Grossglockner ascent in 2 days

Tomas, IFMGA certified guide, takes you to summit Grossglockner, in the Austrian Alps. He offers two routes so you can choose the most suited one for you.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Grossglockner (3798m) is the highest peak in Austria, located in the Hohe Tauern range, in the Eastern Alps. It is definitely in the to-do list of mountain lovers!

Its slender rocky shape resembles a bell, and that’s probably where its name comes from.

I offer two options to ascend this famous peak. One is more demanding than the other, they are difficulty II and IV. So you can choose the one you want depending on your level and climbing skills. In any case, being in good shape and have prior climbing experience are necessary to attempt this ascent.

The first route is from the Erzherzog Johann Hut. It’s the classic route and the easiest of the two. Still, you need to know how to walk with crampons.

The second route is through the south west ridge, the Stuedlgrat. It’s more demanding and you need to be very confident walking with crampons. In fact, this route is perfect as a test to ascend Matterhorn, which I also guide. For more details about the routes please check the itinerary below.

Tempted to reach the top of this Austrian mountain? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request specifying the route you prefer!


Price per person

 
1 Person
516 USD

Group of 2
286 USD

Group of 3
196 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.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Ascent to Studlhutte

    Arrival to Kalsa and around the Lücknerhütte we exit to the Studlhutte (2802m).
    Duration 2:30 hours

  • Day 2: Summit day

    Option 1 (Difficulty II)
    We go to the Erzherzog Johann Hut (3451m) and ascend through the Klein Glockner to the Grossglockner. Descent via the same route.

    Option 2 (Difficulty IV)
    Early start to the glacier at the foot of Studlgrat. Then to the ridge over the Früstücksplatz. We climb the cliff with magnificent views over both sides. The ridge leads us to the summit of Grossglockner. Descent via the normal route

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
At Kalsa.
Accommodation

At Studlhutte, or different according to the chosen program.

More info

The price indicated is for the first option. For the second option, the price is 400€ (200€ per person if 2 people in the group).

 

About the Guide

 
 

I'm an IFMGA-certified mountain guide currently based in the Elbe Valley, Czech Republic. I've skied since a very young age but climbing is my true passion. I was in climbing representation and have climbed many big walls in the Alps, the US and Greenland.To me, mountain guiding is a unique profession: it allows me to spend my days doing what I like and to share with others the beauty I find in in the mountains.

 
 
FROM 196 USD per person
 

 

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