People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Type of Trip
In this 5-day winter climbing course in Slovenia you’ll learn how to move safely in challenging terrains, like winter mountains and icefalls.
The mountains of the Julian Alps and the Kamnik Alps will be the wonderful scenery for this course.
Depending on your previous experience and your preferences, we can focus more on snow and mixed routes or in ice climbing.
The first option may include climbing Mount Triglav, whereas the other one will take you to some amazing ice routes.
My objective is that you feel safe in a winter mountaineering environment. I’ll teach you how to walk with crampons and use an ice axe. Besides, you’ll learn about avalanches and orientation.
I recommend this winter course not only for beginners but also for those who are already familiar with winter mountaineering and want to improve their skills or learn some extra tricks.
After this, you will be prepared to face new challenges in the mountains. Furthermore, you will be able to check first hand why Slovenia is an ice climbing paradise!
Are you ready to take your climbing skills to the next level? Please contact me for an exciting winter alpine climbing course in Slovenia! I can also offer a shorter version of this course in case you don’t have much time.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
-Transport costs and accommodation are not included in the price.
-I can pick you up at the airport with the van and drive you to/from your hotel.
-I can also help you with the hotel bookings according to your wishes.
-There are shorter versions of this course available in case you don't have time.
About the Guide
I was born in 1970 in Slovenia and I'm an IFMGA mountain guide since 2003. I started climbing when I was 15 years old at a local climbing club. Since then I became an ambitious and skilled alpinist, having accomplished numerous first ascents in Tien Shan, Himalaya, and Patagonia, and climbed extensively (over 900 alpine routes) in the Himalayas, the Alps, and in both Americas, at the same time working as a full time teacher in Slovenia!
In 2003 I became a full time mountain guide, and since then I've been guiding clients to the hidden gems of Slovenia and other Alpine summits all over Europe. In 2009, I also became the first Slovenian to guide clients up Mt Everest.
I would like to guide and show you the beauties of the hidden areas of Slovenian mountains, let it be in the Julian Alps or Kamnik Alps, away from the crowds. The mountains here are quite steep and dramatic, with sharp ridges, big faces and nice paths in between with some grassy meadows.
Here, it is an ideal field for hut to hut ski touring or free ride day tours or alpinism. It's also an ideal training ground for alpinism courses.