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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.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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

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

Matija Bogdan


September, 2023

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Cranford Stoudemire


August, 2023

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.

Michael Darmiento


July, 2023

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).

Rafal Policinski


June, 2023

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Kirt Williams


August, 2022

If you're climbing the Matterhorn you need to go with a local guide who has climbed it many times and therefore knows the correct route. On our climb we encountered a lot of people off of the main route, which takes longer, is more dangerous, results in rocks being knocked down, and even getting stuck on the mountain without shelter for the night (as four climbers had the previous night). Daniel has climbed the Matterhorn over a hundred times and did nine days in a row in 2022. He was able to tell me to go straight, right or left and where footholds were. He is a very strong climber and I felt that he would probably catch me on the short rope if I slipped. It turned out that I was not in as good shape as I needed to be, so I climbed more slowly than ideal, for which I got a verbal flogging (hence minus one star). I made it to the Solvay hut in about 2:30 before we turned around. Notes: (1) You need to book two days with Daniel earlier in the week for a test climb to see how you do rock climbing and with crampons. All of the larger guide services do this. (2) You pay for your ticket and his for the tram, as well as for the rooms in the Hornli hut. (3) You might be able to borrow an ice ax and other gear. Check when you book, then confirm a few days before. You can rent gear at Yosemite and other shops in Zermatt.

Colin Finnegan


August, 2022

Very easy, setting up the trip and talking with the guide was easy.

Ariane Saint Leger


August, 2022

Excellent trip, Daniel was a great guide and positively challenged us. He made us feel safe. Would love to book another trip with him!

Tim Graves


July, 2022

Agree with prior review that pretrip communication could improve, but otherwise, superb guide and person

Marius Ciuzelis


July, 2022

All was good, Daniel was exceptional: friendly, attentive, professional. I was surprised I had to additionally pay for the hut as I bought all inclusive package and it was no where mentioned about additional costs.

Manuela Young


July, 2022

Pre-hike communication could have been clearer - we weren't exactly clear about who was bringing certain items, or what the recommended gear we needed. In the end, it worked out fine, and the climb was great! Daniel is a very knowledgeable guide.

Jens Linge


August, 2021

We did the traverse of Grand Combin from Cabane de Valsorey over Valsorey, Grafeneire and Tsessette, arriving at lac Mauvoisin via Arête de Boussine. Daniel is an excellent guide and great company. It was a long tour, and Daniel made sure that it was always safe and enjoyable finding the best way up on Arête du Meitin in the dark.

Michel de Rooij


August, 2021

Fantastic guide. Had a great time with my first real mountaineering experience, learnt a lot during the process and always felt safe.I highly recommend him and I am looking forward for the next trips.

Joshua Kippenberger


July, 2021

Daniel was a pleasure to climb with! I look forward to coming back out to the Alps and will definitely use him again. Highly recommend!

Laura Booth


August, 2020

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!

Wout Weuring


August, 2020

We planned a trip to the grossglockner early August this year with Daniel. On arrival in Austria the weather turned bad with nearly 24/7 rain and thunder in between so we wouldn't reach the peak. The guide proposed to go sportclimbing indoors, or go a week later, communication was fast and clear. We didn't have a week so decided to cancel the trip, for which Daniel offered a partial refund. Have a look at Daniel's website for detailed information on gear, route and requirements. Once back in our home country we couldn't get in touch anymore, but Explore-Share took over communication and solved remaining issues. Hope to finish this ascent sometime in the future with better weather conditions, and good luck to Daniel!


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