Top Alpine Climbing Trips
Triglav private guided climbing tours
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View the world from the top of a challenging summit and put your mountain skills to the test! Spend an afternoon with your hands full of rock and reach exciting new heights in the great outdoors!
Alpine climbing is rock climbing on a mountain with the general goal of reaching the top. It can include rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering techniques to take on sustained rock walls and craggy winter routes. It necessitates a high level of fitness and mental awareness, though there are certainly routes for budding alpinists and seasoned veterans alike. There are great mountains and rocks across the globe beckoning climbers to test their skills, making it an accessible sport for nearly everyone.
The duration of an alpine climb depends on the specific trip, which can last anywhere from an afternoon to a week or two scouring the mountainside for every hidden route. Safety equipment like a helmet and a harness are vital, as are ropes, belays, carabiners, and other technical equipment. Alpinists practice free, aid, sport, and solo climbing, though everyone should have a strong understanding of safety procedures, rescue techniques, and a general knowledge of the fascinating world of alpine climbing as a whole.
Mitja was the man, so friendly and experienced. We wouldn’t have been able to do the climb without him, he provided all gear and had endless tips and great stories about Slovenia and the mountain. This was for sure one of the top highlights of our 13 day honeymoon in Slovenia!
-Taylor and Pete (New Jersey, USA)
We enjoyed it a lot! It was really amazing and we were overwhelmed with the views. The guides Igor and Rok were really good, trustworthy and relaxed and easy-going. They told a lot about the nature and environment. Besides this they took good care of the group. We had a great time!
Thank you so much for this experience!
Lies and Anne
Mathis is a very knowledgeable guide. We made great time and learned a fair amount about moving fast in Alpine terrain.
We absolutely loved our climb up Triglav! It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. Miha was an outstanding guide, we couldn’t have done it without him. He was funny, encouraging and very knowledgeable of the mountain and climbing. It was a wonderful experience and we would definitely do it again!
We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult.
The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect – you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical.
It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) – but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!
Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap.
Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico.
Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix.
850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur.
Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d’Entrèves.
Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of … +20 years.
The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment !
The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted.
So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully.
Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character.
After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry.
A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again.
This is definitely asking for more and I’m looking forward to the next trip !
Thank you Enrico,
Klemen is an excellent guide, with an intuitive feel for the mountains. He speaks several languages and his skills and experience are second to none. He first climbed Triglav when he was 7 and has over 40 years experience in Mountains, including 15 years in Mountain Rescue. You could not be in sounder, safer or better hands.
Klemen brought my wife and I up Triglav in one day, we stayed the night in the Kredarica hut and went down the next morning. We’re not experienced climbers but are reasonably fit. Many people had told us that it was too windy, too cold to go up the mountain. Because of this, we wanted an experienced guide. Unless you’re a very experienced climber, I wouldn’t recommend going beyond the hut in any weather. It is exciting, scary at times and challenging… but it is so incredibly worth it, without a doubt the highlight of our holiday and year. We learned so much and have amazing memories!
Klemen emailed us in advance to check we had the right gear and met us in Mojstrana (we had a rental car and it was easy to find & leave the car). He provided us with crampons, because he sensed they would be useful in the conditions. Many people didn’t have them, but we were very grateful we did. This is just one example of how well he understood the Mountain and how extra prepared he was. He brought us up quickly through the forests and highlighted the best place to get water and take photographs. He suggested when to add layers, and taught us many tips for walking, hiking and scrambling. At the hut, he acted as translator, ensured we got food and that my wife and I had a room to ourselves. Klemen brought us up the Triglav late afternoon, he ensured we had the right gear and tied rope round us and made sure we had the crampons on right. We had a harness on but didn’t use in the end, as we didn’t need to and we moved quicker without it. He kept pushing us, which was a good thing and took some photos along the way to help us remember the occasion. He would teach us the right way to do things, and ensured even we we felt challenged we were always safe. After descending, which is tricky too for novices, he went back to make sure people still on the mountain got down safe as it was getting dark.
Klemen is fit, and will be able to match any pace you can go. He’s happy to answer questions and can alter the route as required (we went down the mule route for parts to avoid scrambling sections). On the morning, when we saw people climbing up Triglav we noted how the conditions were different and how tricky it would have been to pass other groups. We were very glad to have climbed it the day before, plus it made the evening a lot more relaxing and allowed a few celebratory beers. Klemen even brought us for tea/coffee after we got to the bottom and had lent me mountain boots as well as providing tape, after I had got blisters from walking.
Unless you’re familiar with climbing Triglav, I would definitely recommend a guide. You get so much more out of it, learning and adventure wise, but mostly safety wise. Talking to Klemen you realise how experienced he is in terms of climbing, how much he loves the mountains, how he’s taught his kids climbing and skiing, and how well he is respected. Klemen knows many mountains well, especially the Alps (climbed Mount Blanc over 60 times). Triglav is spectacular, and we’d definitely recommend getting a guide and there’s no better guide than Klemen.
ps we looked at a few providers, and Explore Share were not only best value (price wise) but they were also great at keeping in touch and re-assuring us that we could make it to the top. A great service. Thanks
The trip was simply awesome. Benja is such a great mountain professional, It was a delight to walk along his side. I would definitely recommend both the man and the guide. He provided us with good tips and a good amount of material as well. His pricing practice is well fitted and super flexible. If you’re still wondering whether you want to go or not, please help yourself and go for it! Kévin
We were four guys and enjoyed the trip very much. Beautiful scenery and the guide took good care of us and we felt safe all the way to the top and back.
Romain was a great guide in planning and leading the climbs. He was safe, supportive and did not rush so I could enjoy the climbing. Best of all he took some incredible photos in some precarious positions!
Excellent grimpeur et guide hors pair, nous avons passé des moments magiques en la présence de Romain lors d’une trilogie Alpine dans le massif du Mont-blanc avec à la clef; la célèbre Rébuffat à l’aiguille du midi, la pointe A.rey et la Pointe Lachenal. On a hâte de gravir le Grand Capucin…en sa compagnie.
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