Grossvenediger is the 4th highest peak of Austria, and behind Grossglockner the 2nd highest in the High Tauern range. Though based on its elevation it belongs to the elite of the Austrian Alps, it is not a really technical climb. This is the reason why many people choose it as their first 3000+ meter high summit, and also a place to learn how to move in groups on glaciers or prepare for more technical alpine climbs.
There are four normal routes heading to the summit, but all meet at the upper part of the Schlatenkees glacier. Once the fine snow cover melts, many crevasses (deep cracks in glaciers) are open here, therefore it is an ideal location for our glacier-workshop.