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Join Andrej, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this inspiring mountaineering experience traversing the Siroka Pec Ridge to the Dovski Kriz Mountain, in the Julian Alps.
This 1-day Siroka Pec Ridge traverse is one of the greatest adventures you can embark on the Julian Alps!
The Siroka Pec Ridge looks like an impenetrable fortress from above. It’s an exposed ridge that consists of seven rock towers that make it the most powerful mountain of the Martuljek group in the Julian Alps.
My plan is to climb all the rock towers while we aim to the Dovski Kriz Mountain (2542 m). And this Grade III expedition will start from the Gozd Martuljek Village at 700 m and will last around 7 hours.
We’ll approach the mountain from the northeast, so we’ll first go to the AK Cirque and then carry on to the Amphitheater, which is a bit of a climbing challenge. From there on we’ll traverse the ridge going through the towers and enjoying the magnificent scenery al the way to the Dovski Kriz peak.
The descent is also a bit demanding. We’ll slowly climb down the east face to the Bivouac II and continue down through the Vrata Valley.
Sounds like an amazing adventure? It is! Send me a request now and we’ll start planning your mountaineering adventure to this impressive Siroka Pec Ridge. You’ll spend an unforgettable experience!
Equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment.
Gozd Martuljek Village
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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Strong recommendation. Walking poles could ve been useful support for hiking part.
Kwan K. Yau
Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.
We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult. The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect - you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical. It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) - but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!