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Improve your rock climbing skills under the guidance of renowned climber and mountaineer, Aleš Česen, who was awarded prestigious Piolets d’Or for Hagshu ascent in 2015. He started climbing very early and hence boasts with over 25 years of experience. He is also a part of elite Kailas Climbing Team (watch for his posters in climbing shops), holds a PhD in civil engineering and is a fluent English speaker.


Rock climbing is one of the most fulfilling activities nature has to offer. It’s not only a sport, a recreation, but also a way of life. That feeling when you finally reach the top of a route you’ve been working on is simply incredible. It’s also versatile, if you’re feeling motivated and strong you can get pumped trying out harder routes, if you’re feeling chilled you can hone your technique on easier routes. During the academy you’ll get to do both. Our experienced guides will help you improve your climbing technique and support you to try harder climbs and push your grade whenever you feel ready.

We designed the program for intermediate climbers to learn, improve their skills, and enjoy the awesome nature Slovenia has to offer.

To get the most out of the course you should be comfortable belaying a partner and be able to climb routes of at least 5a France grade (5.7 American grade). If you’re not sure whether your level of climbing is suitable for this programme, get in touch, and we’ll figure something out. What you need most is the motivation to learn skills and the willingness to try something new.

Slovenia is an explorers paradise, its incredibly diverse geography is stunning, with high Alpine peaks, gorges, waterfalls, forests, coastlines and lakes.

During the program we’ll be exploring several climbing areas and get to experience the rugged natural beauty that defines this country.

We’ll start the program with two days of introductory climbing focussed on learning new skills and improving our technique. Then we’ll spend two days exploring the Soča Valley, including a day of rafting on the Soča river, giving us a chance to rest our climbing muscles. You can then see if you want to go for a day of climbing on your own or if you feel like doing something totally different, such as canyoneering. Nice and relaxed we’ll head to the east part of the Alps and put what we’ve learned into practice with two more days of climbing.

 

Provisional* Day Itinerary

*The exact climbing location will be picked just few days before departure according the weather. It might be too warm to climb on coastal area or it might be too cold to climb closer to the mountain. However, with a bit of luck and some smart planning we will most likely climb in both areas.

Day 0: Arrival day

Travel to our comfortable partner hotel close to the Ljubljana Airport. You should aim to arrive by late afternoon. There will be a welcome meeting, briefing and kit check with our guides at 7pm.

Day 1: Climbing

You will be picked up at your place and we will head for the coastal area to experience the world famous climbing crags, Osp. It is a legendary place. Just a few decades ago it was only a cute tiny village close to border with Italy. Today it is a true vertical eldorado for a lot of climbers and it can be pretty crowded place for the weekends. However, the traditional spirit of the old stony village is still there to feel it. You can even buy some superb (red) wine from locals, who are very proud of their small vineyards.

Day 2: Climbing

We will stay in the same area but climb in a different crag. Črni Kal is a small village just a few kilometers away from Osp. Above the village is a long vertical barrier of solid limestone rock. There are hundreds of sport climbing routes there, many of them at easier grades. After our arms will get tired, we will take a scenic drive towards Julian Alps through the one and only Soča Valley and end our day in Bovec.

Days 3-4: Other activity in the Soča Valley

These two days are allowing us to give our hands a bit of a break and to experience the Alps in a different way. We will test our skills in rafting the emerald Soča river, explore some of the Soča gorges, travel through time when checking sites from the First World War and visit some of the most scenic waterfalls in the country. If you will not feel tired, there will be time to treat yourself with more adrenaline like paragliding* or canyoning*.

*additional charges

Days 5-6: Climbing

Back to rock climbing. We will change the environment and move to the east side of the Julian Alps. There are many smaller crags with just enough easy routes for our climbing course. In case of hot weather, we can refresh ourselves in the famous Lake Bled.

Day 7:

Departure after breakfast.

 Dates

Arrival date: Saturday, 8th September 2018
Start date: Sunday, 9th September 2018
Departure date: Saturday, 15th September 2018 (after breakfast)

Price

1150 EUR per person

The price includes all guiding fees and expenses, accommodation (7 nights) and all the local transfers.
The price does not include lunches, additional drinks, personal insurance, equipment rental and travel to and from Slovenia.


Book

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Note

The group (6-12 people) will be guided by minimum 2 experienced rock climbing instructors. We run this course with a minimum of 6 people.
Rock climbing in Blaščeva skala | Photo: Marko Prezelj
Rock climbing in Blaščeva skala | Photo: Marko Prezelj
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