Via ferrata in Mount Mangart, Julian Alps


Join Blaz, an IFMGA mountain guide, on a 1-day via ferrata round-trip in Mount Mangart, a peak on the border between Italy and Slovenia, in the Julian Alps.

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Julian Alps

1 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




Lying on the border between Italy and Slovenia, Mount Mangart (2679 m) is among the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. It's also the perfect setting for a via ferrata adventure!

To get there, we'll take the Mangart road. This is the highest alpine route in Slovenia and goes up to 2000 m height.

After a nice hike from Mangart saddle (where the route ends), we'll find 2 different options: climbing a via ferrata on the Italian side, or the one on the Slovenian side. The Slovenian via ferrata is more sustained.

Both of them will demand 2-3 hours to the summit, on rope, with 700 m of altitude gain. The temperatures are around 10-15C in the morning and 20C on the way back, depending on the wind. Usually, the weather is rather fine and warm, so in case any cold front passes us, I will inform you if you need another layer of clothes, but in most cases, this is not necessary.

The idea is to do a via ferrata round-trip, using one of them to go up and the other one to descend.

Besides the amazing landscape, if you catch the early summer season, you'll find plenty of endemic flowers. This maybe specially interesting for botanic excursions with photo cameras.

Are you ready for a via ferrata climb in the third highest mountain of Slovenia? Get in touch with me so we can start organizing this trip.

If you have a wide mountaineering experience and you're looking for a challenge, check this 3-day Slovenian ridge traverse!


More info

You will need to bring clothing for the mountain (long trousers, T-shirt, a fleece, and jacket), high hiking boots, sunglasses, a cap, some food that you like for the day (sandwich, energy bar, chocolate, apple) and drinks (at least 1L water per person is suggested) for the day. The poles are not mandatory as the approach is fairly straightforward. You may want to bring over/buy here some thin gardening gloves (2-5 eur / pair).

Meeting point

Bovec, Tarvisio, Kranjska gora, Soča Valley.


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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 232 Each

Group of 2

EUR 129 Each

Group of 3

EUR 104 Each

Group of 4

EUR 104 Each

Group of 5

EUR 114 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

I will provide the equipment for the ferrata: climbing harness, ferrata clip and helmet for each participant.


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