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4-day Grossglockner guided ski tour

Discover Austria with Gernot, a IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 3-day ski tour through the Grossglockner, the highest peak of the country.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

During the winter, Austria turns into white and becomes the skiers’ heaven. I invite you to amaze yourself with this 4-day winter ski tour at the Grossglockner, the highest summit of Austria.

With 3798 meters above the Adriatic Sea, the Grossglockner is the highest peak of the Glockner Group located in the High Tauern mountain range, the main chain of the Central Alps.

While you enjoy the view of a landscape full of snow covered peaks, on this tour you will also have the chance to ski from the summit of the amazing Böses Weibl (3119 meters) downhill on gorgeous slopes past the Lesachalm down until Oberlesach. 

You will also be able to discover the Austrian glaciers of Teischnitzkees and Pasterze. With 3107 meters above sea level, Teischnitzkees is a wild and mountainous area situated in Tirol 300 km west from Vienna. As for Pasterze (3453 meters), it is approximately 8,4 kilometres long, being the longest glacier in Austria.  Furthermore, you will explore the High Tauern National Park, the largest of Austria’s seven national parks and the biggest nature reserve in the Alps.

Please find a more detailed itinerary at the bottom of this description. Take into account that it is really important for this trip to have a safe parallel skiing in all types of snow and an endurance of 6 to 8 hours approximately. It’s also necessary to have some prior experience in walking with skins as well as in using the kick turn, crampons and ice-axe.

If you are ready for this incredible winter ski tour through the Austrian Alps, please send your request! Do not miss the chance to go downhill the Grossglockner, the highest mountain of the country!  

Are you interested on a different mountain tour in Austria? Visit my hiking trip traverse from Glocknerwand to Grossglockner.

Accommodation

Lucknerhaus Stüdlhütte Hut

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Lucknerhaus

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome

We meet at 5 pm in the Lucknerhaus. We have dinner and discuss the programe.

Day 2: Böses Weibele (3,121 m)

We start the ascent through the Peischlachtörl. Then we have a brief walk from the ski depot to the summit. From that point, we descend on wonderful slopes until Oberlesach.

  • Ascent: 1,200 altitude metres
  • Descent: 1,700 altitude metres
  • 5 hours

Day 3: Teufelskamp (3,503 m)

We ascent to the starting point of our Glockner ascent:  the Stüdlhütte Hut. We have a short break. Then, with a light backup, we hike up the Teufelskampf across the Teischnitzkees glacier. There, we will enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Pasterze and the Glockner massif. We go downhill to the Stüdlhütte Hut again.

  • Ascent: 1,590 altitude metres
  • Descent: 700 altitude metres
  • 5-6 hours

Day 4: Grossglockner (3,798 m)

Trough the Ködnitzkees glaciar we go to the Adlersruhe (3,454 m). Then, we continue across the “Bahnhof” to the Leitl, Kleinglockner and Glocknerscharte to Austria’s highest peak. We go downhill back to the ski depot and make a long descent to the Lucknerhaus.

  • Ascent: 1,000 altitude metres
  • Descent: 1,900 altitude metres
  • 5-6 hours


About the guide

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I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1135 each

Group of 2

EUR 722 each

Group of 3

EUR 557 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide. Rental equipment available on enquiry


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