Technical Slovenijan Ice

Our Technical Slovenijan Ice week, gives you the chance to climb and explore amongst the unique limestone mountains of the Julian Alps. It's an adventurous week into quieter climbs and remote valleys in and around the Triglav National Park.

Level 3 Guiding & Coaching

Price From: £1745*

* Fully inclusive price

 Course Dates

Course Highlights

  • Enjoy the rich taste and cultural heritage around climbing in Slovenija
  • Explore remote quiet valley's away from any crowds
  • Climb some fantastic icefalls that form readily in the Julian Alps
  • All-inclusive price includes all uplift, food, transport and accommodation
  • Expert guiding and coaching from experienced local ISM Guide
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Flying into Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenijan, you'll instantly feel a warm welcome and a different central European flavour to the landscape around you. Whether you take the train or bus to Kranjska Gora, you'll enjoy the short 1 hour transfer before being in the heart of the Julian Alps.

Once in Kranjska Gora, you'll head into the mountains and enjoy some of the best icefalls in condition at that time, and at a grade to suit those on the week. We do operate on a low ratio throughout the whole week, so that the climbs we choose are better matched and can be of the more adventurous nature.

We'll use the hotel in Kranjska Gora as our base for the week, although if conditions dictate, we may change our hotel base part way through.

It's a chance to explore another beautiful corner of the Alps, both climbing and developing your own personal climbing whilst experiencing the genuine nature that surrounds the Julian Alps.

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Is The Course For Me?

On your booking form please mention any ice climbing venues where you have climbed previously. The final plan for the week will take account of your prior experience, the weather, and prevailing conditions in the mountains.

Ability to follow ice routes of grade IV standard and a desire to attempt more challenging climbs led by the guide. Although approaches to the climbs are relatively short, general fitness is important. Icefall climbing at this standard requires good upper body strength such as would be gained by regular rock climbing or regular visits to an indoor climbing wall / gym.

Sample Programme

Sunday

Arrive in Kranjska Gora from Ljubljana airport and meet for introductions at the Hotel.

Monday

Initially we'll head into the Saisera valley and a short walk accesses a couple of classic icefalls to kick the week off.

Placche parallele (WI3+/4, 200 m) is a really wide icefall in the first 100 meters and a really good place also for some top roping to help develop and refresh everyone's climbing technique.

Or Cave del Predil (10 min from TAR, 30 from KG. 5 min walk). A couple of alternatives from WI3+ to WI5+ up to 120 m.

Tuesday

Today we have a number of options driving towards the high summit of Mt Prisojnik, either Levi slap (WI4, 150m), or Desni slap (WI4+, 200m), or Centralni slap (5/5+, 200m) - Slap in Slovenijan meaning waterfall!

Wednesday

Another adventure awaits you in the Tamar valley close to Kranjska Gora and about an hour's walk in, where there are many icefalls close to a nice hut from WI4 to WI6, from 100m to 180m.

Thursday

Today we head to Mangart, which is home to one of THE classic WI4+ climbs in the area -

Damocle sword. The climbing here has a real adventurous and remote feel about it away from any crowds and the climb is a must do if in the Julian Alps

Friday

Today we drive up the valley to the small hamlet called Godz Martuljiek meaning 'unspoilt alpine nature with mountain waterfalls'. It's an historic place as it's home to where the first icefall in Slovenija was climbed back in 1979 - Lucifer, a 200m icefall which is the main focus of your day.

Saturday

Breakfast and way...

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Course Dates

Week Start Finish Price  
2 5 Jan 2020 11 Jan 2020 £1745
4 19 Jan 2020 25 Jan 2020 £1745
6 2 Feb 2020 8 Feb 2020 £1745