Explore-Share logo and link to home

3-day Slovenian ridge traverse towards Triglav

Slovenian ridge traverse
Slovenian ridge traverse
Slovenian ridge traverse

An incredible and very demanding 3-day Slovenian ridge traverse. Climb several peaks in the Julian Alps, from Mt Goličica to Mt Triglav, together with Blaz, IFMGA mountain guide.

Not specified

Julian Alps

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




This is one of the longest, most beautiful and enjoyable Slovenian ridge traverse. I guide it every year. Would you like to join me this time?

For 3 days, we'll be traversing some of the most beautiful and remote ridges in the Julian Alps. I like to call this trip Slovenian 'Peuterey' ridge traverse, like the famous (and longest) ridge climb in the Alps.

First, following the hunters trail, we'll climb Mt Goličica (2108 m), which is a feat in its own. Once at the top, we'll take the exposed and steep ridge line over the slopes and walk up and down. On the way, we'll be exploring the changing paths of wild animals and admiring the beautiful sights.

Mostly, we'll be facing technical difficulties up to UIAA grade V. However, we can also make it even harder by taking the direct route (UIAA VI+).

We'll continue traversing the ridge to Mt Planja, enjoying breathtaking views. Then, we can descend either towards Kriški podi Hut, the Zadnjica Valley and Trenta through a nice and easy scenic route, or towards Mlinarica Valley, where we'll climb an interesting via ferrata in descent.

If you wish, we can extend this traverse to the top of Mount Triglav. For that, we'll climb Mt Bovski Gamsovec and descend towards Luknja pass. This is one of the most fascinating ridge ascents to the top of the highest peak in the Julian Alps, rising at 2864 m.

Do you want to be part of a great adventure in the Julian Alps? Then join me for this Slovenian ridge traverse, exploring some lesser-known parts of these peaks.

In case you are looking for a less demanding or shorter activity in Slovenia, climbing via ferrata Silva-Korena is an interesting option.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Half-board at mountain huts is around 35€ per person.


Day 1: Soča Valley - Goličica-Kanceljni -Planja -Mlinarica

10-12 hours of walking and 1500 meters of height difference.

Day 2: Two possible itineraries

  • Dom na Kriskih podih – Luknja pass – Koca na Dolicu Hut. 6-8h from the hut to hut, 800 m of height difference.

  • Dom na Kriskih podih – Luknja pass – Triglav (Bamberg route or Bovska skrbina route)- Dolic / Planika / Kredarica Hut. 8-12h from the hut to the top and back down on the other side.

Day 3: Descent (Trenta / Soča Valley)

Descent to the Valley of Trenta, Soča Valley or elsewhere.

4-6h of descent, 1500 m of height difference.




Mountain hut.

Meeting point

Trenta valley - Tarvisio - Bovec - Ljubljana

About the guide

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.


Slovenian | Italian | German | English

What people are saying about Blaz Stres

Roel Van den Berkmortel


August, 2022

Mala Mojstrovka is a very nice via ferrata with a steep climb and very nice views and our guide Blaz was top!

Lauren Sprague


August, 2022

Blaz went above and beyond to make sure I had an amazing experience while climbing. Would highly recommend for anyone considering, it is worth it!

Nina Voulis


July, 2022

We did the Mangart, Slovenian route up and Italian route down. Blaz was an excellent guide, paying utmost attention to our safety. That's also why we started at 5 am, to avoid danger of potential thunderstorms in the afternoon. Blaz was very knowledgeable about the region and its turbulent history. We enjoyed our day with Blaz very much! Felt very very safe, learned a lot and would very happily recommend Blaz to anyone!

Mari Rantala


July, 2022

The experience was absolutely amazing. It was the highlight of trip to Slovenia. The views were incredible and Blaz was a great guide. This was my first time doing a via ferrata climb, and even though I was a bit nervous at first I never felt scared once we started the climb. Everything was super safe and we were able to move at our own pace. Blaz told us a lot about the mountains and the history around them and took great photos of us during the climb. 10/10 experience :)

Gergely Bodrog


July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Duncan Dean


June, 2022

It was a pleasure to spend the day out with Blaz. My 14-year-old son and I did a 1 day Via Ferrata trip with him and his knowledge and competence made it a thoroughly enjoyable and safe adventure. I would definitely recommend this trip and Blaz as a guide.

Jeremy Getson


June, 2022

Great trip with Blaz!

Tobias Rode


September, 2021

We didn’t do the Mangart via ferrata as we were never looking into this. We wanted to do a beginner’s class, and friends of ours recommended Blaz. This turned out to be a really good recommendation and spent a fabulous day with Blaz! Already recommended him further to other people we met on a campsite during our vacation! 🙌🏼

Dylan Langford


September, 2021

Great trip. Felt super safe with Blaz and had a very enjoyable day out in the mountains.

Sigurd Flagan


September, 2021

Blaz was an amazing guide! He is very knowledgeable and passionate about mountaineering. During the climb he was calm and patience. He takes security very seriously and offered advice on how to cross the more technical sections. You certainly know you are in safe hands. Blaz also has a witty sense of humour and he is passionate about local history, making for great conversations both up and down the mountain. The climb up Mangart with Blaz is the highlight of my trip to Slovenia, and I cannot recommend a trip with him highly enough.

Morgan Hallow


August, 2021

Blaz was an absolutely amazing guide. I cannot overstate how memorable he made the trip and how kind he was to me and my friends. Whether he was soothing our nerves during a particularly steep part of the climb or telling us vibrant stories about Slovenian history, Blaz exceeded all of our expectations tenfold. I highly recommend Blaz’s trip up Triglav and I hope to return sometime soon and do another adventure with him !

Kanika Puri


July, 2021

Blaz is a great guide, offering interesting tidbits of information about the hike and points of interest along the way. Though we couldn’t hike Mangart due to weather conditions, the proposed hike was just as fun and Blaz was incredibly patient and helpful throughout! Wouldn’t hesitate booking with him again!

Andre Baumgartner


August, 2020

This was my first via ferrata and on the whole tour I never felt in danger or overstrained. Blaz is a great guy who can explain everything to you, can tell you a lot of interesting things about the region and is always up for a funny saying. An all-round successful day for me. Very recommendable.

Jeremy Franklin


October, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Abby Earl


September, 2019

Blaz was an incredible guide! Was very informative about the history behind the area and did a great job of making sure we had everything we needed for a great climb! Took so many pictures of us along the way and was a delight to speak with all the way!


Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.