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Looking for new challenges in the mountains? Devil’s Pillar is a classic rock climbing route in the Julian Alps that you should definitely add to your bucket list!
It is a rock tower on the huge north wall of Prisojnik (2547 m), which is a very popular peak inside Triglav National Park.
Devil’s Pillar is an interesting and demanding grade V route (in the UIAA grading system). In fact, it’s 500 m high. However, all the effort has a reward: at the top, you will enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
The starting point for this trip will be Koča na Gozdu mountain hut (1226 m). From there, we’ll take the Hanza route (one of the climbing routes to Prisank mountain). Finally, after almost 2 hours of hiking, we’ll reach a large snow field at the foot of the pillar.
Once on the rock tower, the total climbing time will be between 5 to 7 hours.
Please contact me if you want to climb the Devil’s Pillar. I can assure you it will be an enjoyable experience!
You can also check other trips I offer in the Julian Alps, like rock climbing in the Cop Pillar, in Triglav’s north face.
Price per person
- 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.
-Equipment: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment
-Route height: 500 m (1,600 ft)
-Climbing time: 5–7 hours
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.
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