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Climbing Großglockner with a guide

Climbing Großglockner
Climbing Großglockner
Climbing Großglockner
Climbing

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.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 460 Each

Group of 3

EUR 370 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.


Itinerary

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.

 

Details

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

 What is included in the price I’m paying here?

 Can I join a group?

 What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

 What equipment do I need to have with me?

 How can I get prepared physically for the ascent?

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.

Languages

German | English

Residence

Zell am See, Salzburg


What people are saying about this trip

Mattias Gunnarsson

5.00

September, 2022

Excellent experience with Andreas who is an outstanding guide. Rain and icy conditions made it quite challenging, but Andreas still made it into a very enjoyable climb for my friend and colleague Johan, who, while very fit and an avid hiker, tried mountaineering for the first time.

Barbara Zajchowska

4.00

September, 2022

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Michael Plæhn

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Stephanie Lips

5.00

September, 2021

We had quick and clear communication with Andi even before the trip started. In consultation we forward the trip a week as the weather was nice, great suggestion of Andi. He has a lot of knowledge and experience, we felt safe the entire climb and hike. We slept at Stüdlhütte, which did not disappoint. Dinner and breakfast were extensive and so tasty. Would absolute recommend the trip and Andi as a guide to anyone!

Christophe Scheer

5.00

June, 2021

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.

Martijn Van Oers

5.00

August, 2020

we met at the stüdlhutte from there we went to the erzherzog-johann-hütte to spend the night, in the morning after breakfast at 5:15 we started the trek to reach the top, it was very hard but andreas dragged me through. after about 2 hours we were at the top, andreas took pictures for me and sent them to me after the trip. the trip was very beautiful, andreas was very friendly and I learned a lot from him.

Nathan Schmidt

5.00

July, 2020

Thanks so much for an amazing trip!

David Guilfoyle

5.00

September, 2019

Andreas knew the mountain well and was very professional. A wonderful trip and great summit.

Aryan Taefi

5.00

September, 2019

Andreas is fantastic. 10/10

Mark de Jong

5.00

August, 2019

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

Rich Sloman

5.00

July, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Rich Sloman

5.00

July, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2019

Firstly, this is the second occasion that we have booked a trip through Explore-Share and both times the process has been brilliant from start to finish. They are helpful, informative and efficient and always easy to contact. Secondly, this is the first time we have used Andreas as a guide and we really couldn't have asked for more. He assisted us in the preparation and logistics of the trip and helped us to get to the starting point, thus avoiding the need for a hire car. The guiding process was fantastic, professional throughout but also friendly and relaxed making it the perfect balance; everyone in our group loved the trip. Brilliant value for money, would not hesitate to book him again. Good stuff!

Stefano Raseni

5.00

June, 2019

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Archie

5.00

November, 2018

The guide was really nice, he really knew his stuff, he was a good laugh as well. Always chilled out. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Unfortunately I didn't make it to the summit however, I plan to come back and do it again. And actually finish it! But it definitely gave me a huge insight on what I want to do to travel, and that is to climb mountains for charity. So thank you guys so much for helping me out. It was truly an incredible experience!

Xiaolei Meng

5.00

September, 2018

Andreas is a very nice and friendly person. He is a very professional guide. My husband and I are very satisfied with this trip! The most exciting is we meet a snowstorm, what a rare beauty it is!

Wim Douw

5.00

September, 2018

In sum, the guide Andreas was just excellent and we loved the trip! Thanks and best regards, Wim

Cristian del Campo Kemp

5.00

July, 2018

It was a great human and sport experience. This region is so beautiful. Andreas is a kind, honest person and a great guide. It was a pleasure to share this climb with him. He was permanently avalaible before and during the ascent and gave me some good advice. The ascent (we climbed by the studlgrat) was challenging and nice. That one requires a good physical fitness and some rock-climbing skills. I was pleased and proud when we reached the top.

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2018

The trip was greate and Andi is perfect guide. He is focused 100% on clients safety and he is very organised. Also, we are suprised in positive way with your way of working. Regards, Arianit

Alan Sheridan

5.00

June, 2018

Great guide, felt very safe with Andy. Good fun to

Alexey Silantyev

5.00

June, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Jeremy Korb

5.00

June, 2018

Andreas is a very friendly and competent guide. It was reassuring to be climbing with a meteorologist during unstable weather. All three of us climbing felt very safe to have Andreas leading us up and down. I highly recommend this trip and hope to see Andi again soon!

Jenni Kallioniemi

5.00

May, 2018

It was such a perfect trip! Everything went very well and I’m gratified. Thanks to Andi :)




 

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