I have been a licensed IFMGA mountain guide since 2003 and the President of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association from 2009 to 2013.
For many years, I have been working extensively in the Western Alps in all seasons. I guide international clients to Mont Blanc and other mountains for about 150 days every year.
I started going to the mountains very early as a child, reaching Triglav, the highest peak in my home country, when I was just 7 years old. During primary school, I was also a part of the local mountaineering club, while I started doing some more difficult climbing in high school. In my 20s, I joined the mountain rescue team in Kranjska Gora, of which I have been a member since 1994.
All of us Mont Blanc guides are licensed under IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations), which is the highest possible education a mountain guide can have. To obtain this certification, we had to have multiple years of intense alpinism experience before applying for the IFMGA training, which takes an additional 5 years to complete.
But the education doesn’t get there — an IFMGA guide spends the whole life upgrading their skillset and perfecting their craft. The emblem of the IFMGA guarantees that your guide has a valid license, the highest possible knowledge and the appropriate insurance for guiding clients around the mountains of the world.
We have accumulated more than 15 years of experience in the mountains around Chamonix. The Mont Blanc massif is our second home, and we know it like the back of our hand. Our focus on the client makes our expeditions to Mont Blanc have a high success rate, with only about a third derailed by the weather.
We experienced it in many different conditions, on many different routes, so we always know what to expect. This way, we can ensure you are as safe and confident on your climb as possible and significantly raise the likelihood of summiting Mont Blanc.
The base of our tours is Chamonix, the mecca of mountaineering in the Western Alps. Because it is surrounded by some of the highest peaks of the Alps, thousands of mountaineers visit it every year. Our guides are there at least from June until September, during the Mont Blanc climbing season.
Some are there in other months too, exploring the vast area with endless alpinism opportunities. The knowledge gained is extremely valuable if we must cancel the ascent of Mont Blanc in case of bad weather. We can then adjust your week with other mountaineering options and make your expedition just as exciting.
The most challenging aspects of the Mont Blanc climbing trip are certainly the physical preparation in the months prior and the climb to the summit itself. We want you to focus your attention on these two facets and worry as little as possible about everything else. That’s why we take care of the organization of the whole expedition. We book the huts, we take care of the transfers — You only have to come prepared and follow our lead.
We are also there for you if you are missing any mountaineering equipment — You can rent the technical gear from us. If you want, we can also help you buy the right equipment in one of the many sports stores in Chamonix.
For most of you, a climb of Mont Blanc will be the biggest mountaineering event of your life up to that point. That’s why we are that much more honoured if you choose us to accompany you on this experience of a lifetime. We’ll make sure that it’s just that.
Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to climb Mont Blanc and book your spot. Adventure awaits you!