Grossglockner Climber's Log

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Dziku - May 26, 2008 2:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007

Rute climbed: via Studlhutte, Erzherzog Johann Hutte  Sucess!

Great conditions, beautiful views! Only me and my friends on the top. Unique trip for me.


morceaux - May 15, 2008 1:53 am Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

Großglockner - me 2:0

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.


Troll - Apr 30, 2008 4:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

Skitouring - normal route  Sucess!

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.


Modi - Mar 2, 2008 7:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1993

Normal Route  Sucess!

With Cesare from Erzherzog Johan Hutte with a lot of snow and with the company of a group of american soldiers.


morceaux - Oct 10, 2007 3:22 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2007

Großglockner - me 1:0

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.


codelancer - Sep 26, 2007 10:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

from Salmhutte

Start from Salmhutte at 7:30.
Reached 3770 m (Kleinglockner) with my friend. Turned back because we dont have rope :)


brade - Aug 18, 2007 2:42 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2009

Three times: Normal (2009), Normal-Solo (2008), Stuedlgrat (2007)  Sucess!

Pallavicinirinne- 11-13 June 2009 (unsuccesfull attempt)
Jck (Jacek) and me descended from Glockner Bivak after spending 2 stormy nights. 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.


David_Holland - Aug 4, 2007 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Studleridge  Sucess!

Climb the stuedleridge, great climb!!

Dries Desmet

Dries Desmet - Jul 24, 2007 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Grossglockner Normal route  Sucess!

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.


mvs - Jul 16, 2007 4:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Route climbed: Stuedlgrat  Sucess!

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.


marlenka - Feb 21, 2007 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2007

Almost Erzherzog-Johann Hütte

I want to try it again soon when the wind and cold won't get me turned back.


julesblaidd - Feb 12, 2007 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2007

Grossglockner vs me: 2:0

Because of heavy wind we have to turn back from Erzherzog-Johann-Hütte. I hope I can climb this mountain in this life. :-)

Mile Bosnjakovski

Mile Bosnjakovski - Oct 27, 2006 7:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2006

Klein-Glockner 3770m

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.


Lubos - Aug 16, 2006 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1986

Erzherzog Johann Hutte  Sucess!

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.


edderkoppen - Jul 21, 2006 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

cool  Sucess!

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.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Jul 19, 2006 2:38 pm

route: normal  Sucess!

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.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jun 26, 2006 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

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.

Ski Mountaineer

Ski Mountaineer - May 30, 2006 3:42 pm


Climbed Mayerlrampe from Franz-Josefs-Höhe, had to descend via Bergler-Rinne.

tuan walter

tuan walter - May 1, 2006 10:23 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Grossglockner In One Day  Sucess!

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.


landroval - Apr 10, 2006 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

skiing hard  Sucess!

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.

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