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Watzmann, East Wall, 2 Day Guided Ascent


IFMGA certified guide Gernot wants to guide you to the summit of the beautiful Watzmann peak in the Bavarian Alps of Germany on this 2 day adventure.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




the Watzmann peak (2,713m) is the third highest peak in all of Germany. However, it is the highest when it comes to mountains located entirely within the German border. It is a beautiful mountain in the Bavarian Alps that offers truly spectacular views.

On this trip we will scale the Watzmann's famous East wall. At 1,800m, the Watzmann's East wall is the longest wall in the entire Eastern Alps. The climb will be difficult, but I will see to it that you are professionally and safely guided. As well, I will see to it that the trip is planned accordingly in terms of good weather conditions and proper route planning. However, because of the challenging nature of the climb, it is necessary that you have prior mountaineering experience.

Our journey will begin on the shores of the Konigsee lake. From there we will take a boat to St. Bartholoma. After that we will spend the night in the O-Wandlager. The following day, we will wake up early in the morning and begin our ascent. We will make our way to the Ice Chapel then go over the Berchdesgadener Weg until we reach the summit of the Watzmann. After that we will cross over to Hocheck (2,650m) before finally making our descent back to Konigsee. The time needed for the ascent and descent should be between 11 and 13 hours, so it will be a long, tough day, but it will also be a thrilling one as well.

The Watzmann is a beautiful peak. And the challenge one has to endure to scale its famed East wall only magnifies how incredible this mountain is. 

Contact me if you would like to join me on this amazing 2 day climb.

If you want to climb the Ankogel mountain in Austria, I can also guide you on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Any personal expenses, as well as expenses for the guide are not included in the price. Also, any equipment you may need, but do not already have, can be rented upon request.



the O-Wandlager

Meeting point

The parking lot at Konigsee

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.


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Bad Gastein, Austria

What people are saying about Gernot Lachmaier

Tobias Björklund


February, 2023

Really nice weather with a really good guide. Gernoth were professional and a nice guy. It was a big bonus with all the tips to everyone how to improve the skiing. If we go to Bad Gastein we will definitely hire him again. Thank you for a super day off pist.

Peter Vincenc


February, 2023

No comments everything was perfect.

Kjetil Kjærnes


February, 2023

Perfect Day with an experienced guide.

Niccolo Giovannelli


August, 2022

Very kind guide

Rafal Warmbier


March, 2022

Perfect experience, full Professional and informative, great atmosphere and unforgettable time. It was our first but definitely not the last time

Jere Rantala


March, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Chloe Ong


October, 2018

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.

John G Mudd


December, 2017

I had a great time. The warm weather made challenging to find ice, but Gernot found us a fun and exciting pillar. He gave me lots of good tips to help me improve my technique. I would definitely recommend the Bad Gastein area for ice climbing.


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