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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


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.


We sleep at the Erzherzog Johann Hut.

More info

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.




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.

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 774 each

Group of 2

EUR 387 each

Group of 3

EUR 258 each

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