Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified guide, for a fun but challenging 1+ day via ferrata climbing experience to the summit of Hochkönig, near Salzburg, Austria.
Climb Austria's most famous and challenging via ferrata route.
Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Austrian Alps
Get the chance to spend the night in an authentic mountain hut.
Come to the Limestone Alps in north-central Austria to take on the country’s longest and most challenging via ferrata!
Situated just an hour south of Salzburg, the via ferrata in Hochkönig is a must-do for any enthusiast of the sport. Rewarding those who make it up with incredible views of this beautiful country, the 10 to 12 hour ascent is well worth the effort.
After meeting up first thing in the morning at Dientner Sattel, we will make the 2.5 hour hike over pretty easy terrain to the start of the ‘iron path’. Once we have arrived at the base of this limestone massif, we will check our gear, clip in and begin the climb.
Beginning at Taghaubenscharte, we will climb over an, at times, exposed ridge line before reaching the summit of the Hochkönig. Expect to spend about five hours making the ascent.
If you want to spend more time exploring the massif, we also have the option to spend the night at the Matrashaus, on the massif.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible via ferrata experience heading up Austria’s longest and most challenging ‘iron path’ up to the summit of the Hochkönig.
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Other gear: hiking boots
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.
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!
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!
Daniel was an excellent guide. Great experience!
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.
very good guide, wonderful experience
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!!
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.
Group of 1
|EUR 464 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 258 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 186 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 165 each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
If you want to stay overnight in the Matrashaus the price for one person is 600€.