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Großglockner – Grossglockner

Listed under Mountains in Salzburg Province, Austria.

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Austria’s highest mountain and second only to Mont Blanc in the Alps, the Grossglockner is 3,798 metres high and dangerous. It’s icy and rocky and on an intimidatingly steep ridge of peaks where conditions change at lightning speed. The peak is a like a pyramid and at its foot is Austria’s largest glacier. Unconquered before 1800, it’s become one of the peaks on the to do list of most alpinists, after Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, but it’s a more difficult summit than most of the peaks in the alps, with sheets of ice on a 40 degree angle sitting between you and your goal, and gaping crevasses. These conditions make it an ice climber’s playground.

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