Grossglockner (3.798 m) is the highest peak of Austria. It is popular among alpinists, as it is not a really technical climb and all you need to reach the summit, are ideal circumstances, proper preparation, physical and mental endurance. Still, we do not consider it an easy climb, as weather can change pretty quickly in the mountains, and it is enough to make a small mistake or zoning out for a second, and you find yourself in real danger. It is worth to try yourself on Grossglockner with a professional guide, after a thorough preparation.
Grossglockner is a twin-peak on the border between Carinthia and Tyrol. Kleinglockner is just a couple of meters smaller than its elder brother, it is 3.770 meter high. The two summits are separated by the Glocknerscharte, creating a bit of climbing challenge on the route, before reaching the main summit.
The first expedition to reach the summit was celebrated in 1800, and since then more and more people take off in the hope of successfully ascending to the top. If you also dreaming about standing on the top of Austria, we offer two options.
The normal route starts from the Stüdlhütte (2.801 m), and stopping by Erz-Herczog Johann Hütte (3.454 m), climbs trough Kleinglockner and the upper Glocknerscharte to the main summit.
While climbing via Stüdlgrat is a really challenging route, requires stamina, endurance and technical climbing experience on multi-pitch routes. It also starts from the Südlhütte, and we reach the main summit via the South Ridge – that is called Stüdlgrat -, and return back to Stüdlhütte following the normal route. We recommend the Stüdlgrat climb for those, who already climbed this peak on the normal route, or have relevant alpine climbing experience.