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Mount Triglav guided winter climb

Join a certified guide from the Mitja Šorn team for a 1 or 2-day climbing trip to Mount Triglav during winter and experience the thrill of winter climbing Slovenia's highest peak.

Private

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Ascend Mount Triglav during the winter.

* Visit the Triglavski dom mountain hut.

Description

I invite you to a winter climbing trip to the highest peak in Slovenia: Mount Triglav, at 2864 m.

Inside a beautiful national park in the Julian Alps, Triglav can be climbed all year round. This time, I propose an exciting winter ascent, starting from the Krma valley.

Just below the top of Mt Triglav there's a mountain hut: Triglavski dom. This place is a great destination for ski touring, so this program may be interesting for skiers as well.

Triglav in winter is a technical mountain. The ground is exposed and we'll be climbing snow slopes up to 50°. The climb is done with crampons on our feet and one ice axe.During the winter conditions may change a lot. We usually don't have via ferrata to reach the top of the mountain as we do in other seasons. Maybe in early January, some cable might still be out of the snow, making the climb a bit easier. But it might be covered with snow completely.If you are in an exceptional physical condition (level 5, from 1 to 5), you can climb this peak in just one day. However, 2 days is the recommended length for this trip. Remember that in winter we often have to do more than 2000 vertical meters to get to the top, so to do it in a short winter day you really have to be super fit.

The hut is available during winter (actually it works all year long), although the rooms are not heated.

As regards the necessary gear, at the bottom of this description you can find a list of the recommended equipment you should bring. Please remember that high hiking boots and warm clothing are essential for the winter ascent of Mt Triglav. During the ascent, you will also need to use crampons and ice axe but I will provide them.

You can also check the summer program I offer to the summit of Slovenia. And please contact me if you want to join me for this winter adventure in Mount Triglav. I will be happy to take you there!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


Details

More info

In case you want to climb Mount Triglav in 1 day, the prices are: 1 person: 500 euros. 2 people: 300 euros each.

Meeting point

If your location is in Bled, Kranjska Gora, or Mojstrana, I will pick you up on the first day in the morning. The exact pick-up time will be communicated to you one or two days before our departure, taking into account the current weather conditions.

FAQs

When is it the best time to climb Mt Triglav during the winter?

With a winter climb, you must be lucky to get good weather and conditions. It can be perfect, or you can get a meter of fresh snow a day before the climb. So it is hard to say ideal dates. In winter, Triglav can get quite crowded over weekends, especially with good weather and conditions. If there are too many people around, you don't get the same feeling as you do if you are almost alone on the mountain. That is the reason why I suggest all my guests do the climb on weekdays.

What happens if the weather gets too bad to climb Triglav safely?

If there is bad weather/conditions making it unsafe to climb Triglav, you'll have 3 options:
1. We'll postpone the climb to another day with better weather/conditions.
2. We'll go for an alternative climb.
3. We cancel and you'll get your money back.

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb Mt Triglav during the winter?

To enjoy a winter climb, prior experience with an ice axe and crampons is needed. If you never used an ice axe and crampons, it might be too tough. If you do rock climbing and have done a lot of mountains before, you may still enjoy the climb without prior experience. If you have limited mountaineering experience, it might be too tough.

Where are we going to sleep?

The hut we sleep in is half open. There you get warm food and drinks. The dining room is heated, but the rooms are not. If we do the climb on weekdays, we will most likely be alone, meaning we can take mattresses down to the dining room and sleep in a warm place. You don't need to bring a sleeping bag because the refuge we stay in has plenty of blankets.
The full service in the hut (food, drinks, room) is around €70 per person.
I’ll take care of booking the hut.

Can the ascent of Mt. Triglav be done within a single day during winter?

Achieving the ascent of Mt Triglav during the winter in a single day is feasible for those who have very good fitness (rated at level 5 on a scale of 1-5). This option comes with a cost of €500 for an individual and €300 per person for a pair. Nevertheless, I recommend that all participants consider allocating two days for the climb.

What climbing route is selected for the winter ascent of Mt. Triglav?

We will undertake the ascent of Mt. Triglav using the Krma Valley route, just as it is done during the summer.

How many climbers can a guide take with him for the winter ascent of Mt Triglav?

A guide will take 2 climbers maximum during the winter. If you are more, other guides will join.

