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2-day Backcountry Splitboarding Tour with Grossglockner Summit

Local expert and IFMGA certified mountain guide Andreas Gassner takes you to the summit of the mighty Grossglockner during this guided, 2-day backcountry splitboarding tour.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar - May, Jul - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

This 2-day splitboarding tour will lead us to the summit of the mighty Grossglockner (3798m).

The Grossglockner is Austria’s highest mountain and the highest peak in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. 

Climbing to the summit of the Grossglockner is not for everyone. You should be a seasoned snowboarder or splitboarder and have previous experience with rock climbing and crampons. 

We will start our journey together at Lucknerhaus in Kals. From there, we will make our way up to the Stüdlhütte (2801m). The Stüdlhütte is a modern mountain hut perched on the side of the Grossglockner. This hut is the exclusive “base camp” for those who want to reach Austria’s highest peak.

The climb from Lucknerhaus to the Stüdlhütte will take us approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the snow conditions. We will spend the night in the hut before continuing our ascent the following day.

From the Stüdlhütte, we will make our way up to the Erzherzog-Johann Hütte (3454m), another mountain hut on the mighty Grossglockner. This climb will take us about 3 hours. At this point, we may leave our splitboards (or snowboards) at the hut, or continue onward with our gear as we move toward Glocknerleitl

From Glocknerleitl, we will climb over the Kleinglockner toward the summit of the Grossglockner. This final ascent is a thrilling, partially exposed climb that will take us roughly 2 hours. The view from the summit is well worth it, however.

After taking in the view from the top of Austria, we will slowly begin our descent, re-tracing our steps and riding back toward Lucknerhaus.

You can find the itinerary for this trip below.

Click “Request to Book” to get in touch and reserve your spot to climb to the top of the Grossglockner with me. I would love to show you the way to the best view of my backyard here in the Alps. 

You can also climb the Grossglockner with me during the summer months. Click here to read more about this 2-day mountaineering trip offered from June to September.

Participants should plan to arrive to the Alps beforehand in order to have adequate time to adjust to the altitude. Prior experience with high-altitude activities is recommended.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Lucknerhaus (Kals) to Stüdlhütte

We will start our journey together at Lucknerhaus in Kals. From there, we will make our way up to the Stüdlhütte (2801m). The Stüdlhütte is a modern mountain hut perched on the side of the Grossglockner. This hut is the exclusive “base camp” for those who want to reach Austria’s highest peak.

The climb from Lucknerhaus to the Stüdlhütte will take us approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the snow conditions. We will spend the night in the hut before continuing our ascent the following day.

Day 2: Stüdlhütte to the Grossglockner summit

From the Stüdlhütte, we will make our way up to the Erzherzog-Johann Hütte (3454m), another mountain hut on the mighty Grossglockner. This climb will take us about 3 hours. At this point, we may leave our splitboards (or snowboards) at the hut, or continue onward with our gear as we move toward Glocknerleitl

From Glocknerleitl, we will climb over the Kleinglockner toward the summit of the Grossglockner. This final ascent is a thrilling, party exposed climb that will take us roughly 2 hours. The view from the summit is well worth it, however.

After taking in the view from the top of Austria, we will slowly begin our descent, re-tracing our steps back toward Lucknerhaus.

Details

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The price includes crampons, climbing harness, pimple and helmet. Personal expenses are NOT included.

Meeting point

Lucknerhaus in Kals

About the guide: Andreas

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Andreas

4.80

(39)

Mountain Guide

The mountains have always been a great part of my life. I was a youth leader of the Alpine Association of Zell am See, Bergrettungsmann, and completed the training as a ski and snowboard instructor. I studied meteorology because it can be very useful in mountaineering. My first trips took me to the Eastern Alps, around Piz Bernina and Biancogray. I also had the chance many times the amazing Mont Blanc range and the peaks around Chamonix. Finally, I got to practice in the high mountains of Bolivia and Chile.
I have really found my calling as a mountain guide. I am right where I always wanted to be. The smile on my clients' faces at the summit or after an intense ski day is so rewarding!
I am part of a team of local guides (Bergführer Zell am See Kaprun), all friends of mine, guys with whom I share the passion for the mountains. They are Markus B, Markus H and Gerald, all IFMGA certified guides. Our philosophy is "to know how to do something well is to enjoy it". Therefore, we always keep learning to give you the best experience.

Languages

German | English

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What people are saying about Andreas

Anton

5.00

Andreas is a big professional - has found best snow conditions and created a big adventure despite not much fresh snow and overall situation with warm weather. 5 stars!

Daniel

5.00

Great guiding experience. We had a couple of touring newbies, and Andreas was very patient. Would book again.

Christoph

5.00

The guide was super friendly and knows the mountain inside out. He made me feel secure at the sections that were a bit more exposed. I also appreciated that he took a couple of pictures of me as I was travelling on my own.

Mark

5.00

Had a GREAT time with Andy, who helped me witness an awesome sunrise on top of the GrossGlockner! Again many thanks for everything!

Claire

5.00

Andi did a great job and the day was the highlight of our trip!

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