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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).

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration1 day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot 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.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 250 each

Group of 2

EUR 140 each

Group of 3

EUR 95 each