Climbing Großglockner with a guide


Andreas Gassner, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and climbing fanatic, invites you to join him in this amazing climbing trip to the top of the Austrian Alps' highest mountain: the Großglockner.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Austrian Alps.
  • Reach the summit of the highest mountain in Austria.
  • Live an exciting mountaineering adventure with a guide.


If you are in the mood for a new adventure, come with me to this amazing climbing trip to the marvelous Grossglockner! We will spend 2 days in the heart of the Austrian Alps, witnessing the most beautiful landscapes.

Every rock-climbing fanatic must have heard of this splendid mountain peak. The Grossglockner, with its 3798 meters, is the highest mountain in Austria.

And it turns out to be the tallest one in the Alps, going Eastern the Brenner Pass.

At the top of the mountain, there is an enormous cross and there is where everybody wants to arrive. And now you have the opportunity of reaching that summit.

It is a 2-day trip full of challenges and adventures and, at the same time, extremely rewarding. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about anything. I will take care of the organization and provide everything you need.

However, in order to be part of this trip, you must have some previous climbing experience. Also, you have to be in optimal physical shape to be able to complete the ascents. We will climb the mountain upwards for about 400 meters an hour.

More importantly, you must tolerate well medium height positions and if you have previous experience dealing with crampons it can be really useful in this expedition.

I will be your guide and the climbing groups will have no more than 3 people. This is how I can guarantee your ascent to be totally safe as well as personalized.

Of course, if you have any questions regarding the trip you can contact me.

So, if this is the trip you have always been waiting for, join me. I am sure the experience of climbing the magnificent Grossglockner will amaze you. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to guide you to the top of the Austrian Alps’ highest mountain.  

I also lead a climbing program in the Großer Wiesbachhorn. Check it out!


Day 1: Meeting at Stüdlhütte and beginning of ascent

We will meet at the Stüdlhütte or we can ascend the Stüdlhütte together (about 2.5 hours) from the Lucknerhaus. We will spend the night at Stüdlhütte or we can continue our ascent to Erzherzog Johannhütte (about 2.5 hours from Stüdlhütte).

Day 2: Reaching Großglockner's top and descent

We will reach the summit climbing upwards from the Archduke Johann hut. The ascent will last for 1.5 hours. Once we are on the mountain’s top you will have plenty of time to enjoy the view and take incredible photos. Then, we will start our descent and arrive at the Lucknerhaus parking lot after 5 hours approximately.



More info

The necessary equipment, crampons, climbing harness, pimple and helmet are available for free.

You should bring: solid hiking boots, hiking pants, 2nd shirt, softshell jacket, hard shell jacket (rain jacket, gore-tex), gloves, hat, beanie, backpack 30L, max. 2 L drinks, snacks, alpine club card, tooth brush (NO water on the hut), very thin (silk) hut sleeping bag for the hut (hygienic reasons).

Please note it is not easy to get to the starting point without a car. You could easily go to Zell am See and I can take you with me from that point.


About the 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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 825 Each

Group of 2

EUR 475 Each

Group of 3

EUR 382 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Gear Rental is also included in the price. Hut fee and transportation are not included. The cost would be approx. 50 Euros for the hut (food included) and transportation to the starting point of the tour. In mid may there might be a lot of snow, so in this case we might have to rent snow shoes, around 15 Euros per person.


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