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Heavy mountain tour - Olperer

High alpin mountaineering in rock and ice

The Olperer with his 3476 meters is the second highest peak im Zillertal. This impressive summit stands out from the Hintertuxer Glacier. Its Rock pyramid from solid gneiss is one of the most beautiful and easy to reach high alpin rock climbs in the Eastern Alps.

Because of the cable cars we have an easy access to the entry of the tour. Therefore it is possibel to climb it in 1 day.

Ghost fog above the Olperer

The Olperer is a high alpin classic, you need a certain alpine basic requirement is required

Requirement for a safe summit ascent:

  • Good condition
  • Sure-footed on ice and rocky terrain
  • Not afraid of heights
  • Rock climbing level of difficulty 1 - 4 (Sportclimbing 6)
  • Climbing with crampons



If you are a mountaineering beginner and you like to climb the Olperer, we will advise you for a alpine course before you climb a difficult peak.

On the exercise day you can choose for Sport climbing , Via Ferrata , Ice climbing on the Glacier.


During the preparatory course, your not yet developed skills are trained so that you can defeat the Olperer:

  • Crampon technique
  • Rock climbing training with mountain boots
  • Rock climbing exercises  - Sport climbing to difficulty rock 6
  • Via ferrata to difficulty E
  • Rope comandos



  • OLPERER: North ridge out and return or cross - Rock 4 / Ice 45 ° - we climb this peak only with 1 - 2 persons / Guide


  • Requirements: Good condition, sure footed difficulty rock 1 - 4  and not afraid of heights
  • Equipment: Climbing clothes, mountaineering boots, gaiters, sun cream and gloves.
  • Rent: Climbing equipment ( harness, ice axe, crampons,... )
  • Our services: mountain guide - free photographs to download. With your own USB- stick, you pick up your photos in orginal size, at the mountain guide office



Olperer 3476m - the most popular high alpine 1 day tour in Zillertal

The ascent leads over the N ridge (right in the picture). If there is enough snow on the Riepenkees (therefore no risk of falling rocks), you can cross the S ridge (left in the picture) back to the Hintertux Glacier. Otherwise the north ridge is climbed down again
With skis or snowboards we go to the entrance to the Wildlahnerscharte. This saves you 1 hour of boarding ...
... and thus we are the first rope team on the Olperer (here you can see the ice flank + north ridge)
Below us is a traffic jam at the entrance to the 40 ° steep ice flank
The last few meters on the ice hump, at the end the crevasse is conquered to the ridge
This photo story was taken in icy rock conditions ...
... where the crampon technique on the rock increases the difficulty of climbing by at least 1 degree
The first meters on the flat rock ridge
In dry climbing conditions, here the typical oversized safety hooks from the Olperer
A steep upswing
The overhanging key point ...
... you are in good hands with the ROCKnSNOW mountain guide
Olperer summit Glück 3476 m
The first meters on the descent of the south ridge
The crossing leads over the Schneegupf south ridge


Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja
Birgit, Joe, Peter, Ronja


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Snow depth measurement at the left picture border

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