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Climbing Grossglockner

Make a quintessential alpine ascent to the summit of Austria’s highest peak!

Rising to 3.798 meters in elevation, Grossglockner is the highest peak in Austria and the tallest mountain east of Brenner Pass. This classic alpine ascent is perfect for most mountaineers as it is, technically, not too difficult. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Grossglockner Mountain Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Grossglockner Mountain Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Grossglockner

As Greossglockner is the tallest mountain in all of Austria, the views from its summit are quite incredible. From the top, you can see many other iconic peaks, including Piz Bernina, in Switzerland and on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the Adriatic Sea. Along the way up, marvel at amazing views of pristine alpine valleys and immense glaciers too.


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Best time to climb:

July to September

How to get there:

Any trip to Grossglockner begins with a flight into Innsbruck Airport (INN). From here, Kals (a common starting point for the climb) is just three hours away by car. Due to the mountain terrain, the trip is longer by bus or train

What’s the weather like?

During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of about 10 ºC on the mountain. These tend to decrease at higher elevations and feel colder with windchill. Summer is also the wettest time of year and weather can change quickly on the mountain

More info about Mountain Climbing in Grossglockner:

Situated in the main ridge of the Central Eastern Alps, along the Alpine Divide, Grossglockner is an iconic mountaineering destination for alpine enthusiasts. Its pyramid-shaped peak consists of two pinnacles – Grossglockner and the Kleinglockner (3.770 meters) – that are separated by a col. While most climbers opt for just the taller spire, many others will add an additional day to the trip and head up both. The peak has great cultural significance to the region and therefore attracts numerous climbers throughout the season. The normal route is the easiest way up and can be quite crowded. For more advanced moutnaineers, various other routes up the north and south faces of the mountain are quieter alternatives, including the famed icewall on the north face. While July to September is the best time to climb, many guides offer trips from MArch until November, which tend to be a bit tougher, but also offer more solitude and are better suited for ice climbing and ski mountaineering

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