at the Mooserboden dam wall
It almost sounds like James Bond: a 107-metre-high dam wall that holds enormous masses of water in check, and you climb it until you reach the top of the steep flank. Is this an adrenaline kick exactly to your taste? Then the MOBO 107 via ferrata is just right for you. We took a closer look at the climbing route at the dam wall at Mooserboden (that's where the name MOBO comes from!) - and now we feel a bit like action heroes.
The high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun are among the most popular destinations in the region. No wonder, because the two reservoirs Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden nestle like fjords between mighty mountain massifs. Here you will find an exciting world of adventure that combines nature and technology and has become a centre of attraction for visitors of all ages. For those looking for an unusual sports challenge, this place also offers the world's highest-situated via ferrata on a dam wall: MOBO 107. Equipped and well secured with a via ferrata kit, the route leads upwards across the massive concrete wall.
Accompanied by the experienced guide, we start the tour and get to the access point by Flying Fox. That's a good start! Our climbing guide gives us a briefing on our equipment and the route, we are secured properly and we are ready to go: Metre by metre we make our way up the gigantic Mooser Dam.
But the biggest challenge is still ahead of us: along the route, we now have to master the "Swing" in the upper area. Here you have to swing from one footing to the next. At this height and with these views into the depths, this can be quite challenging! But don't worry - this part can be easily avoided and you don't have to leave your comfort zone completely.
Anyway, we definitely want to conquer the "Swing". But before that, we take a short break on the "Bankerl" (bench) at a lofty height. Here you can perfectly enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks – there is a good reason why the rest area is called "Stoabergblick" as a homage to the surrounding stone mountains.