geographical name \ˈgrōs-ˌglk-nər\


mountain 12,461 feet (3798 m) SW Austria; highest in the Hohe Tauern & in Austria


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Highest peak in Austria, in the Hohe Tauern range. It reaches an elevation of 12,460 ft (3,798 m) and was first climbed in 1800. A noted glacier on the mountain is the Pasterze Glacier, 5 mi (8 km) long and 3 mi (5 km) wide. Winter sports, mountain climbing, and beautiful scenery have made Grossglockner a tourist attraction.


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