Climb Triglav – 2864m

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Introduction

Climb Triglav, a true alpine pilgrimage. Triglav is the highest mountain of Slovenia. With a height of 2864m it is the dominant peak in the eastern part of the Alps. For the Slovenians it is more than just a mountain. Triglav is a national symbol, the pride of the nation, a “must climb” for every Slovenian mountaineer. Triglav, located in the heart of the Triglav national park, is a ruler of the Julian Alps, a pointy mountain made up of white limestone, will capture your heart and leave you with an unforgettable memory and experience.

The mountain offers several options to climb, from more gentle and easier routes from the south side to more demanding and steeper routes from the north. Our local IFMGA mountain guides organise a 5 day adventurous trip with routes that will suit your wishes, abilities and ambitions.

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Course Details

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Further Information

What's included
  • Local IFMGA mountain guides
  • All accommodation on half board
  • All Guiding fees
  • All in resort transport
  • Airport Transfers to / from Ljubljana
What's not included
  • Flights to / from Ljubljana
  • Equipment rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Snacks, Bottled water, beers, drinks in huts
Who is this for?

Anyone with a good level of endurance fitness and a sense of adventure. Previous mountaineering experience is a bonus, but not necessary as we teach all required skills during the week. However a good physical coordination and an ability to pick up new skills is crucial to success on Triglav.
While this course is open to beginner mountaineers, please note that that doesn’t mean it’s physically easy – making sure you have a good base fitness level before you get here as it will make the week feel less strenuous and maximise your chances of success.

Accommodation and huts

A mixture of comfortable hotels and mountain huts. Hotels typically on a twin room share basis with half board included. We will use our local knowledge to find the best options for your trip based on availability.

What to expect from mountain huts

They are basic but comfortable. They can cater for vegetarians. Food is usually on a set menu basis (3 courses in the evening, hot drink and bread/jam/cereal for breakfast). Often there is no running water and you have to buy water to drink and wash with (no showers). You can usually buy tea, coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks, chocolate bars and snacks.

Sleeping arrangements are normally dormitory style bunkbeds (eg 6 people on the bottom, 6 on the top) with blankets or duvets. No sleeping bags are needed, rather a ‘sheet sleeping bag’ should be brought. The huts provide slippers for wearing around the hut. On this course we ask the hut guardians to provide a packed lunch for the team each day.

You can expect a good atmosphere and a stunning view!

Typical Itinerary

The itinerary is flexible, and weather / condition dependent, but here is a guideline of what to expect.

We meet on the arrival evening to go through the weather/conditions and plan for the week. You meet your guides and can ask them any questions and check your gear.

Day 1
Arrival to Ljubljana airport. Transfer to town of Kranjska gora. Accommodation in the hotel, evening meeting with clients.

Day 2
Training day. Climb via ferrata in Mojstrana or Gozd Martuljek and refresh your mountaineering skills. Overnight in the hotel in the valley.

Day 3
A second training day for progressing skills. Climb alpine via ferrata to Mt. Mala Mojstrovka (2332m) via the Hanzova route. Overnight in the hotel in the valley.

Day 4
Today we ascend to the Triglav hut through one of the routes from Vrata or Krma valleys . A fairly substantial hike up taking us approximately 6 hours. Overnight in the hut.

Day 5
Summit day! Today we get up early for sunrise and climb Triglav. A wonderful ascent and a day to remember. After the summit we descend back to the valley for a well earned rest and celebration at the hotel.

Day 6
Extra day to climb Triglav (2864m) or climb Mt. Prisank (2547m) or Mt. Mangart (2679m) through a variety of different routes. Overnight in the hotel in the valley.

Day 7
Transfer to Ljubljana airport. Departure.

Training

To maximise your chance of summiting Triglav it is important to get as fit as you possibly can. So we have partnered with Uphill Athlete, specialists in strength and conditioning for peak mountain performance to offer you a variety of different training plans via their website.

