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Ski touring in the High Tauern

4 days ski touring in the Venediger mountains of the High Tauern, based in 2 huts: Essener Rostocker Hut and Johannishütte, with Markus, IFMGA mountain guide.

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4 Days

Mar, Apr


I invite you in this occasion to a beautiful ski touring trip. Indeed, when I say beautiful it's because we will be ski touring on some stunning glaciers of the Venediger mountain group of the High Tauern. In fact, we will not be far from Mount Grossglockner, the highest peak of Austria.

During the trip we will be based in 2 different mountain huts: Essener Rostocker Hut (2208m) and Johannishütte (2121 m). From there we will explore every day the mountains surrounding us. These are excellent spots for ski mountaineering / ski touring.

The difficulty is medium to difficult. There are some steep slopes. Each day we will ascend between 1100 and 1500 meters and walk 3-5 hours.

In the itinerary below, you can find the many possibilities of this trip. This includes, on the last day, the Grossvenediger (3667m), which is the highest peak in the High Tauern.

Please get in touch with me if you need more info or if you made up your mind and you want to move forward with the booking. It will be my pleasure to guide you there, in a mountain range that I know very well.

If you want an adventure in a completely different place, I also guide this tour in Patagonia, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Essener Rostocker Hut

Journey to Ströden in Virgental and ascent to Essener Rostocker Hut (2207m). If you want, we can partly send our luggage up to the hut by ropeway after about 250m ascending (EUR 3,50 per piece). With good conditions we could make the ascent to the hut towards a great tour: Southern or Middle Malhamspitze or Rostocker Eck.

Day 2: Many options!

According to the snow and weather conditions, physical level and desires of the participants, we can choose among several options that all provide great experiences and wonderful descents in the snow covered glacier world of the Southern Venediger-region! These are: Middle Malhamspitze (3364m), Dreiherrenspitze (3499m), Simonyspitzen (3440 and 3488m), Maurerkeeskopf (3281), and more.

Day 3: Großer Geiger

The best option is the ascent to Großer Geiger (3360m), we can then ski down to Johannis-Hut.

Day 4: Grossvenediger

The highest peak in the glacier-crown of High Tauern is our goal for the last day: the Grossvenediger (3667m) with its long ascent and based on the conditions, different great and rewarding descents! Afterwards we ski down into the valley and start our homeward journey.



More info

Not inlcuded in the price : costs for overnight-stay and food at the huts: appr. EUR 45,-- / HP p. person & day (members of alpine associations); further costs: toll-road‚ Felbertauern‘, evtl. transport of equipment to Essener-Rostocker-Hut

Requirements: - Safe skiing-technique also in steep terrain off-piste - Being fit for about 3 - 4 hrs. ascent - Equipment for glacier-tours

About the guide

I started my favorite alpine-activities like rock climbing and skitouring in my youth-years... and now I'm happy to bring my delegates into contact with the wide range of adventurous - sometimes exciting, intense and rewarding experiences within alpine activities. Since 1993 I am holding the certificate as a UIAGM - Mountain-guide.
I am looking back on more than 20 years of experience in different settings in the field of alpine educations and guiding. Besides my activities as a mountain guide I am working as a coach and facilitator in the field of management-training - my core-focus there is to develope teams and individuals.


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