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Grossglockner, Austrian Alps, Guided 2 Day Ascent
Grossglockner, Austrian Alps, Guided 2 Day Ascent
Grossglockner, Austrian Alps, Guided 2 Day Ascent
Grossglockner, Austrian Alps, Guided 2 Day Ascent

Grossglockner, Austrian Alps, Guided 2 Day Ascent

Climb to the top of the Grossglockner peak (3798m), the highest mountain of Austria, over 2 exciting days with Mathias, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide.






2 Days


Jun - Sep






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Based on 6 reviews


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 includes

- Guiding fee

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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.


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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.

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About the guide: Mathias

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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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What people are saying about this trip



Quelques jours de vacances organisés à la dernière minute grâce à Explore-Share. Direction l’Autriche avec Matthias pour l’ascension du Grossglockner et au bout un très beau souvenir. Ne vous fiez pas a sa jeunesse et son air désinvolte, Matthias est un vrai pro par ses connaissances et son expérience. Toujours souriant, attentif et attentionné, la confiance qui s’est installée nous a permis de grimper en toute sécurité et sans stress et quand le sommet tardait à arriver il savait remotiver son équipe. Il n a qu’un seul défaut : il n aime pas le fromage!! ;) Bref de parfaites vacances sportives. Arielle (France)



I found Explore Share an excellent service in locating me a local alpine guide, who in turn tailored for me a brilliant 4 days mountaineering in Austria. Many thanks to Lupe for all her assistance in organising my guide and Mathias for his expert & personable guidance in the Austrian Alps.



Mathias took us on a slightly different trip more catered to rock climbing. It was exactly what we were looking for! We did a one day multi pitch climbing course and then a one day mountain ascent. I'd highly recommend Mathias if you're looking for an adventure in Austria.



We had a fantastic time with Andreas. We met at the Stüdlhütte, had time during dinner to discuss our ascent and he answered all our questions to our satisfaction. He even advanced us money for food and the hut as we stupidly enough did not bring enough. The hike was fantastic and not doable for us without him. Thanks again Andi for such a great experience. We definitely would book it again, and with no other guide than you! :)



This was our first time climbing in the alps, only did lower peaks in Sweden before. Mathias did a great job, everything felt extremely safe, and we still managed to do it in good time. We'll definitely be calling him for next year's trip!

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