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Basic course at the Kürsingerhütte

High-Altitude Tours on the Glacier

Campon walking, crevasse rescue, knotting

This course is aimed at those who want to move safely on glacier ice and snow. Various safety techniques in snow and ice, correct walking with crampons, crevasse rescue, knotting and handling of the ice ax are just a few of the points of the extensive training. The Kürsingerhütte is located in the Obersulzbachtal in Neukirchen am Großvenediger - in the middle of the fantastic panorama of the Hohe Tauern.


May - September


€ 590 per person


from 16 years


4 days


min. 4 people, max. 6 people

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Mountain experience, surefootedness, and a head for heights. No previous glacier knowledge is required.


  • 27.05. - 30.05.2021
  • 10.06. - 13.06.2021
  • 24.06. - 27.06.2021
  • 15.07. - 18.07.2021
  • and on request


Day 1:
Meeting point 9:00 a.m. in Neukirchen, Hopffeldboden car park, welcome and equipment check with the mountain guide, program discussion. Take a taxi to the material cable car, ascent to the Kürsingerhütte. Equipment & knotting.
Day 2 - 3:
Theory and practice with a focus on crampon technology, roping on the glacier, crevasse rescue, tour planning, map studies, orientation, alpine dangers.
Day 4:
High tour on the Großvenediger 3666m, or another peak around the hut. Practical application of the teaching content

The content can be individually adapted to the existing knowledge of the participants!



  • 4 touring days
  • Organization
  • Hut accommodations Kürsinger Hütte with HB
  • Tour with a state-certified IVBV mountain guide

Not included:

  • Arrival
  • Drinks
  • Taxi transport to the material ropeway, approx. € 10-20, - p.p.
  • Luggage transport / material cable car to the hut € 5 p.p.


Anreise: Neukirchen, Parkplatz Hopffeldboden, Obersulzbach 581/1, 5741 Sulzau

Zillertal Str./B169 nehmen , B165 bis Rosental Bundesstraße in Salzburg nehmen, bis Obersulzbach fahren


You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 


What should I pack in my rucksack?

What you need to pack in your rucksack and what is better left at home can be found in the packing list, which you will find in the detailed information of your tour. You should pay particular attention to your mountain boots. Category B/C compact ankle height shoes are ideal for multi-day tours.

What do I need to know about surefootedness and a head for heights?

If you want to go hiking in mountainous areas, you must be in good health and have a good level of physical fitness. In addition, it is important that you can walk safely in rough and also pathless terrain. The requirements are different for each tour and are explained in the detailed descriptions. There you will also find an overview. If you are not sure whether a tour suits you or not, then give us a call. We will be happy to advise you.

What rental equipment is included in the price?

You will find the rental equipment included in the tour description under "Services & Additional Costs". Rental equipment is included in all our guided tours. We also have equipment hire - if you are out on your own but have forgotten your crampons, you can get them from us.

How do I know what equipment I need for my tour?

You will receive a packing list from us. This will help you to find out what you need for your booked tour!

I don't need rental equipment; do I get a discount?

The provision of rental equipment is a service we offer our guests. Therefore, we cannot grant any discounts if you use your own equipment. Thank you for your understanding! t

What is a hut sleeping bag and what do I need it for?

A hut sleeping bag is either made of silk or cotton and is compulsory on every hut for hygienic reasons, as the duvets, pillowcases and mattress protectors cannot be washed every day. The hut sleeping bag protects you from direct contact with the blankets. We recommend a small silk hut sleeping bag with a small pack size and lighter weight.

Payment at the hut with debit card?

Payment with your debit card is rarely possible in mountain huts! It is therefore necessary to bring sufficient cash with you! Cable cars and hotels can usually be paid for with debit or credit card.

The weather forecast announces bad weather, when will a tour be cancelled / postponed?

Unfortunately, weather forecasts for the mountains are not always as accurate as one might imagine and some weather portals are simply unsuitable for forecasts in the mountains. A reliable forecast is only possible for the following three to five days. Although the 16-day forecasts in particular are popular, the significance is extremely limited. If the conditions are clearly bad and we have to cancel the tour for safety reasons, we will either arrange an alternative date together or you will get your deposit back.


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