I am going to the Austrian Alps in July this year with two friends in the hope of climbing Grossglockner and a few other mountains in the Glockner Group.
We have all done a fair bit of Scottish winter mountaineering and Mt Aneto, Posets and Perdido in the central Pyrenees last summer but we have not learnt crevasse rescue so are a bit concerned about the safety of climbing Grossglockner etc without this experience.
Would it be necessary to do a quick course in crevasse rescue before attempting the mountains? And if so, does anyone have any good ideas of short courses in that area or of qualified individuals who we could possibly hire for a day or so to teach us?
I would also be very interested to have some advice on other aspects of climbing Grossglockner and recommendations of other peaks in the area which are worthwhile climbing.
Thank you very much.