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.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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!
- Guiding fee
Arrival to Kalsa and around the Lücknerhütte we exit to the Studlhutte (2802m).
Duration 2:30 hours
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
At Studlhutte, or different according to the chosen program.
The price indicated is for the first option.
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.
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Tomas was great, very friendly and got us up the Studlgrat in tough conditions. Would definitely recommend.
The guide was nice. We went upto Studel hut. Next day the weather was very bad and hence we could not proceed further. We had no time to extend our day further. Never mind. We shall think of it again later. Tanks and regards.
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