Montaz / Špik nad Policami via ferrata, Julian Alps

Blaz, an IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day via ferrata climb on an impressive peak of the Julian Alps: Montaz (also known as Špik nad Policami).




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Montaz (2754 m) is the second highest peak of the Julian Alps after Mt Triglav. Would you like to come for a challenging via ferrata climb?

    You can also find this peak with other names, like Špik nad Policami (in Slovenian) or Jof di Montasio (in Italian).

    This impressive mountain is certainly one of the most beautiful of this mountain range. It’s especially interesting due to its location, long ridge traverse and its 80 m iron ladder on the rock wall.

    Known as ‘Pipan’s ladder‘, this via ferrata route is almost completely vertical. You may feel a rush of adrenaline as you climb this route, but don’t worry: we’ll be using a rope and all the required via ferrata equipment.

    The whole round trip will take us between 6 to 10 hours, with a total 1300 m altitude gain.

    Please, contact me if you’d like to come with me on this exciting via ferrata climb in Montaz. I’ll be happy to be your guide in this breathtaking peak.

    Looking for other via ferrata trips in the Julian Alps? You can also check this via ferrata in Mount Mangart or climb via ferrata Silva-Korena to the top of Mount Krn.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    250 EUR

    Group of 2
    140 EUR

    Group of 3
    95 EUR

    Group of 4
    75 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    I’m an IFMGA Mountain Guide and an Alpine Instructor from Slovenia.

    At the back of the house where I grew up, past a slope, a higher hill and some rocks, you could see Mount Triglav rising towards the blue sky.

    Mountains were a part of my backyard and I started practicing alpinism when I was a schoolboy. At that time, I enrolled for a sport climbing school and I became an alpine instructor in 1995.

    Between 1995 and 1997, I’ve been a member of the Sub-commission on Extreme Alpinism for the Slovene Alpine Society. Some years later, I was Chief of the Commission for Alpinism.

    As a member of the alpine team, I went on several expeditions in North and South America, the Himalaya, the Tian Shan and the Kookshall-Too mountain range.

    I climbed more than 700 routes in Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and France. Long winter climbs and ridges are always among my favorites.

    I made some first winter ascents: on two routes on the north wall of Ribezni, Možnica (700m, V+, 5, UIAA VI/A1) and in Jof di Montasio / Poliški Špik, Grapa (700m, UIAA 4, ascent and complete ridge traverse). Other memorable climbs were a winter traverse of 4000 m peaks in Mont Blanc (4807 m) and the Slovenian Peuterey ridge traverse, among many others.

    After 6 years of training, I obtained my IFMGA certification in 2010.

    I organize many guided ski touring, rock climbing and ice climbing trips in Slovenia, especially in the surroundings of Mt. Triglav and the whole Soča valley.



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    What People are Saying about Blaz Stres


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    Jeremy Franklin
    Blaz was an incredible guide! Was very informative about the history behind the area and did a great job of making sure we had everything we needed for a great climb! Took so many pictures of us along the way and was a delight to speak with all the way!
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    Abby Earl
    Blas was great! He was really patient with us amateurs, never rushed us and even on the way down the mountain constantly slowed dow/stopped to allow everyone to catch up. For 2 people in our group Ferratas are new and they both fell in love with it! We will definitely be back and can’t wait to have Blas as our guide again!
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    Molly Lamb
    the booking, getting the trip planned was not that easy. it\'s easier to contact the guide directly by phone or whatsapp
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    Bart Vlassak

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