Mountain Climbing trips – Grossglockner

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

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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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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.

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.



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Best time to climb:

July to September






What People are Saying

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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!!
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Tom McAuslan
Bernd was very organised and an incredible guide. Bad weather meant the climb we wanted to do wasn\'t possible. He was flexible enough to take us to another location in the alps that was just as impressive and challenging but far better conditions .
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Andy Dalton
The trip was rushed, and unfortunately the guide was impatient and at times I felt that he didn’t want to be there - which made the trip unenjoyable. The positives were, No doubt he is vey experienced, I have learnt a lot from him and was thankful for things he have shown me.
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Chloe Ong
The guide was nice. We went upto Studel hut. Next day the weather was very bad and hence we could not proceed further. We had no time to extend our day further. Never mind. We shall think of it again later. Tanks and regards.
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Swapan Datta



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