Vertical Adventures Slovenia is a mountain guiding company and an educational platform focused on the mountain environment. It provides highly qualified guides as well as workshops and courses that will equip you with the knowledge to reach your mountain goals safely - from beginner to expert.
We are a team of professionals in love with the mountains and everything connected to them. We are passionate about creating programs suitable for individual desires, bringing you to the most amazing places and teaching you how to safely reach them yourself. Between us we have experience climbing in all of the biggest mountain ranges in the world and now we find our passion also in showing you the hidden treasures of our own backyard - The Julian Alps.
Our programs are always connected to the mountains whether it is trekking, ski touring, climbing, freeriding, but they will also involve a cultural aspect through food, customs, local legends and stories to give you a strong sense of where you are while doing your favorite sport in the mountains.
“I believe the mountains can be our best teacher, reminding us to be humble and grateful for the moments of joy and happiness that we experience when we are amongst them”
Born in the heart of the Julian Alps she grew up with the love for the mountains and nature. Skiing, snowboarding, climbing and later BASE jumping in Slovenian mountains progressed in exploring the hidden jewels all over the world. Being fortunate enough to see different countries and conditions people live in made her more responsible to her surroundings. She worked with several NGOs on different projects, organized different cultural, art and sport events in her local community and around the globe, worked as a snowboard instructor , been a part of different sport events and film productions as an athlete as well as a part of the safety management team.
“In the past few years I have joined my passion end experience in creating trips and expeditions that are unique from sport as well as intercultural aspect and I love my job!”
“Life is like skiing. Look around and enjoy every moment regardless conditions.”
Rok grew up in Slovenia with Julian Alps as his backyard. Expeditions to Himalaya started when he was 17, started steep skiing at 15, climbing big walls at 13 and it was a natural progression to BASE jump and to become a mountain guide- a job that feeds his soul. He has been to several climbing expeditions to Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, Nepal and India. He loves mountains also as a landform so he studied geology, but his work was always more human-related. He worked as a ski instructor, alpine instructor, field avalanche reporter, helicopter operator and as a guide all over the world. Lately he spends his summers in The Alps and his winters between Europe and Alaska. He is also a IFMGA instructor for future guides.
“Mountains are my passion. Winter or summer, climbing, flying through the air or skiing, it doesn't matter to me if I am guiding or having fun with friends. I simply get spaced out when I am in the mountains. Guiding for me is not a job - it is a state of mind and a lifestyle.”
Mitja climbs Triglav around 25 times per year, what altogether means, that he climbed it around 200 times in his life. He is member of technical commission by Slovenian mountain guides association and IFMGA instructor. He guides all the ascents in Slovenia, from Triglav normal route to Triglav north face, ice climbing, ski touring, heli skiing…
Born in 1973, Aljaz has been devoted to alpinism for the past 30 years. Being a part of professional climbing teams, brought him to work with Petzl and Mammut as an athlete and equipment tester. He feels best at ice climbing, skiing and mountain biking and likes to share the passion and experience with his guests as a mountain guide.
Luka is a mountain guide aspirant and alpinist from Ljubljana. Luka likes mountains for the broad specter of activities they offer to challenge your body and mind. Climbing in the great ranges is what makes him tick. Learn to enjoy the process of trying not to be an asshole would be the closest thing to a motto he has. No doubt great sense of humor goes with that.
At the age of two he started to ski, and found his life passion. At seventeen years old he made his first steep skiing descent and finally found his favorite way of skiing. Step by step he increased his skills as skier and alpinist, starting with rock climbing, ice and mixed climbing. At the age of 23 he passed the exams to get to Mountain Guide courses, and at 25 I became Aspirant Mountain Guide. As Mountain Guide his specialty is skitouring, freeridng and avalanche safety, last year he has also worked for regional avalanche office (AINEVA FVG) as avalanche observer and tester.
Discovering the mountains from the early age. He started climbing at the age of 15 and slowly it has become a way of life. He decided he did not only want to climb for myself, but to guide others. He successfully finished training of becoming a mountain guide. His mission as a mountain guide is to provide you the safest way to discover the mountains, so that you can explore the vertical world in a different way. He will guide you to more or less populated mountain treads and climbing ruts.