Climbing in Martuljek group, Julian Alps

Follow Samo, IFMGA mountain guide, on a climbing adventure in Martuljek group ascending some of the less-visited peaks of the Julian Alps.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


At the heart of the Julian Alps, the wild and hard to reach Martuljek group offers many opportunities for mountaineers and climbers.

This is an ideal place for those seeking wild pristine mountains, away from the crowds of the most popular mountain peaks.

In fact, Martuljek is the most inaccessible group of the Julian Alps. The peaks on this wild corner of the Alps have amazing steep walls and no marked paths leading to any of them.

My favorite routes on the Martuljek group:
Route name
Price per person (EUR)
Široka peč The queen of Martuljek. It has a jagged ridge that resembles an enchanted fortress. It’s one of the hardest mountains to reach in the Julian Alps.

1700 m of ascent, 10-12 hours, climbing up to UIAA III+

310 200
Mala Martuljška Ponca A nice round tour with a visit to both cirques Pod srcem and Za Akom.

1750 m of ascent, 9-11 hours, climbing up to UIAA II on the summit ridge.

300 170
Mali Oltar – Bučer-Kristan Route An enjoyable climbing in good rock leading to a pointy summit. A nice route with a rugged descent.

1700 m of ascent, 400 m UIAA IV route included. 9-12 hours.

340 210
Špik – Direct Route This is a route of historical importance that used to be one of the hardest climbs of the Alps. It was climbed in 1926 by a Slovenian female alpinist, Mira Marko Debelakova.

900 m route, UIAA V+.

Rigljica – Rušica Traverse A steep and varied ridge that offers magnificent views of Martuljek group.

1300 m of ascent, UIAA III, 9-12 hours.

310 200

Please, contact me if you want to join me for one or several climbs in the Martuljek group. I can help you choose the best option for you and make sure you have an unforgettable experience!

Price per person per day

1 Person
348 USD

Group of 2
225 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

More info

-The prices above stand for Široka peč route. The prices for the other routes are the ones specified on the main description.
-Guide's transport fee must be covered by all the members of the group.


About the Guide


I first got into the mountains through snowboarding, first as a snowboard instructor, and since then I have never looked back for 25 years!

I’m an IFMGA mountain guide born and raised in Slovenia, but I have enjoyed the mountains all over the world in different disciplines, from riding the famously steep terrains on split board in Chamonix to making the first ascent in the Himalayas.

My favourites are big wall climbing and hiking on solitary peaks away from the crowds, and there are good places for it in the whole of Julian Alps and Kamnik Alps. The Italian side of the Julian Alps also is a gold mine of good rocks and fantastic ridges.

Join me to explore the treasures of Southern Europe let it be in rock climbing, alpine climbing or ski (snowboard) touring!

FROM 225 USD per person per day


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