Ankogel, Austria, Guided Ascent

Come and climb the stunning Ankogel mountain in the High Tauern range of the Austrian Alps with IFMGA certified mountain guide Gernot.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Ankogel (3,252m) is part of the Ankogel mountain group. It is the second highest peak in the group. The view from the summit of this mountain is absolutely fantastic. Not only will you be able to see the Kaiser mountain range’s many peaks, you will also get to see the gorgeous Dolomite mountains, and even the Grossglockner (3,798m), which is the highest mountain in the country.

    As a result of the cable car, or the Ankogelbahn, as it is called, from Mallnitz to the mountain station (2,631m), the actual climb will be only 650 metres. Thus making the mountain one of the more easily accessible peaks in the area.

    From the mountain station, we will walk along the Tauernhohenweg to the Radeckscharte. After that we will slowly and safely climb the ridge until we reach the summit. The climb will have difficult spots, and there will be times when you will be roped in. However, despite the challenge, the Ankogel peak can still be climbed by people who are not experts, but some mountaineering experience is necessary.

    The climbing time from the mountain station to the summit and back will be approximately 6 to 7 hours.

    The Ankogel group mountain range has some amazing mountains. And the Ankogel mountain itself is definitely an amazing mountain. So if you want to spend a day climbing this wonderful peak to its summit, where you can view a vast amount of the surrounding Alps, contact me, and let me guide you.

    Are you interested in scaling the Watzmann’s famous East wall in Germany? If you are, I can also lead you on this 2 day climb.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    350 EUR

    Group of 2
    220 EUR

    Group of 3
    170 EUR

    Group of 4
    150 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     The guide's expenses are not included in the cost of the trip. Also the price for the Ankogelbahn (cable car from Mallnitz) is 27 Euros per person, and the cost of a car lock for Mallnitz is 30 Euros per person.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    About the Guide


    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.




    What People are Saying about Gernot Lachmaier


    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
    I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.
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    John G Mudd

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