The Großglockner (3798 meters) is one of the great summit experiences in the alps. The ascent via the normal route offers everything a mountaineer could wish for. The tour to the roof of Austria and the Eastern Alps is a demanding alpine undertaking that alternates between cozy mountain slopes, wide glacier areas and exposed climbing in rock.
Day 1: Around noon we meet at the parking lot at the Lucknerhaus. From there we hike over alpine meadows with a beautiful mountain panorama to the Stüdlhütte. We spend the night at the Stüdlhütte directly below the Großglockner on 2802m.
Day 2: After an early breakfast we go over the extensive glacier of the Ködnitzkees. We are steadily getting closer to our goal. In front of the Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte, things are really getting serious for the first time. We climb up to the Adlersruhe via secured paths. We continue to climb towards the Großglockner, leave the steep Glocknerleitl behind us and after a bit more climbing we are soon on the pre-summit, the Kleinglockner. Over a narrow and exposed ridge you climb to the summit structure of the Großglockner, here there is still some exposed climbing to be mastered before it eases out towards the summit cross. The distant view in all directions compensates for the effort in any case. We enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama and the sense of achievement of having climbed the highest mountain in Austria on our own. The descent follows the path of the ascent. We descend to the Lucknerhaus on the same day. Here we enjoy the well-deserved “summit beer” and let the day end.
Information to the Course:
duration: 1.5 days Meeting point: 12:00 noon at the Lucknerhaus car park
max. Number of participants per mountain guide: 3 participants
- accommodation/meals: Costs for accommodation and half board approx. € 70.00
included services: 2 days guided tour and organization by a certified mountain and ski guide
included rental equipment: crampons, ice ax, helmet, harness
requirements for the participants:
- endurance: good endurance for ascents up to 1000hm a day and descents up to 1900hm a day
- technique: secure walking in difficult terrain, no fear of heights
- other: alpine experience
recommended equipment: each participant receives an equipment checklist in advance