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Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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The Grossvenediger (3657 m) is one of the most impressive summits in Austria. Today, I invite you to join me in a 2-day ascent tour by the normal route.
This beautiful mountain lies in the Hohe Tauern range, on the border between Tyrol and Salzburg. Also, it’s the Venediger Group’s main peak. Besides, the Grossvenediger is one of the most incredible glaciated summits in the Alps!
We will meet in Neukirchen am Grossvenediger and we will head to the Kürsinger Hütte. Then, we will start planning our climb. On the second day, very early in the morning, our ascent will begin! You can check the detailed program below this text.
Once in the summit, we will enjoy breathtaking views and all the beauty of the Austrian Alps! On a clear day, we will be able to even appreciate the Ortler summit.
Do you find this Grossvenediger ascent tour tempting? Then contact me and we can start planning your own trip! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.
- 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.
We will meet at Neukirchen am Grossvenediger, and we will get a taxi to the funicular station (1929m). Then, we will head to the Kürsinger Hütte (2548 m). The equipment can be sent to the hut by cable car. We will decide whether we will make the climb to the hut by the normal path, the Klamml, or whether we will climb over the new via ferrata route. It will be a 600 metres ascent (2 hours).
Early in the morning we will start our tour towards the Grossvenediger summit. Still in the dark, we will go to the glacier entrance with the light of our headlights. Later, the daylight will greet us. We will enjoy the ascent on the “flat” glacier and let our thoughts wander. Once we reach the Summit, we will have time to take some pictures and enjoy a spectacular panorama. Then, we will start our descent. Back on the Kürsinger Hütte we will then continue the descent to the Seilbahnhütte, where the Täler taxi will bring us back to the starting point.
I can provide you with rental equipment (harness, crampons).
There is also the possibility to climb the Grossvenediger through slightly more challenging climbs, either through the West Ridge (climbing up to the 2nd difficulty level) or the North Ridge (climbing up to the lower 4th difficulty level). You can contact me and I'll give you more details about these tours.
About the Guide
I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a climbing lover. I grew up in a small farm in Mittersiller Sonnberg. My parents used to show us the beauty of our mountains. When I was 10 years old I went ski touring for the first time and I really loved it. The next years, I started climbing walls which really fascinated me. I also participated in many competitions.
My career took me to Hohe Tauern National Park where I finished the ranger training to bring visitors to the beauties of my country.
In 2013, I got my official certificate as a mountain guide and ski instructor. A dream came true! Since 2014, I have been working a full time guide, guiding in different areas such as Ortler, Valais, Dolomites, Wilder Kaiser, Muztagh Ata (China)... and of course, in some of our famous mountains such as Großvenediger and Großglockner.
Feel free to get in touch with me! I'll be glad to share with you a great moment in the mountains!