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Expedition Grossvenediger

My 1st three-thousand-metre peak (for experienced climbers)

If you want to fulfil this dream, you’ve come to the right place. With a certified mountain guide you will climb up the white glittering pyramid of the Großvenediger. 3666 metres of high feeling! The ascent of the Großvenediger via the north side is one of the greatest mountain tours in the Hohe Tauern National Park. A state-certified mountain guide ensures that you reach the summit safely and return with many positive impressions.

For your personal feel good moments

Surcharge to the normal room rate: 289 Euro per person

24.06. until 24.09.2022 Extra charge 289 €

Day 1:

  • 2.00 p.m. Meeting point Mountain Guide Office
  • 2.15 pm Drive to PP Hopffeldboden (private) Obersulzbach 581/1, 5741 Sulzau
  • 3.00 Departure Tälertaxi Obersulzbachtal
  • Ascent to the Kürsingerhütte (approx. 2
    hours)


We take the valley taxi through the Obersulzbach valley to the upper Keesboden at just under 2000 m above sea level. From there we can send our backpacks to the hut with the material cable car, while we enjoy hiking up through the high valley formed by the glacier. With some luck we can observe marmots and edelweiss. After 2 hours we reach the spacious Kürsinger hut (2558 m).

There, discussion with the mountain guide about how it is to walk in a rope team and with crampons! After a good dinner we spend the night in a shared room (don’t forget your hut sleeping bag and earplugs).

Day 2:

  • approx. 4.00 a.m. Breakfast
  • approx. 5.00 a.m. Großvenediger ascent
  • approx. 10.00 a.m. summit (3.660m)
  • approx. 01.00 p.m. Kürsingerhütte
  • then descent to the valley station of the material cable car, return with valley taxi


Gently awakened, we have breakfast very early. With the first light of the day, we set off early in the morning for the summit. After an hour we reach the glacier climb. There we roped up. Right at the beginning of the glacier ascent, the group has to cross a first crevasse zone. On the plateau of the Untersulzbachtörl we enjoy the first rays of sunshine, all around the 3000’er peaks sparkle in the morning light.

The further ascent leads over the mighty glacier towards the Venedigerscharte (3400 m). The ascent to the Scharte is the steepest section of our tour; in addition, in some years an impressive rim crevasse has to be overcome here. After this effort we have earned a break. The mountains south of the Tauern now lie ahead of us, and in good weather the Großglockner is within reach. On the further ascent to the summit, our fitness reserves are mobilised, but after the narrow summit ridge, the summit cross beckons and a unique view rewards the Venediger climbers (Up to the summit approx. 5 hours).

The view sweeps from the Dachstein over the Glockner Group, the Julian Alps, Dolomites, Ortles and Adamello, the Ötztal Alps to the Karwendel and the Wilder Kaiser. A large part of the Eastern Alps lies at the mountaineer’s feet.

After a well-deserved rest on the summit, we start the descent. We descend quickly over the wide glacier areas. Now everyone is looking forward to the rest at the Kürsingerhütte, looking up at the summit and enjoying their own achievement (descent to the Kürsingerhütte approx. 3 hours).

After a well-deserved rest, we descend from the hut with light luggage, while the material cable car brings the heavy backpacks down to the valley. There the valley taxi is waiting to take us back.

Don’t forget:

Good high mountain clothing and footwear, possibly gaiters, glacier goggles, cold and sun protection, gloves, hat, possibly a headlamp.

Important:

Very good physical condition required! In case of insufficient fitness, the mountain guide at the Kürsingerhütte may decide that the ascent of the Großvenediger is not possible for one or the other. We ask you to accept this for safety reasons!

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