Climbing Grossglockner from the Studlgrat Ridge
Overview and History
The Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak in the upper Tauern, lies on the border between the Austrian Länder of Tyrol, Salzburg and Carinthia. With its 3,798 m altitude it is also the highest peak in Austria and for many the most beautiful.
Martin for the first time in 1800 by Martin and Martin Klotz, Martin Reicher, Matthias Hautzendorfer and a person whose identity is unknown to this day.
The South ridge was climbed for the first time since first ascent J. Kerer u. Fr. Groder in 1864 owes his name to Johann Stüdl, the ‘Lord of the Glockner’. He was a far-away build the shelter that bears his name again in 1868 and to receive honorary citizenship of Kals in 1870
We will reach the Stüdlhütte, a refuge famous also for the incredible variety, abundance and quality of the dishes that the manager prepares for dinner. After the binge, we will stay overnight in the comfortable bunks of the shelter.
The next day we will climb towards the Teischnitzkees glacier, bypassing the Luisenkopf clockwise until it reaches the beginning of the Stüdlgrat. From here along a fantastic route that goes up, with easy climbing and some more challenging passages, the obvious and panoramic ridge up to the summit cross.
The descent will follow the route of the normal route along the east ridge to the Erzherzog-Johann-Hutte and then again to the Stüdlhütte and then follow the path of the previous day.
Availability and Prices
- 1 pax: €580 for two days
- 2 pax: €290 per person for two days
Lucknerhaus car parking.
With private car, we can organize and share cars.
- Services of Mountain Guide for two days
- Liability insurance rescue and first aid
- Technical equipment in common use
- All the guide expenses
- Food and drinks
- Travel expenses
- Personal mountaineering equipment
- Personal travel and accident insurance
Check the list below for equipment to face a classic mountaineering trip, according with the guide. You can download it and use as check list.
You are able to face climbs of difficulty D, so you know well the use of crampons and ice ax with the classical technique, you know the progression of roped in conserve on the glacier, the techniques of climbing on mixed and/or on ice wall.
You have a good level of training and you can walk for 5/7 hours on undulating terrain at a steady pace. Therefore you are able to overcome gradients of 800/1200 m up and down. You are also able to bring a backpack with everything you need for the day (ca 7/10 kg). You are able to repeat athletic performance for a couple of consecutive days.
Lucknerhaus car parking, Kals.
1:2, maximum two persons per guide.