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The Haute Route of the Eastern Alps


Ski crossing with the most beautiful peaks of the eastern Alps

An impressive ski crossing with the most beautiful peaks of the eastern Alps, the Großvenediger 3674m and the Großglockner 3798m. This alpine crossing leads from South Tyrol through the fascinating summit and glacial landscapes of the Venediger area to the Großglockner. The challenging 6-day tour requires a high level of physical fitness, as well as confident and advanced skiing in open terrain.


March - April


€ 1360 per person


from 16 years


6 days


min. 3 people max. 6 people

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Advanced skiing in all areas. Very good physical fitness for ascents up to 1800 m.


  • 28.03. - 02.04.2022
  • 11.04. - 16.04.2022
  • and on request


Day 1:
Meeting 9:00 am at the  Matreier Tauernhaus. Transfer to Hinterbichl. The route leads to Maurertal to the Essener Rostocker Hut 2.207m. Gain 1000Hm

Day 2:
Essener-Rostockerhütte to the Großer Geiger 3,360 m and via the Türmljoch down to the Johannishütte. Gain 1150 m - descent 1250 m

Day 3:
The route leads past the Defreggerhaus to the Rainertörl and continues to the summit of the Großvenediger. Descent to the Innergschlöß, the most beautiful valley head of the eastern Alps. Gain 1550 m - descent 2000 m

Day 4:
From Matreier Tauernhaus up to the Amertaler Höhe. Descent into Landecktal valley and climb to the Granatscharte. Descent to the Rudolfshütte alpine center.
Gain 1820 m - descent 900 m

Day 5:
Climb to the Granatspitze 3086 m, steep descent via the southern flank down to the Dorfersee and through the long Dorfertal to the Kalser Tauernhaus. By taxi to the Lucknerhaus. Climb to the Stüdlhütte. Gain 1650 m - descent 1300 m

Day 6:
Climb up the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain at 3798m. In the last section, rock-climbing experience is required. The descent leads via the Ködnitzkees to the Stüdlhütte and the end point of the Hochtirol ski route, the Lucknerhaus. Gain 1000 m - descent 1900 m

On request, we also carry out single-passages of this mountain crossing.



  • Organization
  • 6-day guided tour by state certified mountain & ski guide
  • Rental avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Technical equipment
  • Overnight stay with half board

Not included:

  • Arrival
  • Taxi fees


You arrange your journey to meet up with us by the Matreier Tauernhaus 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 bring?

Backpack, own avalanche transceiver equipment if available (is included), ski touring skis and poles, helmet (as required), snack, drink, sun protection, change of clothes. Please also check prior to your tour whether your insurance includes mountain rescue off-piste. You will receive a packing list when you make your booking.

Is lunch included?

No, please pack a snack and enough to drink. Depending on the tour destination, we might also have the opportunity to stop at a hut after the tour.

Do I get a discount if I bring my own equipment?

You are of course welcome to use your own equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot grant a discount as we generally provide the necessary safety equipment free of charge.

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.

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!


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