Henne

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang

Fieberbrunn

A varied descent for experienced riders

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3 km
Ascent
12 m
Descent
826 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

The descent is divided into several sections that need to be evaluated individually. Initially, the ascent is via steep south-facing slopes, then a steep western slope must be crossed before it's traced to an east-facing bowl. Here, incorporate the steep northern slopes of the "Henne" mountain into your consideration for the risk of avalanches. The lower part is a very steep northern slope that can be bypassed nearby. Take the chair lift "Hochhörndl" and leave to the right of the wooden fence. The short traverse to the west then rises slightly (watch out here especially for avalanches from the steep slopes from the summit). As a guide, pass a 10 metre vertical rock face, passing under it as close as possible. Shortly thereafter, there is a cornice (at about 2040 metres) to overcome and then a little flatter terrain. Here, if there are thin layers of snow on the stones, it is advisable to carry the skis a little further. Now traverse through a steep area that's overgrown with pines, hopefully without losing any height. Arrive at the rocky north ridge, which heads down from the top of the Henne mountain. Now on the ridge, leave partially left or right to the north until the ridge merges into a broad summit (2000 metres). Here, enter at any point to the right into the beautiful bowl. At its lower end, leave the area at the steel avalanche barriers. When seeing a group of trees on a ridge, you are on the right track. Then carefully get into a very steep, rocky northern slope. Here a gutter may be crossed in order to further enjoy a steep area with larches at about 1600 metres, it will become much flatter and you move through a clearing further north behind some trees to another clearing. Now head onto free, usually tracked out terrain left of a little forest past the "Teehütte" and from there onto the slope to the valley station of the "Reckmoos Nordbahn".

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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