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Tucked away in the rugged Julian Alps—near the border with Italy and Austria—is the alpine village of Kranjska Gora, one of the best places for ice climbing in Slovenia. Warm up on the welcoming waterfalls of Mount Prisank then tackle the challenging clusters of cascading daggers and chutes full of chandelier, cauliflower, and candlestick ice around Tamar valley, Lake Predel, or the Planica valley. Some of these lines reach a spine-chilling 150m (492 ft) in height! With most visitors hitting the renowned ski slopes, let the only thing you hear on the side of the mountain be the thwack of your ice tools and crunch from your crampons. At the end of the day, welcome the feeling back into your hands over plum schnapps and delicious dumplings.
Cling to the top of 150-meter frozen waterfalls
Scenic views of the mighty Alps wherever you turn
Scale challenging but infinitely rewarding objectives in Slovenia
If you’re looking for some real ice climbing challenges that will help you perfect your skills, Kranjska Gora can definitely help you out. Nested in the Julian Alps, it’s harboring the classic Alps landscape that you have set as your desktop background. With a change of scenery every day, you’ll get to reach the tops of numerous different waterfalls with varied ice shapes—the perfect terrain to hone your skills. As a winter sports hub with easy access, Kranjska Gora is the best ice-climbing host you could hope for. Use your evenings to relish Slovenian traditional cuisine and schnapps.
You’ll arrive in Kranjska Gora, a winter sports hub of Slovenia, the day prior to your adventure. After checking in at your hotel, it’s up to you how you want to spend the rest of the day. Take a walk through vast conifer woodlands, stroll through the charming town of Ljubljana, or unwind at a spa facility. Make sure to rest up for the adventure ahead!
Meet your guide and head for different locations every morning. Kranjska Gora belongs to the Julian Alps, a mighty range boasting intact nature and rich cultural heritage. As the temperatures drop during the colder months, the area becomes a winter wonderland. Host to a myriad of frozen waterfalls and ice-covered rock faces that make for excellent climbing routes, Kranjska Gora has got you covered. Your guides will take you to the best hidden gems for ice climbing—let them introduce you to Slovenia’s scenic views of Mt. Prisank, Planica and Tamar Valley, Crne Vode waterfalls, and much more. Take on challenging, but infinitely rewarding objectives and feel the thrill of conquering the top!
It’s time to leave this ice climber’s paradise. If you’re not yet ready to go, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations about the area!
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Kranjska Gora, please refer to Slovenia’ latest travel information and safety guidelines.
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What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
In order to go ice climbing in Kranjska Gora, you need to be in excellent shape. This is a trip for all levels of ice climbers. If this is your first time on ice, your guide will teach all about equipment, movements, safety and proper steps to become a good climber. If you are looking for extreme ice climbing—you will be on your feet for 5 full days! Your guide will get you to the right scenery to fit your advanced skill level and help you reach your objectives.
Ice climbing tour in Kranjska Gora doesn’t requires previous ice climbing experience. In fact, this might be a perfect opportunity to try it our and learn all about it. If you have some experience with rock climbing or glacier walking, this is definitely your next step. Your guide will make sure to find the most appropriate location for your skill level.
All technical climbing equipment is available for rent. Please inform us on time, so that we’re able to make arrangements. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. Contact us in advance to make arrangements.
Group sizes and prices:
Climbing days in Kranjska Gora can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid sixty (60) days prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Kranjska Gora, most people fly into Ljubljana Airport (LJU), an hour away from Kranjska Gora. Other nearby airports include the two Venice airports (Venice Treviso (TSF) or Venice Marco Polo (VCE)), both of which are about 3 hours away.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.