/ Glacier approach on Grossglockner?
I am relatively experienced in the alps, and whilst I know afternoon crossings of glaciers are not a good idea, I am considering getting up to the Erz Johannhutte later in the day? Is this folly, or is the glacier often dry by that juncture in the season? We are looking at the Normal route, and want to avoid the queues for the summit, so will be going up Sunday PM for a Mon am summit hopefully.
We will be flying into Ljubliana, so any advice gratefully received, particularly on a long weekend jaunt. How would you do it?
The normal route is really enjoyable, but do get the earliest start you possibly can to avoid queues at bottlenecks. You're right to leave it til a week day but even still expect to be passing crowds on their way up as you descend. That's how we found it in july in any case.
I think we are just going to do the Prag route up and down, as we'll be pressed for time. The one to the NE sounds a bit tastier VF-wise, but as I say, we kind of need to be sharpish.......
Think I'll get my map first, as the guidebook I've got is rather vague...then I can follow you Dan. Thanks
I think that tomasinski and the Prag route should take the same time and have the same difficulty. I had a fantistic day on Triglav when i took the tomasinski route up and the Prag route down. Be prepared for a long day, if you want to do it in one day.
Thanks guys, all good info. I have various options, so once I see the maps, it should all come together in my head
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