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.
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.
Trenta valley - Tarvisio - Bovec - Ljubljana
10-12 hours of walking and 1500 meters of height difference.
Descent to the Valley of Trenta, Soča Valley or elsewhere.
4-6h of descent, 1500 m of height difference.
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.
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.
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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!
Blas was great! He was really patient with us amateurs, never rushed us and even on the way down the mountain constantly slowed dow/stopped to allow everyone to catch up. For 2 people in our group Ferratas are new and they both fell in love with it! We will definitely be back and can’t wait to have Blas as our guide again!
the booking, getting the trip planned was not that easy. it\'s easier to contact the guide directly by phone or whatsapp
We had a fabulous trip with Blaz. Highly recommend it. No mean feat to inspire our 9, 14 and 17 year olds at the same time and leave us all feeling well exercised and challenged. The early start (rejected 5am offer in favour of the more relaxed 6am!) meant even the grumpy 14 year old learned the benefits of climbing up to the beginning of the actual via ferrata before the heat set in. Breakfast up a mountain looking down on the cloud filled valleys at 8am was a real treat. But then the proper fun began. Roped together and often secured to the rocks with carabiners on the fixed wires, we climbed up gulleys and along rock faces that we could not possibly have tackled without Blaz\'s encouraging leadership. Along the way he delighted the boys with tales of Slovenian history and had constant stories to distract our young daughter. His photos provide a great reminder of the day (ok, long morning) and meant we didn\'t need to worry about cameras, and he and Igor (our second guide) made very good company over a well earned cuppa and pancakes at the Vrisic pass cafe at the end. Not cheap, but well worth it. We\'ll be back.
Brilliant day of adventure. Blaz is an excellent guide, we felt really safe the whole time. Plus he was full of knowledge about the local area. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you have kids.
We are an active couple in or late 50s and always wanted to do a via ferrata. Of course we were concerned that we would be physically unprepared for the trip. The web description, including time of travel was very accurate. The pacing by the guide was excellent and adapted to our speed. The amount of training and oversight was just right for our level of experience. The trip was amazing, a bucket list item. We were able to access extreme terrain with large exposure in a very safe manor. We were comfortable a all time on terrain that, with out the ferrata system, could only be safely accessed by experienced climbers using protection. I highly recommend this trip and guide.
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Group of 1
|EUR 825 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 413 each|
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