Read an Introduction to Uphill Athlete by Steve House, accomplished climber and IFMGA guide here

Mountaineering is all about being able to exercise at a moderate intensity for many hours (typically 5 to 12 hours) and your training should reflect this. Balance is important too as you will spend many hours walking in crampons. For this a good chore strength is important.

Remember to build up your workouts over time. If you are not used to exercising much, your muscles and joints need time to build up to avoid injury.

Check out Uphill Athlete for more information and training plans.

Kit List

Pre-Book with Adventure Base:
Black Diamond Saber-tooth crampon rental 6 days €45.00
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe rental 6 days €35.00
Black Diamond climbing harness rental 6 days €30.00
Black Diamond Half Dome helmet rental 6 days €25.00

Select which extras you would like to pre-book at check-out. Please note we have limited stock so pre-booking is advised.

1. Ice axe – for general mountaineering (between 50 and 70cm depending on your height)
2. Standard steel mountaineering Crampons
3. Helmet – standard hard plastic climbing helmet.
4. Trekking Poles – Foldable
5. Mountaineering B2 or B3 Boots and Gaiters
6. Rucksack – Mountaineering specific 30-40L
7. Water bottles up to 2L
8. Harness (adjustable so that it is comfortable over all your layers), with 2 screw gate carabiners.
9. Sun protection including: sunglasses (category 4), goggles, sun hat, Factor 30-50 High Mountain sunscreen, lip salve/block.
10. 3 sets of socks and thermal tops.
11. Lightweight (GORE-TEX® or similar) hardshell hooded top and bottoms
12. Warm hat and 2 pairs of gloves. One pair should be warm, thick mountaineering gloves. The second pair should be a thinner pair suitable for mid mountain conditions.
13. Insulating layers. We suggest a thin lightweight fleece and a synthetic or down jacket.
14. Mountaineering trousers
15. Personal first aid – blister kit, aspirin, or Paracetamol.
16. Head torch and spare batteries.
17. Earplugs
18. Sleeping bag silk liner (you don’t need a sleeping bag itself as blankets/duvets are provided in the huts)
19. Cash for extra drinks / snacks in huts as well as any costs not included in the course price
20. ID
21. Shorts, hiking shoes or trainers Nice to have to wear around town and on approaches to climbing days.

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary.

Booking info

To find out more about our course, availability, or to ask any questions, please get in touch through the website or by phone on +33 (0)845 527 58 12.

We take a 20% deposit to secure your place on one of our courses, and we ask for the full balance to be paid 10 weeks before the course start date.

Confirming bookings

We need a minimum of two climbers to confirm this course. Your booking will remain pending if you are the first to book onto a course and we will send you a confirmation as soon as a second books on. We recommend not booking flights till the course is confirmed. We will confirm the course at the latest 6 weeks before the start date.

Insurance

We strongly recommend getting specialist travel insurance that covers cancellation, medical and mountain rescue.

Make sure that it covers glaciated mountaineering and climbing. We recommend the Dogtag (www.dogtag.co.uk) – they have comprehensive policies and a good reputation.

Getting to Slovenia

It is best to book flights and airport transfers well in advance of your departure.

Many international airlines, including EasyJet, offer regular flights to Ljubljana from all over the UK and the rest of Europe.

Why choose Adventure Base?

3 reasons to choose Adventure Base for all your mountain adventures.

1. Safety means success – Our guide team have been guiding clients on Triglav for over 20 years with a very high safety and success rate. We are proud to work closely with some of the best local guides in Slovenia.

2. Fun times – We believe in fun times. Climbing mountains is a serious challenge. But who says it can’t be fun too? Our guides are full of energy, fun facts and big smiles. They help create lasting memories.

3. Word of Mouth – Over 40% of new clients have been recommended to us by a friend or colleague. We don’t spend big on marketing campaigns, we stay true to our product, we pay attention to every detail and then let you do the talking.

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