Despite its popularity, Triglav is a challenging climb that should never be taken lightly. Navigating in the fog, exposed sections, steep terrain and a multitude of possible routes demand a professional guide. Especially if you’re approaching Triglav for the first time. An experienced Triglav guide is someone who knows the Slovenian highlands inside-out. It’s not just a job; it involves a passionate enthusiasm for mountain climbing.
Guiding visitors up high mountains like Triglav requires years of experience, mountaineering expertise, and great people skills. Our guides have it all. Beside choosing the appropriate route, monitoring weather conditions and customising the tour to match your capabilities and wishes, they also show you useful hiking and climbing techniques, and share some interesting facts and anecdotes about the place.
A good Triglav guide researches accommodation availability, suggests less crowded routes, and when doing so, always takes the weather conditions and his guests’ wellbeing into account. If you’re ever in doubt as to what to pack, your guide will be glad to give you a list of what you need and what you don’t need on your Triglav climb.
Guides are there to assist and make you feel comfortable. When tackling tough inclines, your guide will make sure the tempo fits your stamina and mood. He or she will cheer you on when things get a bit too much and supply tips for how to best move across tricky terrain, perform efficient and secure movements in exposed parts (via ferrata) and crumbling surfaces.
After all, the most important thing is that your guide makes sure everyone is safe and sound. That said, the guide cannot carry you to the summit, nor can he or she prevent every fall or tumble, so do be careful and vigilant. Remember, the one who is ultimately responsible for a successful ascent and descent is you.
All these factors translate into an enjoyable experience. As the saying goes: “It’s the journey, not the destination”. And nothing could ring truer than that in the mountains.
There are multiple routes that take you up our highest mountain. We have carefully chosen some of the most beautiful and interesting as well as versatile routes:
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