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Via ferrata in Logarska Valley, Slovenia

Logarska Valley via ferrata

In this 5-day trip led by Danilo, an IFMGA mountain guide, you'll climb challenging via ferratas in peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps like Ojstrica, Turska gora, Igla crag, Križ and Košutnikov turn.

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Kamnik-Savinja Alps

5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

Beginner


Description

Challenge yourself in this via ferrata adventure in Logarska Valley, a beautiful Slovenian destination at the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Also known as Logarska Dolina, this alpine valley lies in the north of Slovenia, very close to the border with Austria. In fact, we'll cross to the neighbor country by the end of our tour.

Surrounded by incredible landscapes, you'll find a large number of via ferratas of different levels of difficulty. In addition, you'll learn some historical facts about the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, a less-known region of the European Alps.

We'll spend five days exploring this amazing limestone playground. If you're lucky, you may encounter some wild fauna, like mountain goats and different species of alpine birds.

Here are some of the via ferratas we'll climb on this trip:
  • Kopinškova, a via ferrata route in Ojstrica (2350 m).

  • Via ferrata in Turski žleb couloir. This will lead us to the top of Turska gora (2251 m).

  • Via ferrata on the north face of Križ  

  • On the Austrian side, via ferrata in Košutnikov turn (2133 m) or in Železna kapla.

Besides, we'll practice some sport climbing in Igla crag. But before that, I'll teach you the basics on rock climbing, belay techniques and rope management.

For further details, you can check the complete itinerary below this description.

Please, contact me if you'd like to join this adventure in the peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Some exciting via ferratas are awaiting you!  

For a different kind of trip in this area, you can also consider this 5-day hiking trip in Logarska Valley.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ljubljana Airport / Hotel Plesnik

Flight to Ljubljana Airport (or Klagenfurt/Graz Airport) and further transfer to Hotel Plesnik.

I’ll give you a brief about the trip.

Day 2: Via Ferrata Kopinškova route on Ojstrica (2350 m)

You’ll enjoy spectacular natural scenery as we make our way up the via ferata to the summit of Ojstrica, 2350 m (Via Ferrata – Kopinškova route on Ojstrica 2350 m).

Day 3: Via Ferrata Turska gora (2251 m)

The day starts in the Logarska Dolina Valley, from where we’ll head up to the hut at Okrešelj (1 hour). From the hut we’ll head towards the Turski žleb couloir (1 hour) and climb the via ferrata to the top of the couloir (B, passages C, 1-2 hours). We’ll scramble to the summit of Turska gora (2251 m).

We’ll descend to the top of Turski žleb and go down the via ferrata (B,C) back to Okrešelj and Logarska dolina (2-3 hours).

Day 4: Sport climbing routes on Igla crag

You’ll enjoy spectacular natural scenery as we climb some sport-climbing routes on the Igla crag.

The crag is reached from the end of the road in the Igla Gorge, which is a short car drive away from Hotel Plesnik.

I will demonstrate and teach you basic skills of rock climbing, rope management and belay techniques.

Day 5: Via ferrata on Križ north face

The day’s tour will start in the Logarska Dolina Valley and head up to the hut at Okrešelj (1 hour).

From the hut we’ll head towards Savinjsko sedlo (1.5 hour) and the start of the via ferrata on the Križ north face (B, 2 hours).

We’ll climb to the summit of Križ, which is also called Koroška Rinka (2,433 m).

We’ll descend to the top of Turski žleb (1 hour) and go down the via ferrata (B,C) back to Okrešelj and Logarska dolina (2–3 hours).

Day 6: Via ferrata to Košutnikov turn or Via ferrata in Železna kapla

The day’s tour will start in the Logarska Dolina Valley and head up to the village of Železna kapla in Austria (1 hour).

Your mountain guide will guide you up the via ferrata to Košutnikov turn (grade C, D) or the via ferrata in Železna kapla (grade D, E – extremely difficult) .

Day 7: Return

After breakfast, you’ll depart for the Ljubljana Airport (or Klagenfurt/Graz Airport)  and fly home.

 

Details

Accommodation

B&B

More info

You'll need technical equipment for via ferrata (rental can be arranged): -Trekking or mountaineering boots -Harness -Via ferrata belay -Via ferrata gloves -Climbing helmet


About the guide

I am a Slovenian IFMGA mountain guide with the ZGVS.
It was when I was 12 years old that I first climbed a mountain myself and by the age of 15 I had started rock climbing.
Since then, my ascents count up to around 1000, starting from Mont Blanc in the seventies and Triglav north face to Cho Oyu, and all over South America including 18 of the 6000m+ peaks including a first ascent on south face of Aconcagua.

I have climbed and travelled all over the world, Shivlinga, K2, Mt Everest, Manaslu, Shishi Panama, El Cap and sport climbing in Kalymnos and Cuba.

Skiing powder in great conditions and rock climbing under the sun are my motto!

Contact me if you'd like to have fun safely in the mountains with me! If I am unavailable then my trusted friend guides, Franc and Milan, can take care of you!

Languages

Slovenian | | German | English | Croatian

Certificates

ZGVS

Residence

Slovenska Bistrica


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 825 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back




 

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