The Stuibenfall Waterfall is with a height of 159m the highest waterfall in Tyrol - and it has a fixed rope route which goes along the left side of the waterfall. It gives you a great view on the waterfall all the time while climbing up 300m.
We took the bus to Umhausen, from there we followed the signs saying 'Stuibenfall' until we arrive at a small shop and parking area. From there you walk through a forest for about 20 minutes until you arrive at the beginning of the via ferrata. From the start you can already see the great waterfall.
The first part of the via ferrata is a ropeway. This was our first route with a ropeway so it was quite exciting! Then you''ll find many fixed ropes.
Take a break and enjoy the waterfall from high above!
The last part is another more difficult ropeway. This one is really good, because it''s above the waterfall and for sure you''ll get wet 😀 This is a nice way to cool down on warm days 😉
After finishing the via feratta we enjoyed the waterfall and then took the normal way back to the little shop and the parking area.
In August 2009 we did our first trip to the Oetztal. The Oetztal is very famous for skiing in the winter. But it was summer and we decided to go hiking - and to go on a mountain which is higher than 3000m for the first time! We took the bus to Umhausen which is a small village with a nice waterfall. From Umhausen we start the ascent to the Erlanger Hut. In the beginning it is a long walk through a forest... After a few hours we arrive at Vordere Leierstalalm (1798m) where we take the first break.
After this sign you can already see the Erlanger Hut. But it is still a long way up... The first thing to do after arriving at the hut - order a Skiwasser! Right behind the hut is the beautiful Wettersee 🙂 After a little break we continue walking in the direction of the Wildgrat (2971m). The view of the Wettersee is so great! After enjoying the great view we go back to the Erlanger Hut to have some food. Really tired we went to bed and got up quite early the next morning, because we wanted to go up Fundusfeiler - our first ascent over 3000m.
Around lunchtime we arrived at the top (3079m) and enjoyed blue sky and sunshine. We continued to walk to the Frischmann Hut and had great food and stayed there over night. The next morning we started the descent back to Umhausen. All in all this was a great tour in a beautiful landscape.