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Grossvenediger guided ascent by the West Ridge

Daniel, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you in this 2-day tour to the Grossvenediger summit, in the Hohe Tauern mountain range.




2 Days


Jun - Sep






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I invite you to join me in this 2-day ascent to the Grossvenediger (3660 m) by the West Ridge! This impressive glaciated mountain is the main summit of the Venediger Group. Grossvenediger is the perfect objective for ski mountaineers and Backcountry enthusiasts.

It lies in the Hohe Tauern range, on the border between East Tyrol and Salzburg in Austria. Also, it’s the fifth-highest mountain in the country. Besides, the Grossvenediger is one of the most incredible summits in the Alps!

Today I propose to you a great 2-day ascent program. We will meet at Neukirchen am Grossvenediger, from where we will head to the Kürsinger Hütte (2548 m). Then, on the second day, we will begin our ascent to the summit.

Please note that you need to be in very good physical condition! The difficulty level of this climb is UIAA 2. Also, you should have a good head for heights.

We will pass through rugged glaciers to the West Ridge and then reach the amazing crest. We will be able to enjoy a spectacular view! You can check the complete itinerary below this text.

So, contact me if you want to join me in this 2-day ascent! I will give you all the information you need and we can start planning your trip. Also, I offer a guided climb of the Grossglockner by the normal route.  Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Neukirchen am Grossvenediger-Kürsinger Hütte

We will meet at Neukirchen am Grossvenediger and we will take the  Tälertaxi to the funicular station (1920 m). Then, we will head to the Kürsinger Hütte (2548 m). The material 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).

Day 2: Grossvenediger Summit

Today we will begin our ascent to the Grossvenediger summit. At the beginning the access is the same as for the normal route. But then our way separates from the other climbers. On this lonely path, we will pass through the rugged glacier to the entrance of the West Ridge. Climbing along this ridge, we will now reach the beautiful summit, the highest in Salzburg. We will descend over the normal path back to the Kürsinger Hütte. After a short stop at the hut, we will take the taxi back again. It will take us in total about 10 hours. We will climb up 1200 metres. The descent will be 1800 metres, to the starting point.


More info

All the prices just include the guiding fee no extras included (accommodation, food/drinks, Lifts, ) All the accommodations and huts are organized by the guide! If needed rental gear for a rental fee is also available!

Meeting point

Neukirchen am Grossvenediger

About the guide: Daniel

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Mountain Guide

Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.


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What people are saying about Daniel


This weekend i went with Daniel to the Grossglockner via the normal route and the experience was perfect. Everything was arranged and felt safe the whole trip. i would reccomend Daniel to everyone who wants to climb some mountains in the alps. In the future i will again make use of his services if i decide to climb in the alps once more.



Great trip! We enjoyed every minute - Daniel was great as a guide and quickly and safely gets you past the trickier sections so as to maximise the fun and enjoyment. We felt safe and confident with him at all times and wouldn't hesitate to book another tour!



Daniel is a phenomenal climbing guide. Our trip was a 1-day multipitch climb in the Hochkönig region. Daniel expresses a lifetime of experience in the region and is extremely knowledgeable about the routes and rock. Given it was our first multipitch/alpine/Austria experience, Daniel provided a safe and thorough climbing experience: reviewing gear, technique, and uniquely helpful beta. We could not have asked for a better day in the mountains and climbed on some of the coolest limestone features we have ever been on. Definitely a new high point for us. Daniel is extremely personable and made it readily known that he was there to help facilitate our adventure; whether its modifying plans or changing pace, Daniel was happy to accommodate. We are thankful for having him as a guide and for all of the additional info he provided to make our tour of the Salzburg area an awesome adventure. As others have noted, we highly recommend chatting with Daniel over WhatsApp, and he was extremely helpful in learning about the many climbing areas and options around Austria.



Daniel knows the Matterhorn like the back of his hand. If you want to get to the top as efficiently as possible he is your guy.



Daniel is a great guide, would love to go climbing with him again. Thoughtful, strong climber, and cool & collected mindset. Very communicative (would recommend coordinating with WhatsApp).

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