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Conquer the picturesque alpine scenery of rugged and rocky Austria

Mountain climbing in the heart of the Alps rewards you with an endless supply of mountains inhabiting land-locked Austria. This presents climbers with an incredible range of routes to ascend. Along the way you’ll find inspiration from the surrounding views of snow-blanked summits, restful great lakes, and the serene atmosphere. Visit in the milder months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

Mountain Climbing in Austria

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Austria

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Austria?

The landlocked country of Austria lies in central Europe and is part of the European Union. It is bordered by Italy and Slovenia to the south, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, and Hungary and Slovakia to the east. Mountains largely dominate the territory within its borders, which is host to parts of the Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps, and the Southern Limestone Alps.

Why should I choose Austria for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

The varying mountains

The collection of mountains that populate Austria present wonderful climbing opportunities for all levels. Whether you’re a first-timer, an intermediate, or a seasoned climber, there are routes that suit everyone. Although the majority of climbs are suited for either intermediates or seasoned climbers, there are pockets of routes ideal for beginners. The Austrian Alps provides something for everyone.

Heart of the Alps

Located in the heart of the Alps, the mountains dominate the skyline of Austria, and hold some of the most picturesque mountain scenery in the entire Alps. Panoramic vistas that stretch far beyond the eye can see, spectacular sparkling lakes reflecting snow-covered peaks that dominate the region. Whatever range you visit, your constant climbing companion is the sublime alpine scenery.

Mountain traditions

Despite the passing of time, bitter wars and the passing of empires, the traditions high in the alpine mountains of Austria have remained resilient. Cattle drives onto the pastures, ringing of the bells upon witnessing dark clouds carrying a storm to warn farmers, the traditional show of strength between herdsmen and dairymen. Discover UNESCO-protected cultural pieces of heritage.

What can I expect from the weather in Austria?

An alpine climate dominates the country, given its largely mountainous terrain, and receives relatively high temperatures in the summer, averaging in the mid-20s.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Austria?

Visit in the milder months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Austria



Had a GREAT time with Andy, who helped me witness an awesome sunrise on top of the GrossGlockner! Again many thanks for everything!



Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!



Andreas is fantastic. 10/10



We had such a great trip! We felt incredibly safe with Mauro even during some intense, crowded moments up on the peak. All in all, we had a great experience!



Firstly, this is the second occasion that we have booked a trip through Explore-Share and both times the process has been brilliant from start to finish. They are helpful, informative and efficient and always easy to contact. Secondly, this is the first time we have used Andreas as a guide and we really couldn't have asked for more. He assisted us in the preparation and logistics of the trip and helped us to get to the starting point, thus avoiding the need for a hire car. The guiding process was fantastic, professional throughout but also friendly and relaxed making it the perfect balance; everyone in our group loved the trip. Brilliant value for money, would not hesitate to book him again. Good stuff!

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