DESCRIPTION

The ascent of Mt Triglav is a great mountaineering experience and offers superlative views with the whole country below your feet. Triglav – 2864m dominates the landscape of the Julian Alps with its Three Heads and is a national symbol on the Slovenian flag. If you have experience of climbing mountains in the UK and wish to climb to a higher level, Triglav is the first step to summiting all four of the highest mountains by country in the Alpine chain alongside Grossglocker (Austria), Monte Rosa (Switzerland) and Mont Blanc (France). Join us on this first step and we shall help you develop the alpine skills to accomplish this goal!

AREA: Triglav National Park

  • Triglav (2864 m) The highest mountain of Slovenia
  • Great views of High Tauren on one side and Adriatic sea on another

BASIC PACKAGE

  • Activities: 2 days mountaineering accompanied by a UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide
  • Course instruction: Basic training in use of self-belay equipment for via ferrata routes
  • Includes: Organisation and guiding
  • Excludes: Accommodation, meals, airport transfers, climbing equipment and via ferrata kit, insurance

PLANNED TOURS

As part of an extended trip we can also include:-

  • Grossvenediger 3666 m
  • Grossglockner 3798 m

As an extended itinerary you need to add 8 days – see Grossglockner Ascent.

ITINERARY

Day 1: MEET AT VRATA VALLEY

Early in the afternoon, you meet your guide and fellow team mates for the climb at Aljaž Lodge in the Vrata Valley, which is a base at the foot of Triglav’s North Face.

Day 2: KREDARICA HUT (2515 M)

After breakfast,  it’s a pretty walk up below the north face of Triglav. The climb  today is moderately difficult, you should make it to Krederica Hut in 5-6 hours. You will get fundamental course instruction on via ferrata equipment late afternoon.

Day 3: TRIGLAV ASCENT (2864 M) AND DESCENT TO VRATA VALLEY

You will get up  at dawn. You need to ascend more than 300 vertical metres to reach the highest Slovenian peak.

You will start the ascent using via ferrata equipment.. After about 30 mins to 1 hr, you will reach Mali (Small) Triglav. Mountain guide will rope  you up. After Mali Triglav, you’re on a narrow ridge leading to the summit. From Triglav summit – you have an awesome view of Grossglockner to the north and it is a next target after this peak. After summiting, you descend to Krederica hut for a rest. It’s quite likely that you’ll be in time to walk back to Aljaž Lodge in the Vrata Valley (4 hour walk down).  On your way down, your mind involuntarily begins to plan your next ascent on a 3000’er. May we suggest  Grossglockner as your next objective – you’re definitely fit for it after a successful ascent of Triglav.

SELF ASSESSMENT

See Tours Grading and self assess your level:

Fitness Level: B                         Technical Level: 2

Fitness B            Technical 2

KEY INFORMATION

  • Equipment you should bring: See personal equipment list
  • Number of participants: 1-3 clients per guide
  • Meeting point: Aljaž Lodge – Vrata Valley
  • Gateway Airport: Klagenfurt or Ljubljana
  • Airport transfers: Available on request 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

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DATES

Availability: from 30/06 to 30/09/15

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Budget Package Price

£400 pp (3 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding

EXCLUDES

  • Accommodation (BB)
  • Lunch, dinner and extra meals
  • Soft drinks, beers, etc
  • Transport from/to Klagenfurt or Ljubljana Airport
  • Climbing equipment and via ferrata kit are individually bookable
  • Insurance

Standard Package Price

£700 pp (2 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 3 night’s Budget accommodation (BB)
  • Transport from accommodation to base of tour
  • Transfers from/to Klagenfurt or Ljubljana Airport
  • Via ferrata kit

EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Extra beverages
  • Climbing equipment
  • Insurance

Premium Package Price

£1300 (1 client / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 3 night’s Hotel *** / Half board
  • Extra beverages
  • Transport from accommodation to base of tour
  • Transfers from/to Klagenfurt or Ljubljana Airport
  • Climbing equipment and via ferrata kit
  • 6 week training plan
  • Coaching – 8 Skype calls

EXCLUDES

  • Insurance

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Mountaineering - gear selection

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Check List:-

  • Lightweight 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
  • Base layer wicking top / quick dry thermal
  • 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 (or silk sleeping bag liner) – optional
  • 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

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