Grosser Priel

Elevation (feet): 8,251
Elevation (meters): 2,515
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Range/Region: Salzkammergut
Latitude: 47.716944
Longitude: 14.063333
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1817
First successful climber(s): Sigmund Graf von Engl
Nearest major airport: Linz
Convenient Center: Hinterstoder

Thanks to Bernhard Noebauer and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Grosser Priel is the highest summit of the Totes Gebirge and the highest peak of Upper Austria besides the Dachsteingruppe. Totes Gebirge, meaning "Dead Moutains", is a large, extended chalkstone plateau of 400 square kilometers and a length of 50 km, ranging from Bad Ischl to the east.

One of the standard routes to Grosser Priel starts in Hinterstoder, a skiing worldcup station and holiday resort, offering a classical view of Grosser Priel and the neighbouring Spitzmauer (2442m). You reach the mountain hut Prielschutzhaus in 3 hours, and from there another 3 hours walk in beautiful landscape mostly above the tree line leads you up to the top. Another route reaches the summit from the North, leading from the Alptal via the Welserh¸tte to the top

Grosser Priel also offers several climbing routes in various difficulties. In winter one can cross the whole Tote Gebirge on skiis.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Grosser Priel.

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  • Log #13189 - by m on Apr 20, 2001
    A very nice 4 days-tour! 1. day:We started in the afternoon from Hinterstoder and went to Prielschutzhaus (2 hours). 2. day: Up to the summit and overnight at Welserhütte ( 4 - 5 hours) 3. day:...
  • Log #13190 - by Thomas Weghofer on Jan 24, 2001
    Done the "Bert-Rinesch-Klettersteig" (via-ferrata), very steep and long but one of the most beautiful "ferratas" in Austria. On the peak with Regina B. and Mandig.
  • Log #13191 - by John Virt on Dec 12, 2000
    Hi to all. Before I decided to sign this peak I read some signs about more bigger summits. I know this peak isn't as much famous but it was my first one. I'm 19 and someday I would like to climb some...