• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Mount Grossglockner is the summit of Austria with an elevation of 3798 m. It is also the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass.

Climbing this famous peak is on the wish list of many mountaineering amateurs. As a local IFMGA mountain guide, I enjoy very much bringing my friends and clients up there. So why not going together?

The ascent lasts 2 days and the grade of the normal route is PD+ (Peu difficile + / UIAA class 2).

I propose to you the following 2-day program.

Day 1
During the first day we hike up Erzherzog Johann Hut (3450 m) which is the highest mountain refuge of the country.

Day 2
From the hut, the path to the top of Mount Grossglockner is not very long and we can reach it in 2 hours.
On our way to the summit, we will go through famous spots like Glocknerleitl, Kleinglockner, Glocknerscharte and finally the summit of Grossglockner with its famous summit cross.

The best period to summit it is during the months of July, August and September. We should try to avoid the weekends when mountaineers coming from all around the world are around everywhere. It is still possible to do it later but then we will have to do it in one day.

Grossglockner is also a great mountain for skiers during the winter. And another of my favourite trips in Austria is climbing the Wilder Kaiser.

Please get in touch with me if you want me to guide you up there and enjoy the nice views from the top. It will be my pleasure to join you in this expedition. I will share with you my experience while making you feel safe on the way!

Price per person

1 Person650EUR
Group of 2325EUR
Group of 3217EUR
Group of 4325EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details


We sleep at the Erzherzog Johann Hut.

More info

The maximum number of participants I can take with me on the rope will depend on the level of the climbers but also on the conditions. Usually I will take max 3 persons with me. My top priority is for everybody to be safe ! If you are more than what I can take with me, I'll ask another IFMGA mountain guide to join us.