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Grossglockner ascent by the normal route

Climb Austria's highest mountain with this incredible 2-day Grossglockner ascent with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Cveto.




2 Days


Jun - Sep






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The Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria and a favorite among climbers around the world!

Come enjoy strikingly beautiful views in a true high mountain environment! No rock climbing experience is necessary but bear in mind that you need to be in good physical condition and, additionally, be able to walk between 4 and 6 hours per day.

This 2-day ascent of the famous Grossglockner starts with a pleasant hiking trail from the parking lot to Stüdl Hut. Then, we step into our crampons and walk on a magnificent glacier to reach Erzherzog Johann Hut. Once here, you'll realize how renowned this peak is: you'll meet people from every corner of the world!

On the next day, we'll leave before the sun is out, using head torches to guide our path. Finally, the Glockner Scharte (col), the most challenging part of the ascent, will lead us to the Grossglockner summit.

Join me on this ascent to one of Austria's most famous peaks. It will be an unforgettable experience that I guarantee you won't regret. Contact me with any questions you may have!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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I can take maximum 2 persons with some previous climbing experience, if non only 1 person. Price includes the guiding fee. Accommodation and meals are excluded.

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

If guests have previous mountaineering experience, I take 2 clients. If not, I go with only 1 client.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The best time to climb Grossglockner is in summer, starting from mid-june, when the hut opens for the season.

Can I join a group?

No, this trip can only be booked as a private ascent.

Can this trip be done when the hut is closed?

Yes. The hut opens around mid-june, but before that overnight is possible at winter shelter. But you need to be very fit, as we need to carry the sleeping gear, cooking stuff and food, on our own.

About the guide: Cveto

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Mountain Guide

I’m an international IFMGA mountain guide; also the first non-Japanese mountain guide certified by the JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association); born in Slovenia.

My country is small but well known in the world as strong in sports and mountaineering. I used to compete as Olympic team member and on World Cup competitions as a Cross-country skier. After I left Slovenia and traveled all over the world, I ended up in Japan. I married a beautiful native lady, and have lived here for 30 years. I love Japanese mountains and feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

I’m based at the foot of Japan Alps; convenient place in winter for ski touring from Nagano to Hokkaido, winter mountaineering or ice climbing at Yatsugatake, and of course ascending the symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji.

In summer Japan is a great place for hiking, alpine climbing or popular shower-climbing and some fine sport/free climbing year around.

Since 2013, I’m working on NHK (Japanese national TV) programs, introducing Japan culture and outdoor activities, climbing skiing etc.

It is my absolute pleasure also to take and guide you in my home country, Slovenia. In addition to guide in the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers, here in Japan. This is because I wish everybody to be SAFE on the mountains. Please contact me on E&S if you would love to have great experience, as well as a tailor-made plan for other mountains and sport climbing all over SE Asia, EU, South America....in any season!


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What people are saying about Cveto



Great adventure, totally different than climbing with tons of tourists.



Shame the weather didn't play out nicely for ice. Cheers to Cveto for finding a small patch to try climbing on. Was a great summit day and Cveto was easy to get along with and kept me safe for the trip.



We had a great day climbing with Cveto. He was responsive with communication prior to the day. He was very knowledgeable about climbing and the area. We found some fun routes and really enjoyed being out of the city for the day.



Cveto was really nice and knowledgeable about climbing. For someone who has never done outdoor climbing it was a great experience and I felt a lot safer having a veteran around



Cveto was amazing! He was attentive, flexible, and challenged us in surprising and safe ways. He has so much experience with rock climbing technique its amazing. We got to lead climb for the first time in japan. Amazing experience.

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