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Traversing the Siroka Pec Ridge to the Dovski Kriz Mountain

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.

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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!

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Equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment.

Meeting point

Gozd Martuljek Village

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 320 each

Group of 2

EUR 207 each

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