DESCRIPTION

The Savinja Alps are the south eastern outpost of the Alpine range that stretches across central Europe. It’s in this region that the beautiful Savinja River rises, right in the heart of these magnificent mountains. Our adventure is based in the Logarska Dolina Valley, with its creeks and rivers, hidden gorges, snow-capped mountains, alpine plateaus and deep valleys.  It includes ascents of 2000 metre peaks by via ferrata routes. The valley of Logarska dolina extends almost to the Austrian border to the north of Slovenia and is located in the south eastern part of the Alps, an area known as the Savinja Alps.

This adventure is very diverse and is intended for seasoned adventurers with previous mountain climbing experience. However, participants with less experience will enjoy a memorable challenge in which they’ll learn the basics of rock climbing and explore a less-known area of the European Alps.

AREA: Logarska valley

BASIC PACKAGE

  • Activities: 5 day’s of climbing, via ferrata and sport climbing accompanied by a UIAGM/IFMGA guide
  • Course instruction: Training in basic skills of rock climbing, rope management, belay techniques
  • Includes: Organisation, guiding, 6 nights accommodation (BB), transport from hotel to destination
  • Excludes: Lunches and dinners, extra beverages, technical equipment rental, flights, transfers from/to airport, entrance fees, insurance

PLANNED TOURS

  • Ojstrica (2350m)
  • Turska gora (2251m)
  • Križ (2433m)
  • Košutnikov Turn (2133m)
  • Igla crag – rock climbing basics

ITINERARY

Day 1: ARRIVAL

Flight to Ljubljana Airport (or Klagenfurt/Graz Airport) and further transfer to Hotel Plesnik. Briefing about your trip given by our mountain guide.

Day 2: OJSTRICA

You’ll enjoy spectacular natural scenery as we make our way up the via feratta to the summit of Ojstrica, 2350 m (see Via Ferrata – Kopinškova route on Ojstrica 2,350 m).

Day 3: TURSKA GORA

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) – see Via Ferrata Turska gora (2251 m).

Day 4: SPORT CLIMBING

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. Your mountain guide will demonstrate and teach you the basic skills of rock climbing, rope management and belay techniques.

Day 5: KOROSKA RINKA

The day’s tour will start in the Logarska Dolina Valley and head up to the hut at Okrešelj (1 hour). From the hut w’lle 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 (2433 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: KOSUTNIKOV

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: DEPARTURE

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

SELF ASSESSMENT

See Tours Grading and self assess your level:

Fitness Level: A                          Technical Level: 2

Fitness A            Technical 2

Difficulty: moderate to extreme (via ferrata E)

KEY INFORMATION

  • Equipment you should bring: See personal equipment list
  • Number of participants: Min 2 persons
  • Meeting point: Hotel Plesnik – Logarska Valley
  • Gateway Airport: Logarska – Ljubljana 38 mile / 1hr 34m, Klagenfurt 42 mile / 1hr 32m, Graz 96 mile / 2hr 19m
  • Airport transfers: Available subject to surcharge or included in Standard and Premium packages
  • Insurance: You will require appropriate personal cover for this trip with term or annual insurance and we will need to see a copy of your insurance at time of booking. Recommended insurers – BMCAustrian Alpine ClubSports Cover Direct or Snowcard

BOOKING ENQUIRY

CALL: 017687 75337

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DATES

Availability: 31/05/2015 – 30/09/2015

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Budget Package Price

£800 pp (6-8 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 6 nights Budget accommodation (B&B)
  • Transport from the hotel to the destination

EXCLUDES

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Extra beverages
  • Technical equipment rental
  • Flights
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance

Standard Package Price

£1490 pp (4 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 3 nights Hotel*** / half board
  • 3 nights Mountain hut / half board
  • Local transport
  • Transfers from/to Ljubljana or Klagenfurt Airport
  • Entrance fees

EXCLUDES

  • Lunches
  • Extra beverages
  • Technical equipment rental
  • Flights
  • Transfers from/to Graz airport subject to surcharge – £POA
  • Insurance

Premium Package Price

£2990 pp (2 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 3 nights Hotel*** / Full board
  • 3 nights Mountain hut / Full board
  • Extra beverages
  • Technical equipment rental
  • Local transport
  • Transfers from/to Ljubljana or Klagenfurt Airport
  • Entrance fees
  • 8 week training plan
  • Coaching (8 Skype calls)

EXCLUDES

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Transfers from/to Graz Airport subject to surcharge – £POA

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Mountaineering - gear selection

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Check List:-

  • Expedition bag with additional/spare clothes (stays in the valley)
  • Lightweight 3/4 season mountaineering boots (full ankle height)
  • Walking trousers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over pants
  • Shorts (Optional)
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Sunhat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Lip salve
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Light fleece gloves
  • Lightweight climbing gloves – optional for Via Ferrata sections
  • Walking socks x 6
  • Base layer wicking top / quick dry thermal x 6
  • Fleece or alternative soft shell mid-layer
  • Rucksack – 30-40 litre capacity
  • 2 or 3 litre Camelbak (or 2 x 1 litre Nalgen bottles)
  • Compeed blister pads – min 2 packs
  • Trekking poles (2)
  • Head torch
  • Camera and waterproof bag
  • Lightweight sleeping bag – recommended
  • Small wash towel for mountain huts
  • Money and documents (ID, Alpine club membership card, etc)

Note: Ensure you bring suitable clothes which don’t restrict movement and protect from heat or cold.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

Check List:-

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Via ferrata Self-belay kit
  • Suitable climbing shoes

AFTER YOU BOOK?

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor our trip plan to the fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer).
  • 2 months before the agreed date, we will let you know how to prepare for the track.
  • 2 weeks before the agreed date, we will confirm weather conditions and how to prepare for traveling to the destination.

TESTIMONIAL

“It’s already over and I don’t have enough words to adequately praise our guides!” John Kragelj