Climbing Grossglockner summit by the normal route

Maria, IFMGA certified guide, takes you to the top of the Grossglockner in this 2-day mountaineering trip in the Austrian Alps. The views are breathtaking!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Grossglockner (3789m) is the roof of Austria. And in fact, it’s one of the most famous peaks in the country. I invite you in this occasion to ascend it by the normal route in 2 days.

It will be a demanding and rewarding ascent on the rock. In addition, the first day includes some fun via ferrata. And we will sleep at the Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte, the highest mountain hut in Austria.

I can guarantee that you will never forget the panorama from the summit!

You need to be prepared and in very food condition since we will ascend up to 400 meters per hour. Besides, the difficulty of the climbing is up to UIAA 2.

Interested in this 2-day ascent of Grossglockner? Then don’t hesitate to contact me! And you can also check out this ascent by the Stüdl ridge.


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Harness, helmet and crampons are included. I will take care of booking the accommodation. You are responsible for my expenses as well.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Ascent to Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte

    We leave from the parking lot of Lucknerhaus (1918m). After ascending to Stüdlhütte (2802m) we take a short break. Then we continue along the Ködnitzkees to an easy via ferrata. leading us to the Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte (3451m), the highest hut in Austria. The sunset at this altitude is an unforgettable experience.
    Duration: 5 hours
    D +1400m

  • Day 2: Summit day

    Today we start early in the morning over the Glocknerleitl up to the rocks, which lead us to the Kleinglockner. The summit is already close, but before we finish the last passage in the rock, we head down again briefly to the Glocknerscharte. At the highest point of Austria, you can admire a unique panorama. During our descent, we will have a rest at the Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte before resuming the return.
    Duration: 7 hours
    D +400/-1800m

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
At the Lucknerhaus parcking lot.
Accommodation

In mountain hut.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a climbing lover. I grew up in a small farm in Mittersiller Sonnberg. My parents used to show us the beauty of our mountains. When I was 10 years old I went ski touring for the first time and I really loved it. The next years, I started climbing walls which really fascinated me. I also participated in many competitions.

My career took me to Hohe Tauern National Park where I finished the ranger training to bring visitors to the beauties of my country.

In 2013, I got my official certificate as a mountain guide and ski instructor. A dream came true! Since 2014, I have been working a full time guide, guiding in different areas such as Ortler, Valais, Dolomites, Wilder Kaiser, Muztagh Ata (China)... and of course, in some of our famous mountains such as Großvenediger and Großglockner.

Feel free to get in touch with me! I'll be glad to share with you a great moment in the mountains!

 
 

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