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Ice climbing in the Julian Alps, near Kranjska Gora (4 days)

Ice Climbing Julian Alps

Join IFMGA-certified guide Klemen as he takes you on a thrilling and mesmerising 4 days of ice climbing, where you will climb on some absolutely spectacular and amazing ice falls, all in perfect conditions in the world-famous Julian Alps, near Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.


Julian Alps

4 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Ice climb in the spectacular Julian Alps
  • Learn more about ice climbing techniques to help you improve
  • Witness some of the most gorgeous views in Europe


I will take you on a 4-day ice climbing adventure that will blow your mind, as we tackle some absolutely glorious ice falls that are truly awe-inspiring, the icy sheets cascading down for a magnificent effect, and the perfect conditions making for some marvelous views over where the activity will take place, the Julian Alps, near Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

The Julian Alps are one of the most famous and popular attractions in Slovenia, as it is home to the highest peak in the country, Mount Triglav, and also provides a wider array of Winter outdoor activities. The scenery is captivating and beguiling, and looks like something from a postcard!

We begin by meeting on the first day at the hotel in Kranjska Gora, where a safety and equipment check is held and all relevant information is dispensed. From there we hop over the border to Italy and climbs some easy ice falls as an introduction.

The subsequent few days are dedicated to ice climbing in such cute spots as Planica, Predel Pass and Vrsic Pass.

The views on offer from all these places almost defy belief, as the idyllic and pretty landscapes are proudly on display everywhere, backing up the reputation of this part of the world being a slice of Winter paradise.

We finish up on the last day with some more climbing before heading back to the hotel where we met, and we part company hopefully having left a warm and memorable impression on you.

Ice climbing in the Julian Alps is an unreal experience for anyone – book now to enjoy it!

For those who want more, we also offer 5-day guided ice climbing in the Julian Alps, here!

We also offer ice climbing mostly on the Italian side of the Julian Alps, here!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details


Day 1: Meet

Arrive at hotel Pri Martinu. Meet the IFMGA mountain guide, equipment check and discourse about the plan for next days. After meeting we are driving to Italy and we will climb ice falls  where the approach isn’t too long.

Day 2: Ice climb

Breakfast at 7 am. At 8 am the mountain guide will pick you up. A Short drive to Planica. Walk takes 1 h to Tamar hut. From there it is 15 min to ice falls. Climb ice falls and on the way back stop for a coffee and cake in Tamar hut.

Day 3: Ice climb

Breakfast at 7 am. At 8 am drive to Predel pass, which takes around 1h. Rapel to Predelica steam and ice climbing in the area. Retun back to hotel in the afternoon.

Day 4: Finish

After breakfast it is a short drive towards Vrsic pass. From Koca na Gozdu hut the approach takes 30 – 40 min. Climbing ice falls. On the way back we stop in the mountain hut for tea, coffee and apfelstrudel.




Hotel accommodation every night

More info

It's a good idea to have already done some icefall climbing, prior to joining this course. But if you have climbed alpine snow and ice routes or had a visits to an indoor climbing wall, and understand basic ropework (belaying/abseiling) you can join. Climbers are paired according to their abilities and ambitions.

Meeting point

Pri Martinu Inn, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

About the guide

IFMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Jesenice on 25.03.1967. I’m based in Gozd Martuljek in the Julian Alps, Slovenia. I qualified as an IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2003 and I was President of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association from 2009-2013. I’ve loved the mountains for as long as I can remember. It started in primary school when I was in the local mountaineering club. In high school I started climbing. Later I joined the mountain rescue team in Kranjska Gora and I have been a member of the rescue team since 1994. I’ve been guiding for the past 11 years in the Alps and all around the world. Each year I usually guide for about 150 days.
Alongside my work, my family (wife, 2 children), travel and mountain photography are my passions.
- Guiding skills: rock climbing, climbing routes, touring ski, ice climbing, winter climbing.
Since 2005 I’m sponsored by Montura and last 6 years I’m skiing on Elan skies.


Slovenian | German | English



What people are saying about Klemen Gricar

Koen Willemse


August, 2020

I really want to thank Klemen Gricar to take a lot of time for our two children of 8 years and 10 years. He had all the appropiate gear with him, provided a lot of safety measurements and took his time to explain and help them for their first 'climbing and via Ferrata experience'. They liked it so much that they wanted to do it immediately again.

roberto vitorino


May, 2019

We would like to thank you very much, for the patience and great efforts of Mr. Klemen with our kid. It was a great experience.

Liam McGarry


October, 2017

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


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