Alpine climbing in the Alps has a rich and lengthy tradition. It started when different nations were competing to claim particular mountain faces or routes on big mountains. Perhaps the most known and also controversial struggle was ‘the battle’ for the Eiger North Face in the early 20th century. Similar stories were happening on Slovenia’s biggest mountain faces such as Triglav’s North Face. To date, climbers have established many climbing routes through the Alps. Most of them are climbed in the driest and warmest part of the year in summer. Some of them are extremely difficult, plenty of others are easy enough to be appropriate for beginners with experienced guides.
Technical Alpine climbing refers to climbing in big mountains. You should not confuse it with rock climbing on 30-meter cliffs. Alpine climbing is a much more complex activity. It consists of an often quite a long approach, followed by demanding route finding and multi-pitch climbing, concluded by long descents from the top of the route. Alpine climbing is therefore much more adventurous and pure rock climbing is only a segment of it. You need quite a lot of energy and commitment, but the resulting experience is a lot more gratifying.
Maybe after reading the first two paragraphs makes you think this would be to extreme for you. For sure this is not for everyone. But if you are keen to learn something new and you are not afraid of challenges or airy terrain, you will never regret you tried. We can introduce to you to the alpine climbing in only a day, but we highly recommend to take 3 or more days. Like this, we can do very leisure start and define your ability to learn the skills in alpine environment. Only then, we can choose which climb would suit you best and how far will you willing to push yourself. Of course always in a completely safe manner.
If you have undertaken some previous rock climbing or scrambling in alpine terrain, we can take you further. We will take into account your previous experiences and offer you personalised alpine climbing plan. Slovenian Alps are without any doubt a perfect place for technical alpine climbing on all levels. If you choose to climb with us for a few days, we can do some multi day trips, using either proper mountain huts to spend a night, or bivy huts in most remote places to have even a greater adventure.
You may think that the only good place for some advanced alpine climbing is only in Chamonix. We are sorry, but you are very wrong. Don’t get us wrong. The western and central Alps are great climbing playground and full of climbing history. But by far it is not the only one. Among others, Slovenian Alps can easily compete with any other (lower altitude) mountain range. If you already have considerable amount of experiences in alpine climbing and have already gained some skills, why not upgrade those with us? Some of the worlds finest alpinists (who are guides of course) will guide you out of your comfort zone. You can push your limits safely with us. On the end you will be a bit tired, but filled with joy and memories. And this is what matters most.
It is best to have dry conditions to climb any of the north faces in the Julian Alps. The climbing season starts just after the snow melts at the end of winter which changes from season to season, but starting from the beginning of July, the conditions are the most favourable. This optimum period is from July until the end of September. In October, days are shorter and it can also be chilly on the shady faces.