Is it possible to join a group to climb Mt Triglav during the winter?

Unfortunately, groups are only available for the summer climbs (June-September). You'll find all the details about group tours during the summer here: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/climbing-mount-triglav-2864m/.
From October to May, a guide will take 2 clients maximum with him, for safety reasons.

What’s included in the price? What’s not?

The guiding service, the technical equipment, and the transfer from and to your accommodation are included in the price. You’ll need to pay for the refuge and the food (around €70). Don't forget to take cash with you.

What is the meeting point and time?

On the morning of the initial day, I will pick you up from your location if you are based in Bled, Kranjska Gora, or Mojstrana. The precise timing for the pick-up will be communicated to you one or two days before our departure, depending on the weather conditions.

Can you recommend a place to stay in a location where you'll be able to pick me up?

I recommend you to stay in one of these villages before your Triglav climb: Bled, Kranjska Gora, or Mojstrana.
Here are some suggestions of places to stay in:
In Bled:
- Garni Hotel Berc
- Old Bled House
- Old Parish House
In Kranjska Gora:
- Kotnik hotel
- Spik hotel
- Julijana Guest House Martin
In Mojstrana:
- Hostel Lukna
I'll pick you up in the morning and drive you back after the climb.

What equipment should I bring with me to Mount Triglav?

Here is a list of equipment you'll need to have with you:
- a harness (provided by me)
- a helmet (provided by me)
- a via Ferrata kit (based on the conditions, provided by me)
- a headlamp
- warm clothes
- a waterproof jacket and trousers (depending on the weather forecast)
- hand gloves
- sunglasses, hat, and sun cream (high factor)
- mountaineering shoes on which you can fix crampons
- crampons (provided by me)
- ice axe (provided by me)
- a backpack (30l)
- a water bottle
- your medicine prescribed by your doctor
- a camera
- energy bars, chocolates, and other food for during the climb.
- If you have an alpine club membership card, you may be eligible for a sleeping discount. However, if you're not a member, there's no need to be concerned about it.
- a hut liner is required. If you don't have one, they will charge you a €5 fee for providing sheets.

About the guide

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-Mitja

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Mountain Guide

I am a UIAGM mountain guide, ski instructor and sports teacher and the current president of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association.

I am still the only guide who can make a living working exclusively in Slovenia. I climb Triglav more than 25 times per year, which means I have climbed the most famous peak in my country over 200 times.

If you want to climb or ski in Slovenian mountains I am the right choice. I guide via ferrata, rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, hikes, heliski, freeride skiing and ski touring.

Slovenia has good options for all of these activities, so you are welcome to take a look at my trips and find something for yourself. If you don't find anything let me know and I will see if I can help you!

I speak English. Ich sprache auch ein bischen Deutsch. Parla anche un pocho Italiano e abla tambien un po Espanol.

If I am not available to guide you, one of the super experienced guides in my team - Rok, Peter, Grega or Igor - will be your guide.

Languages

Slovenian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Robert

5.00

I had an absolutely amazing couple of days climbing Mount Triglav in winter and I can not thank my guide Mitja enough for making it such a great experience. His knowledge, experience, encouragement and enthusiasm made an ascent not only possible but also a pleasure. Triglav was incredible! The views from the summit were breathtaking, the National Park was beautiful, and I will be returning in the New Year. Thank you very much Mitja, thank you explore-share.

Richard

5.00

Martin was an excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable, who recognised the clients capabilities and adjust the course Accordingly. I would highly recommend him and look forward to booking my next climb. Well done Martin 👏

Thomas

5.00

I booked the Triglav winter climb and the communication via email was perfect. My tour guide was Luca, who is definitely recommendable. It was fun and I felt safely all the time. We had good weather conditions and could therefore climb the Triglav within one day. Thanks for this awesome adventure!

Colin

3.00

Unfortunately due to bad weather we had to turn around at 1900m on Triglav. It snowed heavy the day before the climb so the snow was also over a meter deep. Fortunately Mitja planned another mountain Mali Draski which we were able to summit. This was a great experience and I got the chance to use my ice axe and crampons which was just what I wanted. Mitja was a great guide who passes on his knowledge and teaches you things along the way. He has incredible knowledge and understanding of the mountains in the area and will keep you safe throughout.

Agathe

5.00

Excellent ! We had great time.


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