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My first real 3,000m peak: Fluchtkogel

In the footsteps of the "glacier priest"

Are you looking for a new alpine challenge? Then come to the mountaineering village of Vent, where the “glacier priest” Franz Senn once laid the foundations for modern alpinism. It was also the co-founder of the German Alpine Club who was the first to stand on 3,500 m high Fluchtkogel in 1869. Follow in his footsteps but not alone: surrounded by Austria’s largest glacier area at one stretch, we will accompany you on the mountain adventure of a lifetime!

Everything at a glance


Location: Vent
Acclimatization tour: Vent – Rofenkarferner using mountain lift
Main tour: Vent - Brandenburger Haus with overnight stay - Fluchtkogel - Vent
Duration: 5 days
Difficulty level: Easy to medium glacier tour
Group size: min. 3 / max. 12 people per date


14 – 18 July 2024
25 - 29 August 2024


T +43 57200 916


As the name suggests, you don't need any previous experience on similar mountain tours for this package. Our specialists will guide and accompany you safely through the adventurous glaciers and three thousand meter high peaks. All the necessary knowledge such as knot and rope technique, crampon technique and correct glacier crossing will be taught on site. Nevertheless, the tour to Fluchtkogel with 2 days on the glacier is not a walk in the park. In order to cope with the physical effort, you should be an experienced hiker and in a very good physical shape - walking times of up to 6 hours should not overwhelm you. This tour is just right for you if you want to take mountaineering to the next level - without any organizing, without risks, just focusing on the mountain scenery and enjoying the tour.



All in one! The following services are included in the package price:

  • 4 overnight stays: 3x in Vent according to the selected category, 1x overnight stay at Brandenburger Haus incl. half board. During the overnight stay in the hut, you will remain checked-in to your accommodation so that all items you do not need can remain at your base camp.
  • Welcome and closing evening incl. dinner and aperitif
  • Rental equipment (helmet, ice axe, crampons, harness, carabiner)
  • Supervision by hiking guide on all days
  • Mountain guide for the acclimatization tour and for the main tour from Hochjoch Hospiz (glacier ascent necessary from there)
  • Ascent and descent with the Wildspitzbahn for the acclimatization tour
  • Start package: drinking bottle, hut sleeping bag, earplugs, Peak Punk bar, sun protection, headband, microfiber towel, hiking wool (the sustainable alternative to blister plasters)
  • Finisher goodie


Not included

  • Travel costs
  • Drinks
  • Dinner on Day 2 (individual evening program)
  • Lunch at the huts
  • Resort tax

Do you feel addressed and are really keen on YOUR first real 3.000m? Don’t wait any longer:


  • At Gepatschferner you cross the largest contiguous glacier area in Austria (18 km² of snow and ice).
  • Brandenburger Haus towers at 3,277 m and can only be reached via high alpine glacier worlds.
  • In the mountaineering village of Vent you follow in the footsteps of the glacier priest and mountaineering pioneer Franz Senn.
  • You are surrounded by the highest 3,000m peaks in the Eastern Alps.
  • In the protected area of the Ötztal Alps you can find the largest glacier-covered area of the Eastern Alps.

Mountain adventure of a lifetime

Tour data at a glance

  • Start Vent: 1.900 m
  • Destination: Fluchtkogel 3.500 m
  • Walking time: Vent – Brandenburger Haus (overnight stay) 6 h, Brandenburger Haus – Fluchtkogel summit 2 h, Decent to Vent 5 h
  • Altitude meters : 1.600 m
  • Distance: 16,1 km

more details

  • Start Vent: 1.900 m
  • Destination: Rofenkarferner
  • Altitude meters: 681 hm from the Wildspitzbahn mountain station
  • Distance: 3,5 km
  • Walking time: 2 h
  • Arrival
  • Welcome
  • Receipt of starter pack
  • Dinner
  • Tour briefing

After your arrival in Vent and check-in at your accommodation, there will be an official welcome where you will meet your tour companions and your contact person, the hiking guide. In addition to the first important information about the course of the next few days, you will also receive your starter pack. Afterwards, everyone can get to know each other better over a cozy dinner.

  • Pick up equipment
  • Ascent to the Rofenkarferner via mountain lift
  • Knots & rope skills, tour planning & orientation, technical exercises on the glacier
  • Refreshment stop at Stablein Alm
  • Descent to Vent (via mountain lift)

Together as a group, you will head to the Venter Kaufhäusl, where you can hire your equipment for the coming days. After an equipment check by your mountain and hiking guide, you will take the ascent aid to the Rofenkarferner. Here you will prepare your body for the altitude on the Fluchtkogel, learn how to use crampons, ropes and ice axes correctly and receive an introduction to tour planning and orientation. Before returning to Vent, you will stop off at the Stablein Alm. You then have the evening at leisure.

