Crossing the Hohentauern from west to east

Großer Geiger – Großvenediger – Großglockner

The Hoch Tirol is one of the most varied and generous undertakings in the Eastern Alps. Experienced ski tourers will find a magnificent mountain world with hidden crossings, varied summit ascents and super-long descents.


  • safe parallel skiing in all types of snow
  • Experience in walking with skins and mastering the hairpin
  • Surefootedness
  • Head for heights
  • Experience in the use of crampons, ice axe
  • Condition of about 7-10 hours … 2000hm on 4 day

Day 1: Arrival, ascent to the Essener-Rostockerhütte(2208m)

Meeting point at the Matreier Tauernhaus at 9am. Equipment Control. Continue by cab to Ströden in the Virgen Valley. Subsequent ascent to the Essener-Rostockerhütte. In the afternoon there will be a short tour for acclimatization.

  • Ascent: 700hm
  • Walking time: 3 hours

Day 2: Großer Geiger(3360m) – Johannishütte(2121m)

The path leads us through the Moorish valley in the direction of the Großer Geiger. At the end of the valley at an altitude of about 2600m we turn right over the Maurerkees in some hairpin bends to our ski depot. From there we reach the summit via the west ridge. The descent leads past under the Großer Happ to the Türmljoch and over a steep gully down to the Johannishütte.

  • Ascent: 1150hm / Descent: 1240hm
  • Walking time: 5-6 hours

Day 3: Großvenediger(3660m) – Matreier Tauernhaus(1500m)

The start of today is very early. We reach the Großvenediger via long, cropped and finally glaciated terrain. The magnificent view compensates for the effort. The descent over one of the most impressive glacier areas of the Eastern Alps leads us down to the “Gschlößtal” and finally to the Matreier Tauernhaus.

  • Ascent: 1540hm / Descent: 2160hm
  • Walking time: 7 – 8 hours

Day 4: Amertalerhöhe(2784m) – Stubacher Sonnblick(3088m) – Rudolfshütte(2311m)

We start below the timberline and thus have to cover a few more meters in altitude. The ascent past the Dabersee to the Amertalerhöhe is lonely and overwhelming. After a short descent into the Landeck valley, the furs are filled again. After reaching the Granatscharte we climb the Sonnblick. Afterwards we still enjoy the beautiful firn slopes down to the Weißensee.

  • Ascent: 2000hm / Descent: 1100hm
  • Walking time: 8-9 hours

Day 5: Kalser Tauern(2515m) – Dorfertal – Lucknerhaus(1920m) – Stüdlhütte(2800m)

We start the day with a shorter ascent to the Kalser Tauern. The descent takes us past the Dorfersee lake through the flat long Dorfertal valley to the Taurerwirt inn. By cab to Lucknerhaus and then ascent through the Ködnitztal to Stüdlhütte.

  • Ascent: 1200hm / Descent: 1000hm
  • Walking time: 5 hours

Day 6: Großglockner(3797m) – Lucknerhaus – journey home

Today, the king’s head is on the line. The first 2 hours we go over the Ködnitzkees to the ski depot on the Kampl. From there we climb roped up to the Adlersruhe. After a short break, the trail continues, getting steeper and steeper through the “Leitl” to the Kleinglockner. Exposed, breathtaking and yet always secured, we climb the last stretch over the Glocknerscharte towards the summit. After the summit victory on the highest mountain in Austria, we march back to our skis and enjoy another great descent to Lucknerhaus. By cab back to the Matreier Tauernhaus. Journey home.

  • Ascent: 990hm / Descent: 1400hm
  • Walking time: 4 hours

Cost per person:

1 PAX€ 2800,-
2 PAX€ 1500
3 PAX€ 1100, –
4 PAX€ 1050,-
5 PAX€ 900,-
6 PAX€ 800
Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide

Rental equipment available on request

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