When the first winter snowfalls arrive and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road closes, the small village of Heiligenblut turns into a winter wonderland.
I recommend the ascent along the Tominšek trail from the Vrata Valley for those who wish to experience the most beautiful views of the north wall of Triglav.
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.
Last week I taught a glacier travel course with fellow guide Boris Lorenčič in the Piz Palü area.
This last Saturday we went to Pokljuka with the Slovenian mountain guides for our winter training.
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.
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.
Allalinhorn (4,027 m) is one of the easier 4,000-metre peaks in the Alps, as a system of cable cars and a funicular bring you to an altitude of 3,456 m. Still, the normal route is threatened by big seracs looming overhead during part of the climb and the descent.
I’ve spent a part of this summer guiding around Andermatt, Switzerland.
I remember a couple of unusually warm winters during the late eighties, and something similar is happening this year in Slovenia as well.
This is a classic four-buckle ski touring boot which provides solid stiffness combined with a good walk mode.
While we’re waiting for the first proper dump of snow, the weather at the coast is perfect for rock climbing.
Is that a travelogue? In a way, but don't judge it by the label. I'm 15 years old, for god's sake, I hope I don't bore the hell out of you.
This year's autumn keeps on surprising us. While winter already seemed to be in full swing with snow on the ridges of Triglav in September.
For the last couple of days I’ve been guiding on Via Ferratas above Otztal, and yesterday we headed for the Vorarlberg region in western Austria.
Last weekend I guided on Triglav. During the week the weather changed abruptly, Kredarica received 30 cm of snow and winter made an early appearance in the high mountains.
I let them fool me. I went to the mountains. Again. When I heard the proposal, I didn't say no.
Hvar is a Dalmatian island with plenty of opportunities for all sorts of activities, be it sport climbing, deep water soloing, hiking, biking, slacklining over the sea, or kayaking.