  • Final equipment check
  • Ascent to Brandenburger Haus with hiking guide and mountain guide (mountain guide from Hochjoch Hospiz)
  • Stop at Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Sunset at Dahmannspitze
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Brandenburger Haus

Off we go! After the final equipment check, we start the climb to the first stage of the main tour: Brandenburger Haus. The mountain guide joins the group during a stopover at Hochjoch Hospiz. Well prepared and looked after, we cross Kesselwandferner glacier in a group, which forms Austria’s largest connected glacier areas together with Gepatschferner. Before spending the night in the hut - if the conditions are right - we admire the sunset on Dahmannspitze (3,397 m), about a 20-minute climb above the night camp.

  • Breakfast at Brandenburger Haus
  • Summit tour to Fluchtkogel (3,500 m)
  • Descent to vent via Vernagthütte (stopover)
  • Closing evening

The day of truth! From Brandenburger Haus we now head over the glacier to Fluchtkogel at 3,500 m with a mountain and hiking guide. Here the important thing is to capture the moment and celebrate the summit victory in Tirolean style saying “Berg heil”. You really deserve it after the strenuous climb! The descent leads one last time over glacier ice and then via Vernagthütte back to Vent, where you can return to your accommodation and relax. In the evening, all participants have dinner together, including a review of the past days and the presentation of the finisher goodies.

Individual check-out and departure.

Special tip: After this unique multi-day adventure, you could take a break to regenerate at AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Längenfeld. Or simply spend a few more days in Ötztal’s scenic nature while relaxing at lake Piburger See, for example.

from € 1.720,-

per person incl. breakfast, excl. taxe


Here you will find a collection of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.

Until when do I have to pay the deposit and make the final payment?
After receiving your booking confirmation, 20% of the travel price is due as a deposit within 10 days, the remaining sum is to be paid no earlier than 28 days prior to departure. In the case of trips booked at short notice, the travel price must be paid in full immediately. We will show you exactly when and which amount is due when completing the booking on our website or in the booking confirmation.

Is there an insolvency protection for customers?
You always book a package tour with ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INCOMING GMBH (short: ÖTZTAL INCOMING). It means that all of your money paid to ÖTZTAL INCOMING is protected against insolvency by the applicable Package Travel Act (PRG in Austria). You will find all your advantages sent with your travel confirmation when booking a package tour in the attached "Information sheet for package tours", which we will gladly submit also in advance. Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Kratochwjilestr. 4, 1220 Vienna, phone no. +43 1 317 25 00, fax number +43 1 319 93 67) acts as agent in case of insolvency. All further claims not covered must be registered with the liquidator within 8 weeks from the time of the insolvency. Guarantor: Tourismusverband ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS, Körperschaft öffentlichen Rechts, Achweg 5, 6450 Sölden

How much is the deposit on my trip?
After receiving your booking confirmation, 20% of the travel price is due as a deposit within 10 days.

How can I safely pay for my trip?
You can pay for your trip by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or by direct bank transfer to ÖTZTAL INCOMING.

What are the ÖTZTAL INCOMING bank details for payment by invoice/bank transfer?
ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INCOMING GMBH Raiffeisenbank Sölden IBAN: AT34 3632 4000 0044 2772 BIC RZTIAT22324

Is there a packing list for my trip?
The packing list will be sent by email about one week after booking.

When and how will I receive my travel documents?
For our trip only electronic travel documents are sent by email or the complete travel documents are stored in printed form in your accommodation.

Is there a list of participants?
No. For data protection reasons we cannot provide a list of participants to other travelers.

What is the average age on my trip?
The age of the travelers can basically vary between 30 and 70 years. The trip is aimed at active people with an affinity for mountains, and stands for a community of like-minded people, regardless of their age or origin.

Where are the other participants from?
For your trip we can provide you by phone with more information about the approximate area where other guests come from. Please understand that we cannot give you any more detailed information here for data protection reasons.

Can I book half a double room as a single traveler?
We do not offer shared double rooms on this trip. If you are traveling alone, please always book the available single rooms or double rooms for single use that are shown online.

Can I book insurance through ÖTZTAL INCOMING?
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance and mountain rescue insurance. It covers your personal risks in the event of illness before departure and during the trip or in case of a mountain accident. Please find more information under the following links: http://www.europaeische.at, https://bergrettung.tirol/foerderer

Can I extend or customize my trip?
Regarding your trip, we focus on the main journey and do not offer any other options. If necessary, you are welcome to tell us your wishes in writing. If possible, we will customize the trip according to your wishes.

What happens if the minimum number of participants is not reached?
According to our General Terms and Conditions (GTC), a trip can be canceled if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Up to 20 days before the start of the package tour for trips of more than 7 days. Up to 7 days before the start of the package tour for trips of up to 6 days.

What options do I have as a single traveler?
You can book a single room, often also a double room for single use.

How do I know if the trip is guaranteed?
The package tour is already guaranteed from 3 or more people.
The route/tour is subject to change based on weather conditions.

How can I book the relevant trip?
You can book easily and quickly on this website: www.vent.at

How can I cancel the trip?
You can cancel your ÖTZTAL INCOMING trip directly with us at any time. The cancellation must be made in writing. A cancellation is always subject to certain cancellation fees, which depend on the time of cancellation. Please find all important information about it in our General Terms and Conditions (GTC) in the attached pages of your booking confirmation.

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