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Mount Triglav guided winter climb

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Mount Triglav guided winter climb
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Join a certified guide from the Mitja Šorn team for a 1 or 2-day climbing trip to Mount Triglav during winter and live an amazing experience.

Private

Alps

2 Days

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

Fit

Beginner


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! 

Details

Accommodation

Triglavski dom. The hut is open all year long, but the rooms are not heated. Full service in the hut (food, drinks, room) is around 50€ per person.

More info

In case you want to climb Mount Triglav in 1 day, the prices are: 1 person: 350 euros. 2 people: 250 euros each.


Equipment List:

  • Harness (provided by me);
  • Helmet (provided by me);
  • Via ferrata kit (provided by me);
  • Headlamp;
  • Warm clothing (fleece…);
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (depending on the weather forecast);
  • Hand gloves (it can snow on the mountain in August as well);
  • Sun glasses, hat and sun cream (high factor);
  • Shoes (high hiking boots recommended);
  • Poles;
  • Backpack (30L);
  • Water bottle;
  • Medicine prescribed by your doctor;
  • Camera;
  • Energy bars, chocolates, other food for the climb (the longest stretch without huts is 5 hours long. You can get warm food at the huts, so don’t exaggerate with snacks);
  • Alpine club membership card (if you are a member you get some discount on sleeping, if not don’t worry about it);
  • Crampons and ice axe will be needed in case there is snow on the last section of the climb.

All the equipment from the list can be packed in a 30-liter backpack. Keep in mind that the lighter the backpack is, the easier and more enjoyable your hike will be.

Meeting point

We can organize the transfer from Ljubljana airport to Bled, where you'll find several accommodation options.

About the 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

Residence

Mojstrana, Slovenia


What people are saying about this trip

Tom Gagnebet

5.00

May, 2022

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Tom Gagnebet

5.00

May, 2022

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Michael Østergaard

5.00

March, 2022

Exceeded all expectations! Would recommend both the platform, the mountain and the guides to anyone!

Wenbo Wu

5.00

March, 2022

Long story in short: Great

Mattias Gunnarsson

5.00

February, 2022

Fantastic experience climbing Mount Triglav with outstanding mountain guide Mitja Sorn. It was my first winter ascent and ski touring experience but Mitja made it an enjoyable experience despite challenging conditions with strong winds and freezing temperatures. He knows these mountains like his own back pocket and is able to maximize the experience without taking undue risks. Truly a great experience.

Teemu Laaksonen

5.00

February, 2022

Hello! Super nice trip, We’re lucky with weather, sun, only little wind. Mitja was really good guide, teaching stuff & feeled really secure. I really recomend this tour if you are interested in to come out of comfort zone and have some experience I'n winter hiking already. Cool Trip!!! Teemu & Leon

Mana Mohebbi

5.00

January, 2022

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Richard Jacob

5.00

January, 2022

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 👏

Vit Papousek

5.00

November, 2021

We had a fantastic climb with Mitja. He is a great guide - we felt 100% safe - but and he is a good companion too. The climb itself was magnificent, also thanks to our luck with weather - good timing is essential. We caught a sunny day with a perfect snow on a weekday in November, and had the summit all for ourselves.

David

5.00

February, 2020

I had a fantastic time on this climb; it was pushing my limits but I felt well looked after by Marco, who was professional and friendly throughout the trip. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Jonah Darynt

5.00

January, 2020

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Stacey Amcveay

4.00

January, 2020

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Laske Levin

5.00

December, 2019

Had a great time even though weather conditions were such that we had to climb a different mountain but Mitja had great alternatives in mind and we very much enjoyed it - highly recommend if you’re in Slovenia looking for a guide. Thanks for the two days!

Colin Malone

3.00

December, 2019

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.

Robert Drew

5.00

December, 2019

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.

Tim Pope

3.00

November, 2019

I was privileged to have Mitja Sorn as my guide for some snow trekking and easy climbs in November 2019. Mitja has met severe climbing challenges on several continents and has superb skills and experience. A very good leader and teacher with a relaxed style.

