The grand traverse Glocknerwand to Grossglockner

Follow Gernot, an IFMGA mountain guide, on this grand traverse from Glocknerwand to Grossglockner: an impressive mountain adventure in Austria!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 
Join me for the grand traverse from Glocknerwand to Grossglockner: a powerful and impressive mountain tour in Austria, climbing 11 summits!

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!


Price per person

 
1 Person
842 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Accommodation

Stüdlhut for one night: Hp € 40,-

More info

- 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

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
FROM 842 USD per person
 

 

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