The Gosaukamm is a mountain range in the Dachstein mountains with the Bischofsmütze as its highest peak (photo: Viorel Munteanu)

Gosaukamm
in Gosau at Dachstein

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The Gosaukamm

Regions: Upper Austria, Salzburg
Highest peak: Große Bischofsmütze (2 458 m)

More peaks:

Kleine Bischofsmütze (2 428 m), Großwand (2 381 m),
Mandlkogel ( 2 268 m), Sternkogel (2 325 m),
Däumling (2 322 m), Steiglkogl (2 204 m),
Stuhllochturm (2 172 m), Angerstein (2 101 m),
Großer Donnerkogel (2 055 m), Leckkogel (2 032 m),
Wasserkarkogel (2 141 m), Strichkogel (2 035 m),
Steinriesenkogl (2 008 m),Gabelkogel (1 909 m),
Kleiner Donnerkogel (1 919 m)

The Gosaukamm watches over Gosau at Dachstein (photo: Viorel Munteanu)

From the history

When you enter the Gosau valley, the Gosaukamm, of which the ridge looks like the cockscomb, appears in its full splendour at the end of the front Gosau valley. The many steep peaks and graters form a unique rock formation. The two most conspicuous and highest rocks are called Kleine and Große Bischofsmütze (small and great bishop's hat) (2 458 m).

In 1879, Market Count Pallavicini and two Italian companions tried to climb the highest peak of the Gosaukamm. They made it to the Kleiner Bischofsmütze. In June of the same year, the mountain guides Auhäusler and Steiner from Ramsau climbed the Große Bischofsmütze for the first time.

The Bischofsmütze is not only a climbing paradise, but is also known for the huge landslides in 1993 and 2001. Since then there have always been rockfalls that make the ascent a very delicate undertaking. Nevertheless, alpinists are magically attracted to this mountain. Even for the easiest ascent you need experience, surefootedness and a head for heights.

Good to now

Since 1993, the highest mountain of the Gosaukamm has been poorer around large parts of its south and east wall - the yellow demolition area, which reminds us of this century landslide, still sends rockfall salvos into the depths.