Climbing Mount Grossglockner in Austria

Austria's highest summit, Mount Grossglockner, is a beautiful pyramid shaped mountain worthy of a climb. Stefan, UIAGM mountain guide, will take you there.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



Mount Grossglockner is the top summit of Austria. It is 3798 meters high. It’s a beautiful pyramid shaped mountain and an important symbol in my country. It takes 2 days to summit it. Do you have its ascent on your climbing list? Then why not going up there together to enjoy a good mountaineering moment?

Meeting at Lucknerhaus in Kals (East Tyrol) on day 1. We start with an equipment check at the parking of the mountain restaurant (1918m) in order to make sure we have everything we need to climb it under good conditions.

We start our adventure by following a marked trekking trail through the Ködnitz Valley. Then we continue our way and pass the Lucknerhütte (2241 m) and Stüdlhütte (2802 m), two mountain refuges. Our hike follows then the Ködnitz glacier. We finally reach our destination, the Eagle’s Rest “Adlersruhe” / “Erzherzog-Johann hut” (3454 m) after 5 hours walking.

On day 2, at sunrise, we start our final climb of Mount Grossglockner. Roped and with crampons we overcome the ice face of the Glockner Leitl. After a short descent into Glocknerscharte we reach the summit of Mount Grossglockner (1.5 hours walking).

While resting shortly on the summit we enjoy the breathtaking views over the whole country. I will be happy to explain you all the peaks surrounding us.

We go down using the same path as on our way up. Our 2-day trip ends in Lucknerhaus after a 5 hour walk.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in ascending this awesome mountain. I will guide you there with much pleasure, in this area that I know very well !

Price per person

1 Person
865 USD

Group of 2
584 USD

Group of 3
292 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


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.


Other details

Meeting point
LUCKNERHAUS, a nice and charming restaurant

We will stay the night before the final ascent in the Erzherzog Johann Huette also known as the Eagle rest.

More info

The price includes only the guiding without rental equipment and accommodation.


About the Guide


IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain guide

During the summer I'm on the rocks and in the winter on the snow and the ice...sometimes vice versa.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided in the Austria mountains and discover our secrets spots.

My favourite quote: it does not come on performance, but on the experience (Anderlecht Heckmair, first ascent of the Eiger North Wall ).

FROM 292 USD per person

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