Maurach – Berggasthof Rofan:
From Maurach comfortably to the Buchauer Alm, from it 500 hm in serpentines to the Mauritzer Rasthütte, then right in Serpenenen to the Mauritz-Niederleger (ruined walls) and on to the Berggastof Rofan. Duration approx. 1.5 - 2 hours. The use of the Rofan cable car saves this ascent.
Berggasthof Rofan – Hochiss:
From the refuge northwards on the well signposted path. It leads (seen from below) right past the southeastern grassy slopes of the imposing Gschöllkopf. Passed over a saddle you into a green cauldron under the Hochiss. In a small bend to a turn - beware of chippingof stones! Here on the left to the so-called Gamshals. On the ridge between Spieljoch (on the right) and Hochiss (on the left), the path runs to the left under the south crashes of the Hochiss along until just before the brushhead. Here partially insured by ropes. In a right turn a bit steeper, through Schrofen and rock you reach the flat, grassy western slope, from which you can reach the summit cross in a few minutes.
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Descent variant around the Dalfazer ridge:
On the western slope back to the turnoff, where you are left from the Schrofen. Continue straight ahead towards Dalfaz Alm and Streichkopfgatterl. The Rote Klamml is a small Place where it goes a bit steeper and therefore a fuse is attached. From there on to Streichkopfgatterl. Here on the left down, partly over flat, partly over narrow mountain slopes. On a walk in the beautiful high valley between some imposing rock formations. Later you will see the Achensee and shortly afterwards you will reach the Dalfazalm. From the Dalfazalm in just under an hour on a gentle mountain trail over to the mountain inn Rofan (about 150 m ascent). Or from the Dalfaz-Alm down to Maurach (about 1.5 - 2 hours).