Great conditions, beautiful views! Only me and my friends on the top. Unique trip for me.
Another failure due to frostbite on my friend's toes. Turned around just below summit ridge, on the normal route through Adlersruhe.
Quite sad, because we had perfect weather, just very cold and a little windy. My friend's toes had been recovered, though he lost his nails.
Climbed via Studl Hutte in 2 beautiful days. On summit day there was clear sky, no wind. We were on the top just in shirt.
With Cesare from Erzherzog Johan Hutte with a lot of snow and with the company of a group of american soldiers.
We decided to climb Großglockner on a beautiful clear February weekend. When arrived to Kals, and began the tour up to Stüdlhütte, the weather was so fine that we could walk in just T-shirts (!).
We met with only a few skiers, nobody in the hut. We made fire and brew water all afternoon and evening. By the night temperature fell quickly, and soon there was -18 - -20°C outside.
We started to climb the normal route in the early morning. Everything was fine, except for the freezing cold. On Ködnitzkees only a small breeze went through. After sunrise we reached the ridge leading to the Erzherzog-Johann hütte. Here two of my friends turned around due to cold. We continued. As we got higher, wind was started to blow, and getting stronger. When we reached Erzherzog-Johann hütte, wind was fierce and the summit was totally covered by quickly roaring clouds. At this point we decided not to risk and turned around.
When we arrived back to Stüdlhütte, it began to snow.
Next time... This winter, via Pallavicinirinne.
Start from Salmhutte at 7:30.
Reached 3770 m (Kleinglockner) with my friend. Turned back because we dont have rope :)
Pallavicinirinne- 11-13 June 2009 (unsuccesfull attempt)
Jck (Jacek) and me descended from Glockner Bivak after spending 2 stormy nights. ...no success this time.
Normal- 26 May 2009,
climbed with Natalia and Ivona after a night in EJH winterroom. Snow conditions good only before sunrise. Descent by rappels along the same route.
Normal- 26 August 2008, Solo
- climbed solo from Luckner Parking in 5hours to the summit.
Groggerrinne- 4 May 2008 (unsuccesfull attempt)
Jck (Jacek) and me tried the route, but had to get back because of really nasty snow conditions. We reached about 3300 m.
Stuedlgrat- 15 August 2007
Climbed with Jck (Jacek) who was leading all the way up. Snow conditions on rout were almost perfect. Stuedl Ridge was on my wish list for a long time. This classic route is beautiful but overcrowded. We had company of 50(!!!) other people and guides during our climb. Recomend this route as one of my best ever - it was pleasure.
Jck - Dziekuje za uratowanie zycia.
Jck - Thank you for saving my ass.
Climb the stuedleridge, great climb!!
Very nice and impressive route. The Grossglockner is a beautiful mountain, everyone has to climb the Glockner once in his lifetime!!! It was also very nice weather and the conditions were very good.
We left the car at 6:30 am, and were at the Steudlhuette at 8 am for a nice breakfast. On the summit at 2:00, and back at the car at 8:30 pm. Really fun climb and beautiful weather. The only gripe was that I had an altitude headache and a bit of nausea until we got down a ways.
I want to try it again soon when the wind and cold won't get me turned back.
Because of heavy wind we have to turn back from Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte. I hope I can climb this mountain in this life. :-)
CLimbing on a beutifull day until some time than conditions becomes prety bad near the main peak, so it is going to stay for a better times. However me and my friend Zoran (guide) climb Klein-Glockner.
I climbed this route via Erzherzög Johann Hütte in 1986. It is a great glacier travel route but must be very crowded these days. Accessible for almost everybody with some mountaineering experience. Solo climb.
Climbed via the normal route on a guided trip. We moved FAST past the roped parties. "Don´t sleep on the mountain" our guide told other climbers as they struggled up. Being short roped our party moved faster, although it didn´t feel 100% safe. But it was cool. After this I would not have a problem going up solo on a good weather day.
Beautiful easy route on a beautiful mountain. Shame about the crowds, but with a route this good on such a major peak what would you expect? Get up early - we had the summit to ourselves for ages before the next groups arrived.
Good climb, good snow conditions. Unfortunately no view to the surrounding (summit in clouds and sometimes strong wind). Only a few persons at Normal Route.
Climbed Mayerlrampe from Franz-Josefs-Höhe, had to descend via Bergler-Rinne.
Route climbed: standard ski route, i.e. from the car park near Lucknerhaus (1,918 m) via Lucknerhuette (2,241 m) and Koednitzkees to the Glocknerleitl (6 hours) + standard route to the summit, i.e. via Glocknerleitl, Kleinglockner, and Obere Glocknerscharte
Great ski tour and climb with Wolfgang! We did it all in one day: 3 hours drive from Schwaz - 6 hours ascent to the Glocknerleitl, where we left the skis - half an hour's rest - 2,5 hours climb to the top.
If you do the final ascent to the top in the afternoon, the crowd has already left and there is no jam at Obere Glocknerscharte.
This peak has a frightening "presence": tough, shaped, massive... it crawls in your mind and behind your eyes and its image is fixed in your memories forever.
Amazing, wonderful day.