Anna Wallis

5.00

October, 2019

Igor was fantastic Very professional Very nice guy.

Rose Oneill

5.00

May, 2019

Unfortunately the conditions were too tough to climb Mount Triglav but Mitja suggested a great alternative trip which challenged us and gave us an unforgettable experience in the Slovenian mountains! Highly recommend Mitja as a guide - he was one of the main reasons that we enjoyed the trip so much and we always felt safe in his hands. Overall an unforgettable experience and would highly recommend to anyone out there looking for a challenge.

Noleen Dillon

5.00

May, 2019

Mitja was an amazing Guide,so glad my son and I chose him to do this winter climb. Mitja has so much knowledge about the climb and his expertise is valuable. We felt safe at all times and Mitja continuously provided encouragement and advice. Would recommend Mitja to anyone looking for a guide

David Emery

5.00

May, 2019

Booking the guide was a simple process. Having a guide on the mountain climb and experiencing the mountains in those conditions was the highlight of the trip. I would recommend to anyone going to Slovenia. Thanks.

Ann Spieler

5.00

May, 2019

We had an amazing time. Our guide gave us many information about the regions flora and fauna. Even though the sight at the very top wasn't so good this day, the climb up was vey exciting. Thanks a lot.

Thomas Goebel

5.00

April, 2019

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!

Daniel Holm

4.00

April, 2019

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Jonas Obermaier

5.00

March, 2019

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Andy Wheatstone

5.00

March, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, met with all my expectations and beyond. Our Guide was excellent and provided an excellent experience. The hut was great and the staff there so helpful. The ascent of Triglav itself is a beautiful Alpine tour and a very interesting route and we were further blessed with excellent conditions on summit morning which made it even more memorable. I can highly recommend this tour to any developing Alpinist.

Benjamin Hooper

5.00

March, 2019

Mitja, Marko and luka were on their game and adapted to a varied group. I feel they delivered excellent value for money and wouldn't hesitate to book their services again in the julian alps or dolomites. Ben Hooper- Australia.

Jellis Vaes

5.00

February, 2019

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Nicola foreman

5.00

November, 2018

Well planned and brilliant communication before had, Mitja would reply to emails quickly and would answer any questions that we had. The walk was fantastic, deffinatly a challenge. Highly recommended.

Agathe TREBOSC

5.00

May, 2018

Excellent ! We had great time.

Karol Maziukiewicz

5.00

March, 2018

Amazing time with Mitja. Despite the severe weather conditions (wind and low visibility) we have made it to the top as the only climbers that day - from 20 trying! Triglav is not easy in such conditions. You need to be tough yourself. Mitja makes perfect evaluation of your physical strengths on 6h walk up to the hut. Always on top and sharing knowledge and stories from his lifetime. I would recommend to everybody with at least medium physical shape. See U soon on the summit!

Ditte Heede

5.00

October, 2017

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Laurentz

5.00

April, 2017

(Trip Date: end of Apr 2017) The ascent was unbelievable, spectacular, frightening and shocking at times. We didn't expect this kind of ascent but eventually we did a good job. Pitty about the weather though, very foggy, couldnt see a thing... The guides were very good (peter & luca). They did a great job! The price of the cabin near the top is a little crazy (50pp) at the end we had to pay for the water we ordered during dinner. It was also suuuuuper cold in there so we decided to sleep in the eating room on the benches. Overall, great experience! We couldnt stop talking about it during our stay in Ljubljana! One tip: give a more clear explanation about the ascent, difficulty, heights. For us it went OK but can imagine that some other people with less physique or dare will find it hard! Also some clothing of my friends were not ideal. Especially the boots and the gloves were not always suited for the second part of the climb!


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 671 Each

Group of 2

EUR 382 Each

Group of 3

EUR 382 Each

Group of 4

EUR 382 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

A minimum of 2 guests is required. If you happen to stay alone doing the climb on the requested date, there is a 200€ surcharge.




 

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