Along the border between Upper Austria and Styria up to the Großer Pyhrgas

In an arc running from east to west, the Haller Mauern with their rugged rock faces, rise 2244 m (7362 ft) high and form the impressive north-western end of the Ennstal Alps.  The Großer Pyhrgas is not only the highest peak of this ridge, but also an extremely popular destination for hikers who want to take the varied routes up the mountain and enjoy the wonderful view of the Gesäuse, the Windischgarsten basin, the lower Tauern and the Totes Gebirge up to the Dachstein glaciers. In fact, three marked ascents lead to the Great Pyhrgas (2244 m / 7362 ft). From the north, the Bad-Haller-Steig leads to the summit. However, the ascent routes via the west flank or the Hofersteig via the southern flank are particularly popular. The latter can be easily combined as ascent and descent routes and for both the Bosruckhütte (1036 m / 3399 ft) is an ideal starting point for climbing the highest peak of the Haller Mauern. From Spital am Pyhrn you can drive to a parking lot not far from the Bosruck

Via the Herminensteig on the Waxriegel

On top of the Gesäuse

High up on the Natterriegel, the mountain of snakes

Three summits tour on the edge of the Gesäuse National Park