The ascent of the Großvenediger Defregger Haus is technically easy. Meeting point for this tour is the Johannishütte hikers’ parking lot in Prägraten-Hinterbichl in East Tyrol. The Venedigertaxi will take the participants to the Johannishütte. From there, the ascent to Defregger Haus at 2,982 m will take about 2 ½ h. Overnight stay with half board at Defregger Haus. Spending the night at Defregger Haus allows us the shortest possible route to the summit to reach the Großvenediger on the 2nd day of the tour.
When the moon is full, the tour starts from the Defregger House. In a safe rope team with the certified mountain guide, the path leads over the mighty glacier with its crevasses towards the summit. The ascent takes about 3 1/2 hours and at sunrise the summit of Großvenediger is reached at 3,660 m. To stand on the highest peak of the Salzburg region, the mountain peaks bathed in soft light and an indescribable feeling of happiness spreads out. There is no better way to start the day with this special kind of experience.
After the descent from the summit and an relaxing rest at Defregger Haus, we head downhill towards Johannishütte. Return by Venediger Taxi to the hikers’ parking lot. We will accompany you safely on this impressive sunrise, full moon tour to the highest peak in the Salzburg region in the Hohe Tauern National Park.