The Rax massif is located north of the Semmering Pass and is part of the Rax-Schneeberg group. The highest point of the mountain plateau is the Heukuppe. In 1894 Fritz Benesch developed the first grading system for alpine climbs at the Rax. In addition, after a disastrous avalanche the world's first mountain rescue service was founded here in 1896.



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Elevation: 2007 m
Country and region: Austria, Lower Austria / Styria
Mountain range: Mürzsteg Alps
Prominence: 992 m
Orometric dominance: 49
Coordinates: 47.688970, 15.689480

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