Rock climbing in the Cop Pillar, Triglav north face

Andrej, IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day trip to a legendary rock climbing route in Slovenia: the Cop Pillar, in Mount Triglav.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified


Come with me for one day of rock climbing in the north face of Mt Triglav. This time, we’ll take a demanding climbing route: the Cop Pillar. 

This is a legendary climbing route in Slovenia. In fact, it’s a masterpiece of Pavla Jesih and Jože Čop, two Slovenian alpinists.

Even though the equipment and physically fitness have improved over the years, climbing the middle pillar of Triglav’s wall is still considered a big challenge.

For this trip, we’ll reach the foot of the face by hiking for almost 2 hours from Vrata Valley. Then, we’ll approach the pillar by taking the Skalaška route.

The Cop Pillar route has a V–VI difficulty on the UIAA grading system.

Please, contact me if you want to join me for this amazing climbing trip in the north wall of Triglav. It will be a rewarding experience!

I also offer other trips in the Julian Alps, like rock climbing at the Devil’s Pillar in Prisank mountain.


Price per person

1 Person
570 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

More info

- Grade: VI+, V–VI
- Route height: 450 m, the entire face: 1,000 m
- Equipment required: basic mountaineering and climbing equipment


About the Guide


I was born in Kranj (Slovenia), and since I was a child the mountains have been my passion. I graduated in Sports at Ljubljana University and started an alpine career as a member of the Kranj Alpine Club.

In 1977, I climbed my first eight-thousander: it was a new route on Gasherbrum I. Some years later, a partner and I became the first Slovenians to ascend Mt Everest, also on a new route.

In fact, I’ve been at the top of Everest twice. The second time, I reached the summit with my wife Marija, and we were the first married couple achieving that.

Throughout my alpine career, I took part and even lead more than 20 expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. There, I climbed more than six peaks over eight thousand meters: two of them on new routes and three using pure alpine style. I also climbed in Patagonia, Pamir, USA, Caucasus and Scotland.

However, my major success was climbing a new route on Kangchenjunga, in alpine style and together with climber Marko Prezelj. After this, we won the prestigious mountaineering award Piolet d’Or.

I am a mountain guide since 1982 and I obtained my IFMGA license in 1997. I am also an instructor at the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association (SMGA).

I still live in Kranj with my wife and the youngest of our three children.

FROM 570 EUR per person


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