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“Alpine semester” 12-day Mountaineering course in the Austrian Alps

Take part in this 12-day mountaineering course in the Austrian Alps and learn everything that you need to know to climb on rock and ice along with IFMGA certified mountain guide Tal.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration12 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Take part in this intensive mountaineering course and improve your skills.

  • Learn everything about snow, ice and rock in the company of an expert.

  • Get to the top of the beautiful mountains in the Austrian Alps.


Would you like to take part of an unforgettable mountaineering experience? Then join me on this 12-day intensive course and discover the beauty of the Austrian Alps while you learn everything about climbing on rock, ice and snow.

This course will provide you with very useful information and tools about gear, rope, knots, belaying and climbing techniques, rappelling, walking on snow, use of ice crampons, steep ice climbing, self-arrest techniques, route planning and crevasse rescue. As you can see, during these 12 days, we’ll cover several different subjects that are essential for any climber.

Our adventure will begin in Füssen im Allgäu, in Germany, and then we’ll move to Tyrol, in Austria. We’ll meet at 5 pm and have a short brief. At the bottom of the page, you can find a detailed description of the itinerary. Check it out!

Some of the natural areas that you’ll visit on this adventure include the gorgeous Tannheimer Valley, an idyllic spot in the middle of the Allgäu Alps. Also, we’ll climb the Sexegerten Spitze (3,429 meters) and the Hoch Vernagt Wand (3,400 meters).

As for the requirements, it’s important to have prior hiking experience as well as a very good level of fitness. Take into account that the program is intense and that you should be able to ascend 1,400 meters per day.

Would you like to take part in this incredible mountaineering adventure in the Austrian Alps? Then don’t hesitate to send the request and make your reservation. You won’t regret your choice!

A shorter option could be this 1-week program that I lead in Tyrol. Check it out!


Meeting point

Füssen im Allgäu, Germany.




Day 1: Arrival

We’ll meet in Füssen im Allgäu, in Germany, at 5 pm. We’ll have a trip briefing and prepare the equipment. Then, we’ll enjoy dinner and practice the knots that we’ll use during the course.

Day 2: Ziegelwies wall

On this day, we’ll go to the Ziegelwies wall and learn how to belay and move on rocks.

Day 3: Climbing day

On day 3, we’ll have an introduction to multi-pitch climbing.

Day 4: Nassereith

We’ll go to Nassereith and continue learning and practicing climbing.

Day 5: Tannheimer Valley

On day 5, we’ll travel to the beautiful Tannheimer Valley and go for the Aggenstein summit. This is the perfect chance to put into practice what you’ve learned on the course.

Day 6: Taschachhaus

In the morning, we’ll drive to Pitztal and ascend to the Taschachhaus hut, located at 2,440 meters above sea level. Depending on the snow conditions, we’ll begin our training in the Taschach glacier or practice rope techniques in glacier travel. We’ll spend around 3-4 hours walking and face an elevation gain of 900 meters.

Day 7: Taschach glacier

We’ll continue our training in the Taschach glacier and focus on walking on ice and the use of crampons. Then, we’ll plan the route together for the next day.

Day 8: Sexegerten Spitze

On day 8, we’ll take a 5-6 hour walk to the Sexegerten Spitze and learn how to choose the best trail. During the climb, we’ll face a via ferrata section and an elevation gain of 1,000 meters.

Day 9 to 10: Ice climbing

On these days, we’ll focus on ice tools, anchors and crevasse rescue. The Teschach glacier is a fantastic place to practice climbing in steep ice walls.

Day 11: Hoch Vernagt Wand

Day 11 will be the day of the ascent to Hoch Vernagt Wand, a summit at an altitude of 3,400 meters.

Day 12: Last day

On the last day, we’ll go over the contents that we didn’t have time to see on the course.

About the guide

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I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included: flights, personal insurance, transportation to the start of the trip, rental equipment, accommodation, half-board.

5 nights + half-board in a hotel in Füssen Germany (68 €).

6 nights in an alpine hut + half-board (60 € for alpine club member).

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