stage. Here, too, there are some passages secured by rope to overcome in the descent.

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    • October 7, 2020


Etappe 3: Von der Johannishütte zur Sajathütte – Venediger Höhenweg