The Großglockner is with a height of 3798m the highest mountain of Austria. The prominent peak made of rocks from the green slate facies belongs to the Glockner group, a mountain range in the central part of the Hohe Tauern, and is considered one of the most important peaks in the Eastern Alps. Since the first explorations at the end of the 18th century and the first ascent by four participants of a major expedition led by Prince Bishop Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim in 1800, the Grossglockner has played an important role in the development of alpinism. To this day it is of great importance for tourism in the region and with more than 5000 summit ascents per year it is a popular destination for mountaineers. The view of the mountain, one of Austria's most famous landmarks, is the main scenic attraction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.
The longitudinal crossing of the Glocknerwand to the Grossglockner is a massive, impressive mountain tour. The ridge crossing to the Grossglockner represents one of the most important mountain tours in the Eastern Alps.
11 peaks - demanding and enduring high tour with a western alpine character - these words suffice to describe this tour in brief.
Meeting point at the Lucknerhaus with subsequent ascent to the Stüdlhütte (2,800 m)
Ascent: 800 altitude meters
Early in the morning we will head west via Teischnitzkees to Teufelskamp (3.500 m), where the actual ascent begins. Over the Glocknerwand (Hoffmannspitze 3.722 m) to the Glocknerhorn and further over the northwest ridge to the "roof of Austria", the Großglockner (3.797 m). Descent via the normal path past the Adlersruhe (3,454 m) back to the Stüdlhütte. Back to the cars.
Ascent: 1.500 m altitude difference
Descent: 1.700 m altitude difference
Very good physical condition (500 m/hour), high alpine experience, fast climbing in the block ridge area