This autumn has been unseasonably cold and snowy, especially in the mountains. The highest elevations (above 2,000 meters) had received a very early covering of snow.
Me and my team edited a short movie about the via ferrata belay testing that the Slovenian mountain guides made on Mojstrana Via Ferrata three weeks ago.
Franc Pepevnik Aco called from the base camp: "We started climbing on the 1st Nov at 22:00 in the snow, it was very cold, and Ama Dablam was covered by up to 25 cm of new snow.
Mountain guide Franc Pepevnik Aco climbed on the summit of Ama Dablam with Marjeta Brežnik this morning
Our mountain guide Franc Pepevnik – Aco sent us the following news: “This morning we reached the summit
We’d been waiting for good conditions on Triglav ever since the start of September. Weekly weather outlooks usually promised sunny conditions, but as the planned climb came closer, the weather deteriorated.
Marjeta Brežnik (AO Celje), Matej Knez (AO Celje), and mountain guide Franc Pepevnik – Aco (PK Rifnik) have left for Nepal’s Ama Dablam on October 9, 2017.
Since the Tete Rose and Gouter huts on the normal Mont Blanc route had been fully booked in July, I followed the advice of Boris Lorenčič - Lori and did some climbs on the Italian side of Monte Rosa.
North Tyrol’s highest mountain is only 28 m lower than Grossglockner. I remember seeing the mountain as the fog lifted and knowing immediately that I wanted to climb it.
Last week I taught a glacier travel course with fellow guide Boris Lorenčič in the Piz Palü area.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of me and Milan Romih taking part in an international expedition to the world’s highest summit.
I decided to visit Caucasus even though one of my clients decided not to join us. “Never stop exploring" was the overriding thought running through my head.
This last Saturday we went to Pokljuka with the Slovenian mountain guides for our winter training.
Towards the end of autumn, it seemed that a classic winter with plenty of snow was on its way. There was some precipitation, but unfortunately, it was followed by a dry period.
Franc Pepevnik Aco sent us short photo story about his skiing trip to Japan. "it is snowing and we have a lot of powder," he said over Viber.
During the summer guiding season, I spent some time with Gregor Troha, who is a kayaker and a ski instructor/demonstrator. When discussing ski touring bindings, he was very enthusiastic about the Dynafit Radical Ft 2.0.
Two new crevasse rescue systems, both of them excellent, have recently been introduced. We tried them out.
This season I’m going to be skiing on the carbon Mythic 97 and the wider and heavier Cham 107 2.0.
Peter Jeromel and the Slovenian guides association organized a glacier travel and crevasse rescue seminar, which was supposed to be carried out beneath Grossglockner, but the location was changed to Dachstein due to bad weather.