People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
Mount Grossglockner is the highest summit in 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. And after one look at this magnificent peak it is not difficult to see why. It is definitely up there in terms of beauty, and I believe is every bit as iconic as other peaks in the Alps like the Matterhorn (4,478m) and Mont Blanc (4,808m).
The ascent of the great Grossglockner takes 2 days. And each day will definitely provide you with a series of unforgettable views, as well as giving you a truly memorable climbing experience. The grade of the route we will be taking is PD+ (Peu difficile + / UIAA class 2).
On our way to the summit, we will pass through several amazing spots including Glocknerleitl, Kleinglockner, and Glocknerscharte. And when we reach the summit, you will get to see its famous summit cross.
During the summer season (June to September), the climb to the summit of the Grossglockner is possible any day of the week, as the mountain huts are open during that time. But if you want a less crowded climb, if possible, try to avoid the weekends, as that is when mountaineers come from around the world to reach the great summit.
Furthermore, for people looking to make the climb during the winter, the huts are only open in the months of March and April! So if you would like to enjoy the ascent during those 2 months that also includes some great skiing, you can join me on this ski mountaineering trip.
Please send me a request if you want me to guide you to the top of the great Grossglockner. It would be my pleasure to guide you.
Price per person
- 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.
Erzherzog Johann Hut (3,450m)
We will hike up to Erzherzog Johann Hut, which is the highest mountain refuge of the country, where we will spend the night.
Grossglockner summit (3,798m) and descent
We will climb for approximately 2 hours from the Erzherzog Johann Hut to the summit of the Grossglockner. You will be given plenty of time to enjoy the views before we make our way back down the mountain.
We sleep at the Erzherzog Johann Hut.
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 have a group larger than 3 people, I'll ask another IFMGA mountain guide to join us.
About the Guide
I'm a mountain guide from Austria based in the region of Sankt Johann in Tirol. I'm guiding mainly in my country, mountaineering and climbing in the summer and ski touring, freeride skiing and ice climbing in the winter. Please get in touch with me if you wish to come here and enjoy some unique time in the mountains guided by a local expert.
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