Slovenia·March 7 - 11 2024

Slovenia Calling: Winter Triglav & the Julian Alps

Hike the Julian Alps, climb Mt. Triglav with IFMGA guides & celebrate post-climb in Ljubljana



One of the best long weekend adventures in Europe. Slovenia’s highest peak, Mount Triglav (2864m), is the most celebrated mountain in the country, with the summit appearing on both the country’s flag and its coat of arms. Climbing Triglav is a right of passage and it is often said that you’re not a true Slovenian if you don’t climb the mountain at least once in your life. Lying majestically in the heart of the beautiful Julian Alps, climbing Mount Triglav in winter is both more technically and physically demanding, but the experience is incredible and the views from the top are out of this world. The whole region around Triglav encompasses the only national park in Slovenia – named after the symbolic mountain Triglav (meaning ‘three-headed’). Learn and practice mountaineering skills under the expert eye of top IFMGA guides, warm up on Mt Begunjscica, conquer Mt Triglav and celebrate post climb in Ljubljana.



Practice Mountaineering Skills

Practice Mountaineering Skills

Prepare for climbing in Nepal with expert tuition on use of crampons & ice axes from IFMGA-certified guides.

Spend a Night in Slovenia's Most Famous Moutain Hut

Spend a Night in Slovenia's Most Famous Moutain Hut

We include a night at Kredarici Hut (2515m) - the highest altitude and most visited mountain lodge in Slovenia.

Summit Mount Triglav

Summit Mount Triglav

Bag a European classic and enjoy incredible views from the top.

Enjoy the Best Hospitality in the Julian Alps

Enjoy the Best Hospitality in the Julian Alps

Awesome restaurants and excellent accommodations await in Kranjska Gora.

Celebrate Post Climb in Ljubljana

Celebrate Post Climb in Ljubljana

Enjoy the best cuisine and hospitality Slovenia's capital has to offer.

Meet The Team

Oliver Browne (UK) - Expedition Leader

Oliver Browne (UK) - Expedition Leader

Oliver is the founder of True Summit Adventures, a certified Mountain Leader and an experienced alpinist and adventurer.

Oliver has climbed many mountains of 4, 5 and 6 thousand metres, including European classics, Mont Blanc, Grand Paradiso, Andean Classics, Vallunaraju, Cotopaxi, Antisana and Chimborazo, Toubkal and Kilimanjaro (6 times) in Africa, Lobuche East and Mera Peak in Nepal. In 2021 he touched Camp 3 on Mount Everest, before becoming unwell with Covid19.

Six weeks after leaving hospital in Kathmandu he won the NOMAN Barcelona to Ibiza rowing race with a time of 93 hours and came 2nd in the 2023 Talker Atlantic Challenge. 

He has been to Slovenia many times and loves the Julian Alps. He will be leading this expedition alongside our Slovenian IGMGA guides.

Rok Zalokar & Slovenian IFMGA-certified Guides

Rok Zalokar & Slovenian IFMGA-certified Guides

Rok Zalokar is one of the leading IFMGA guides in Slovenia and is also the owner of Heliski Albania. He leads a team of Slovenian IFMGA-certified guides with a guide:client ratio of 2:1.


Discover all you'll need to know about our five-day expedition.




Thursday 7th March: Day 1 - Arrivial in Ljubjlana

Expedition members should arrive into Ljubljana's Jože Pučnik Airport by 2.30pm. Transport is on hand to take you to our hotel in Kranjska Gora, the heart of the Julian Alps.

At the hotel we meet the guides, prepare the gear we need for the climb, and then relax in the spa before enjoying dinner together.


Friday 8th March: Day 2 - Hike Mt Begunjscica, 2060m

After a good breakfast and briefing from the guides, we head out for our first objective, hiking to the summit of Mount Begunjscica, 2060m.

The hike gives us incredible views of the Julian Alps and a chance to practice with crampons and ice axes, and to experience being roped together alpine style.

Expert tuition and guidance will be given by our top IFMGA guides lead by Slovenian legend Rok Zalokar.

In the evening we return to the hotel to prepare for the main event of the weekend.


Saturday 9th March: Day 3 - Summit Mt. Triglav, 2864m

Day three sees us leave the hotel early, with a 6.30am start. We first head for Kredarica Hut, 2515m, in time for an early lunch. We then don our crampons once more and head to the summit of Mount Triglav, hiking for around four hours. As the highest peaks in Slovenia and the Julian Alps, you can be sure the views from the top are out of this world.

We then descend back down to Kredarica Hut before nightfall. We dine and spend the night at the Kredarica, the most famous mountain lodge in Slovenia and a weather station so important two meteorologists are based there at all times, even during the winter.


Sunday 10th March: Day 4 - Descend Triglav, Lunch in Bled and to Ljubljana

Leaving the Kredarica Hut after breakfast, we descend Mount Triglav and meet our pre-arranged private transport. This will take us to the town of Bled, where we enjoy a celebratory post-climb lunch by its well-known lake.

Afterwards, we continue by road to Ljubljana, where there will be time to relax at the hotel, explore the Slovenian capital, or take a massage before dinner.


Monday 11th March: Day 5 - Brunch and Depart

Our short but experience-rich expedition in the Julian Alps with a few hours soaking up the atmosphere of one of Europe's most underrated capitals.

Take a stroll through Ljubljana, enjoy a city tour, and sit down to a final brunch before we say our goodbyes and vehicles are prepared to take you to the airport.

Where you'll be staying

Triangel Hotel

Triangel Hotel

One of best hotels in Kranjska Gora and located in the heart of the Julian Alps, Triangel Hotel has its own spa with sauna and an excellent restaurant.

Kredarica Hut

Kredarica Hut

The highest, largest, and best-known of Slovenia's mountain huts. A night at 2515m here is almost a rite of passage.

Intercontinental Ljubljana

Intercontinental Ljubljana

Opened in September 2017, the InterContintenal Ljubljana is a five star property located in the centre of Ljubljana. This hotel features a panoramic wellness and spa centre with an indoor pool, as well as a rooftop restaurant serving international and local fare.

What's Included

What's Included


IFMGA Guides

Expedition Leader

Accommodation on a Half Board Basis

Dinner at the High Hut

Packed lunch for Friday

Packed lunch for Saturday

Breakfast at the High Hut



Kit Rental

Alcoholic Drinks

Dinner on 1st, 2nd and Last Night


Yes, you can rent eveything you'll need for our expedition in Slovenia.

Climbing Mount Triglav in winter requires good levels of endurance, fitness, and mountain awareness. Our day two hike provides a chance to try out crampons and ice axes if you've never used them before.

February sees the coldest weather in this part of the Julian Alps, so you should be suitably prepared. Everything you need will be included on the expedition kit list.

Altitude is rarely a serious problem as we only climb to around 2800m on this True Summit Adventures expedition.

Of course. Let us know your plans and we can arrange to extend your stay in Ljubljiana before or after the expedition.

Slovenia Calling: Winter Triglav & the Julian Alps

Slovenia· March 7 - 11 2024· 4 nights