Großglockner (3.798 m) high tour course
Learn mountaineering at the highest peak in Austria
If you want to improve your skills and knowledge, where better than with a mountain professional on a high altitude tour?
The Großglockner, the highest peak in Austria, offers everything that makes a real high altitude tour: flat and steep slopes, glaciers, rock and ice passages, and last but not least a steep but only moderately difficult climb on the exposed summit ridge and a fantastic summit. Your mountain and ski guide will train with you the basics for easy and moderate high altitude tours before the summit tour. This includes the elementary crampon and belay technique, but also suitable tour planning and current rescue techniques and crevasse rescue.
The Stüdlhütte (2,820 m) and the Adlersruhe (3,454 m) await you as a base for this high-altitude tour.
Program and schedule
- State certified mountain guide:in
- Hut reservation
- Edelrid mountaineering equipment with crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing harness
- Online training (1 h)
- Course documents
Day 1: Meeting point in Kals or at the Lucknerhaus parking lot, equipment check, ascent to the Stüdlhütte (2,801 m), repetition of crampon technique, crevasse rescue, etc.
2nd day: Extensive ice training on the Ködnitzkees and ascent to the Adlersruhe (3,454 m)
Day 3: Summit ascent of the Großglockner on the normal route via Glocknerleitl, Kleinglockner and upper Glocknerscharte in stimulating climbing to the summit of the Großglockner, descent to Lucknerhaus
Program Change: All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. Adjustments to the proven tour program are possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient conditions of the participants. The decision on the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
- Up to 1,000 m ascent and 1,700 m descent
- Stamina for up to 4 h ascent
- Surefootedness and freedom from vertigoClimbing experience up to II degree of difficulty
- High altitude touring experience, private preparation tour with altitude adjustment recommended
"Not for nothing is the highest mountain in Austria one of the most popular alpine tours. The climbing is much easier than it appears in the photo above but still never trivial.
The rock is bombastic from the Glocknerleitl and from the Obere Glocknerscharte you climb like on a (extremely exposed) ladder to the highest point. Metal poles allow your mountain guide to secure you well on the ascent and descent and you can fully concentrate on your climbing."
State certified mountain and ski guide
since 2022 with VIVALPIN
Iceclimbing Camp with Simon Gietl
Simon Gielt invites you. To the place where he learned and trained ice and mixed climbing. Simon knows the most difficult ice routes of the Dolomites and the Alps, he has a huge wealth of experience in steep ice, but he is also a gifted mountain guide and coach (see also Climbing with the Rockstar on our blog). The Vivalpin Iceclimbing Camp
Private mountain guide:in
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