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Follow Gernot, an IFMGA mountain guide, on this grand traverse from Glocknerwand to Grossglockner: an impressive mountain adventure in Austria!
The Glocknerwand is a 3721 m peak of the High Tauern, a mountain range in Austria that belongs to the Central Eastern Alps.
It is next to the Grossglockner, which is the highest peak in the country at 3596 m. Both of them are separated by the Untere Glocknerscharte col.
I really enjoy this 2-day program, because it is the highest traverse in Austria and also on its highest mountain. Besides, it is an airy climbing on a narrow ridge, surrounded by a wild scenery.
The first day, we’ll be hiking to the hut. Once there, we’ll do some acclimatization walks to the glacier. Then, we’ll complete the grand traverse the second day.
This is a sophisticated and persistent high tour. In fact, we will climb 11 summits, with a climbing level up to IV.
Because of that, you should have a very good physical condition, being able to ascend 450 vertical meters per hour. Besides, I recommend you to have alpine climbing experience, as well as brisk climbing in all kind of rock condition.
Please contact me if you are interested in this summer hiking program in Austria. I will be glad to be your guide there!
Stüdlhut for one night: Hp € 40,-
- Conditions: very good condition ( 450 vertical meters / hour ), alpine climbing experience, brisk climbing in in all kind of rock condition. -Climbing time: around 10 hour -Vertical meter: ca. 1300 m -Equipment to hire: crampons, helmet, harness
I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.
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The trip was rushed, and unfortunately the guide was impatient and at times I felt that he didn’t want to be there - which made the trip unenjoyable. The positives were, No doubt he is vey experienced, I have learnt a lot from him and was thankful for things he have shown me.