Dates of trips

  • 29/04/2021-04/05/2021
  • 20/07/2021-25/07/2021
  • 17/08/2021-22/08/2021
  • 07/09/2021-12/09/2021

Description

A trip to the Grossglockner is a great way to start the adventure with peaks of Alps. It is recommended for experienced mountain tourists. Climbing the Grossglockner will provide plenty of experience, fantastic views and the taste of a real alpine trip!

Grossglockner is the highest peak of Austria, 3798 m a.s.l. It is located in Glocknergruppe, a subgroup of the Hohe Tauern, part of the Central Alps. The difficulty level of the easiest route is PD + where PD means “a bit difficult”. The main peak was first summitted on July 28, 1800.

The characteristic pyramidal shape of the Grossglockner summit consists of two summits – Grossglockner and Kleinglockner. They are separated by a small, narrow pass called Glocknerscharte.

At the Grossglockner summit there is a cross weighing 350 kg, called “The Imperial Cross”, set on the 25th wedding anniversary of Franz Josef I with Elisabeth Wittelsbach (Sissi). The cross was brought to the top in parts and assembled there. The first Polish ascent to Grossglockner was made by Ludwik Chałubiński with guides in 1884 or 1885.

Group

3-12 persons

Time

6 days

Mountains

Alps, Hohe Tauern

Activity

mountaineering

Teams

3 persons

Price

1700 PLN + 250 EUR

Country

Austria

Level

medium

Trip program

Day 1 – time to get to Kals am Grossglockner. Joint travel from Poland by car with the expedition tourleaders is also possible (departure in the evening from Krakow). Meeting at the campsite in Kals am Grossglockner on the morning of the second day.

Day 2 – acclimatization trip. Overnight at the campsite at the foot of Grossglockner.

Day 3 – leaving the campsite early in the morning. Ascent to Stuedlhuette shelter. Acclimatization walk. Overnight in the refuge.

Day 4 – summit push on Grossglockner. Descent to the shelter. Time to repack. Then descent to the parking and drive to the guest house in Kals am Grossglockner or the surrounding area. Overnight in a guest house.

Day 5 – descent from the mountains and return to homes.

Day 6 – spare day in case of waiting for good weather.

The trip price includes

  • service of 1 BluEmu tourleader for a maximum of 3 participants;
  • 1 night at the campsite in Kals am Grossglockner in tents provided by BluEmu before the start of the mountain action;
  • 1 night at the Stuedlhuette refuge;
  • 1 night in a guest house ** in the Kals am Grossglockner region after descending the mountain;
  • breakfasts in the tourist standard prepared jointly with the tourleader at a campsite, as well as on the last day after going down. Meals are available in two options: meat and vegetarian (includes fish). Other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free) are available after early notice and for an additional charge;
  • breakfast in Stuedlhuette refuge;
  • dinners in tourist standard prepared jointly with the tourleader at a campsite, as well as after going down;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance (during mountaineering activities the policy covers includes high-risk sports);
  • unique shirt and buff;
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • additional accommodation, meals, drinks, attractions and optional excursions not included in the program;
  • journey to camping in Kals and to Grossglockner and to the parking at the bottom of Grossglockner and return (Joint travel from Poland by car with the expedition tourleaders is possible)

Equipment

Sign up for Grossglockner (with accommodation in a refuge)