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.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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.

    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 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 the Grossglockner by the normal route.  Check it out!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    599 EUR

    Group of 2
    310 EUR

    Group of 3
    230 EUR

    Group of 4
    179 EUR

    Group of 5
    160 EUR

    Group of 6
    145 EUR

    Group of 7
    125 EUR

    Group of 8
    99 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Neukirchen 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 2Grossvenediger 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.



    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Neukirchen am Grossvenediger

    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!


    About the 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 Toferer


    very good guide, wonderful experience
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    Marcelo Simonsen
    Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!
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    Tom McAuslan
    Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there\'s not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.
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    Anttu Ahlberg

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