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Grossglockner summit 2-day ski touring ascent


Join this challenging 2-day ski touring program to the top of Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner, along Andreas, an IFMGA certified guide.

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2 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep




Join me in this challenging 2-day ski tour and let's reach the summit of the Grossglockner (3798 m), the highest mountain in Austria! Also, it's a real highlight in the Hohen Tauern range, in the Central Eastern Alps.

We will spend 2 unforgettable days in this exciting ascent. You need to have some rock climbing and crampons use experience to join this tour!

We will meet at Lucknerhaus, in Kals. Then, we will go up together to the Stüdlhütte. The climb to the hut will take us between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the conditions.

On the second day, we will start our ascent to the summit! It will take us about 3 hours to the Archduke Johannshütte. Depending on your experience, we may continue with our skis in the direction of Glocknerleitl or leave them at the ski depot. 

Then, we will begin an exciting climb, partly exposed. We will climb over the Kleinglockner to the Grossglockner summit. It will take us about 2 hours. So, after the summit, with spectacular views, we will descend along the ascent route. You can check the complete itinerary below this text.

So contact me if you want to join me in this challenging ascent to the Grossglockner! I will be happy to guide you! Make sure you also check out my Kitzsteinhorn ski touring day!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Kals-Stüdlhütte

We will meet at Lucknerhaus in Kals. Together we will go up to Stüdlhütte hut. Depending on the conditions, the climb to the hut will take us between 2 and 3 hours.

Day 2: Summit day

We will ascend over the Ködnitzkees to Archduke Johannshütte hut (about 3 hours). Depending on your experience, we will go on with our skis in the direction of Glocknerleitl or leave them at the ski depot. In an exciting climbing (partly exposed) we will climb over the Kleinglockner to the Grossglockner (about 2 hours). After the summit, with spectacular views, we will descend along the ascent route.





More info

The price also includes crampons, climbing harness, pimple and helmet. The price doesn't include personal expenses.

This tour is suitable for you if you already have some experience with crampons and rock climbing. Also, if you acclimatize well to heights.

Meeting point

Lucknerhaus in Kals

About the guide

The mountains have always been a great part of my life. I was a youth leader of the Alpine Association of Zell am See, Bergrettungsmann, and completed the training as a ski and snowboard instructor. I studied meteorology because it can be very useful in mountaineering. My first trips took me to the Eastern Alps, around Piz Bernina and Biancogray. I also had the chance many times the amazing Mont Blanc range and the peaks around Chamonix. Finally, I got to practice in the high mountains of Bolivia and Chile.
I have really found my calling as a mountain guide. I am right where I always wanted to be. The smile on my clients' faces at the summit or after an intense ski day is so rewarding!
I am part of a team of local guides (Bergführer Zell am See Kaprun), all friends of mine, guys with whom I share the passion for the mountains. They are Markus B, Markus H and Gerald, all IFMGA certified guides. Our philosophy is "to know how to do something well is to enjoy it". Therefore, we always keep learning to give you the best experience.


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What people are saying about Andreas Gassner

Mattias Gunnarsson


September, 2022

Excellent experience with Andreas who is an outstanding guide. Rain and icy conditions made it quite challenging, but Andreas still made it into a very enjoyable climb for my friend and colleague Johan, who, while very fit and an avid hiker, tried mountaineering for the first time.

Barbara Zajchowska


September, 2022

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Laurence Mitchell


August, 2022

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andi as a guide, always felt totally safe and he was excellent company and very flexible and helpful. Had an amazing time! :)

Michael Plæhn


August, 2022

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Petra Winkes


August, 2022

We didn't climb Grosser Wiesbachhorn, because Andreas suggested a more interesting climb on the Granatspitze. Granatspitze was a great climb, although we didn't really get to see much of the scenery because of rain and fog. But the guiding went perfect, Andreas is a friendly and calm guide. I would definitely reccommend him.

Stephanie Lips


September, 2021

We had quick and clear communication with Andi even before the trip started. In consultation we forward the trip a week as the weather was nice, great suggestion of Andi. He has a lot of knowledge and experience, we felt safe the entire climb and hike. We slept at Stüdlhütte, which did not disappoint. Dinner and breakfast were extensive and so tasty. Would absolute recommend the trip and Andi as a guide to anyone!

Christophe Scheer


June, 2021

The guide was super friendly and knows the mountain inside out. He made me feel secure at the sections that were a bit more exposed. I also appreciated that he took a couple of pictures of me as I was travelling on my own.

Eric Hollis


May, 2021

Wonderful experience all around!

Martijn Van Oers


August, 2020

we met at the stüdlhutte from there we went to the erzherzog-johann-hütte to spend the night, in the morning after breakfast at 5:15 we started the trek to reach the top, it was very hard but andreas dragged me through. after about 2 hours we were at the top, andreas took pictures for me and sent them to me after the trip. the trip was very beautiful, andreas was very friendly and I learned a lot from him.

Nathan Schmidt


July, 2020

Thanks so much for an amazing trip!

Claire Khalife


February, 2020

Andi did a great job and the day was the highlight of our trip!

Daniel Kim


February, 2020

Great guiding experience. We had a couple of touring newbies, and Andreas was very patient. Would book again.

Oisin Collins


January, 2020

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David Guilfoyle


September, 2019

Andreas knew the mountain well and was very professional. A wonderful trip and great summit.

Aryan Taefi


September, 2019

Andreas is fantastic. 10/10



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