Mountain tour from the Krefelder Hütte over the Kammscharte

From the Krefelder Hütte over the Hohe Kammerscharte to the Fürthermoar Alm - “the best panorama in the entire region”

Mountain tour from the Krefelderhütte over the Kammscharte © Mairitsch

A really “kitschy hike” – to quote Kathrin Aberger Dick, who truly loves the great scenery out on this tour. The trail leads through steep terrain, though is technically not very challenging. Nonetheless, the trail is exposed at some points and demands surefootedness, a head for heights, good equipment and experience. You will set out from the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn, where you can still sense the skiing excitement even during the summer months, and make your way over the Kammscharte to the Fürthermoar Alm.

The Trail over the Kammscharte

The starting point for this tour is the Alpine Center by the Kitzsteinhorn, which can be reached quite easily by riding the Kaprun glacier lifts. Directly beneath the strikingly tall lift pylon inside the glacier ski area, path No. 726 leads very easily in the direction of the Kammscharte, which we will reach after a gain of about 300 meters. Once at the Kammscharte, the hike continues downhill, the terrain becomes steeper and the trail somewhat more exposed. In fact, you will have to negotiate some points with the help of scrambling techniques. You will definitely be able to eat your fill of the glorious Hohe Tauern panoramas – though never take your eye off the trail. After dropping down across the Hochschober at 2,219 meters, we will finally come to the Fürthermoar Alm, where we will be greeted by a great hut meal and interesting stories courtesy of sheep farmer, Toni.

8 km
4 h 30 min
Altitude uphill:
ca. 400 m
Altitude downhill:
850 m
medium tour, sturdy shoes are required
Technically demanding, partly exposed and steep
Exposed spots:
Yes, some parts have to be climbed

Important: don’t forget

  • Sturdy mountain shoes
  • Weather-proof clothing
  • Warm change of clothes
  • Head covering and gloves (also in summer)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock for your skin
  • Plenty of provisions and fluids 
  • Weather reports and forecast 
  • Maps and relevant touring information 
  • Mobile phone, camera, binoculars 
  • The last bus departs at 5 p.m.

Fürthermoar Tip

Great tour which strikes a happy balance between a high-alpine mountaineering expedition and a simple hike. The route should not be underestimated, surefootedness is a definite must.
Of course, you can also tackle the tour in the opposite direction, though it is most beautiful when you begin at the Alpine Center. In the opposite direction, you will have to climb to the Kammscharte in full sun. When you hike down to the Fürthermoar Alm instead, the heat is more bearable and you can focus better on the panorama. If you are thirsty nonetheless, with the descent under your belt the Fürthermoar Alm awaits, also ready to treat you to a selection of their home-produced specialties.

The Aberger-Dick family look forward to soon being able to welcome you here as their guest!