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2-day Mt. Triglav summer ascent

Follow Cveto, an IFMGA mountain guide, on this unique 2-day adventure to the summit of the impressive Mount Triglav in Slovenia.

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

Discover the incredible mountains in Slovenia on this stunning 2-day trip to the summit of Mount Triglav, the highest point in the European Alps. Join me for some real mountaineering in Slovenia!

Located in the Julian Alps, Mount Triglav, at 2864 meters, is the highest peak in Slovenia. It is so iconic it even appears on the national flag. On this trip, you will discover why it is so impressive.

For two days, we’ll experience this amazing mountain landscape surrounded by alpine plants and flowers. We’ll climb through long rock trails and enjoy the lovely views. There are no ropeways or lifts so as not to contaminate the sacred mountain. The ascent is a beautiful mountain hike with a technical and rocky finish near the summit. As this is a summer ascent, we will enjoy dry conditions and terrain without snow.

We’ll meet in Bled or somewhere close to the beginning of the trailhead. Bled is a charming and touristy town in Slovenia surrounded by peaks of the Julian Alps. You’ll definitely want to check it out before or after the trip.

Additionally, if you wish to stay in the mountain for a longer period of time, I can also organize a 3 o 4-day trip. Just let me know in your message.

Join me to climb the most iconic and beautiful peak in Slovenia on this 2-day program. Book your place now for this unforgettable experience. I would love to be your guide!

If you are looking for more mountaineering experiences, be sure to check out the trips I offer to Yatsugatake or Mount Fuji.

Accommodation

Mountain Hut.

Disclaimer

I can take 3 experienced mountaineers on this trip or one inexperienced mountain climber.

More info

Make sure to bring warm clothes, mountaineering gear and good climbing shoes. Skill level: beginner to intermediate. Fitness level: Fit, able to climb 4-6 hours, 1500 meters (5000 feet) on day 1, and ascend 400 meters and descend 2000 on day 2. During weekends and holidays, this program is 150 EUR higher per group. Special service: ascent and descent on a different route can be discussed. Climbing with children less than years old is not recommended. There is usually no snow anymore on the trails, it is beginners to intermediate level ascent; you’ll just need proper hiking shoes and some warmer clothing as it is a high mountain and could be windy and cold at the summit. There are 3 main trails to the huts below the summit: - from Pokljuka forest highlands; - Krma, deep U shape glacier made valley; - or Vrata valley, steep technical ferrata climb wit astonishing Triglav N-face views on the side. From each hut the trails to the summit are steep, climbing on rock, secured by steel cables - via ferrata. We always use rope between you and the guide for 100% safety. As this is a 2-day climbing trip, we don’t need to start really early in the morning, let say around 8am! After meet up, we’ll drive 45 min. by car, to one of Mt. Triglav’s trailheads. From there to reach the hut is 4 to 6 hours climbing. The huts are simple, but they serve hot meals until 8pm. In the afternoon, we take a rest or walk to the view points. Before going to bed, we check the equipment like harness, helmet and learn about rope up system. On Day 2 start is early, 5 to 6 am. The climbing on scramble terrain and sometimes narrow rocky ridge which is really amazing From the summit you can enjoy fantastic views: lake Bled, lake Bohinj, Adriatic sea, Dolomites, Austrian alps. Usually, on the descent we take the same route, although that will depend on weather conditions and takes about 3 to 5 hours to get back to the hut. After the short rest, we return to the valley and should be back at the car park from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Afterward, I’ll drive you back to your hotel or railway/bus station. Meeting point: I will pick you up at your accommodation. If you have your own means of transport, we can meet directly at the car parking close to our trail head (I will inform you the exact point). Equipment: for this ascent, you will need to bring your own proper clothing and own mountaineering shoes. We can rent backpacks, walking poles etc. 10 EUR/item, payable in cash directly to the guide after the climb. Please note we don’t rent shoes/boots. Food and drinks: You should take 2L of water, also sometimes is possible to buy drinks along the way at the mountain huts. Insurance: please make sure you are individually insured appropriately with international travel insurance which specifically covers hiking and mountaineering. Other: sometimes trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed, case by case, based on the weather forecast. I will try to modify my schedule and we’ll do our best to make our guests happy. I would advise you to make your schedule flexible as well. The guide will choose different road approaches and climbing routes, time of the early morning start etc. Sometimes people will get light altitude sickness (dizzy, headache etc...)

Meeting point

Hotel in Bled or Station or Ljubljana Airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting and beginning of the adventure

We’ll decide on a meeting point and hour, preferably close to Bled. Then, we’ll follow the trail head to a mountain hut near Mount Triglav summit, where we’l spend the night. Duration of 4-6 hours.

If the weather conditions for the following day do not look ideal, we may aim to reach the summit this day.

Day 2: Mount Triglav summit

The original plan is to reach the summit this day and go down through the trail head.

Ascent: 3-4 hours.

Descent: 3 hours.


About the guide

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I’m an international IFMGA mountain guide; also the first non-Japanese mountain guide certified by the JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association); born in Slovenia.

My country is small but well known in the world as strong in sports and mountaineering. I use to compete as Olympic team member and on World Cup competitions as a Cross-country skier. After I left Slovenia and traveled all over the world, I ended up in Japan. I married beautiful native lady, and have lived here for 30 years. I love Japanese mountains and feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains trough the entire four seasons.

I’m based at the foot of Japan Alps; convenient place in winter for ski touring from Nagano to Hokkaido, winter mountaineering or ice climbing at Yatsugatake, and of course ascending the symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji.

In summer Japan is a great place for hiking, alpine climbing or popular shower-climbing and some fine sport/free climbing year around.

Since 2013, I’m working on NHK (Japanese national TV) programs, introducing Japan culture and outdoor activities, climbing skiing etc. Check it out at the link below the recent one about BC skiing.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2007412/

It is my absolute pleasure also to take and guide you in my home country Slovenia. In addition to guide in the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers, here in Japan. This is because I wish everybody to be SAFE on the mountains.
Please contact me on E&S if you would love to have great experience, as well as a tailor-made plan for other mountains and sport climbing all over SE Asia, EU, South America....in any season!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 756 each

Group of 2

EUR 505 each

Group of 3

EUR 262 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Group equipment: Harness, Helmet

Price details

• Price does not include accommodation at mountain hut (approximately 45-65EUR per person), food, drinks and personal insurance.


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