What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER?

If you complete any distance of HIGHLANDER successfully, you will receive a unique experience to remember every time you look up in the sky, lifetime friends, a hard-earned HIGHLANDER Title, Pin, Patch, and Certificate.


What is the cutoff time?

This is a backpacking adventure, not a race. The cutoff time for Hercules is 26.06.2024 at 5pm and for Pegasus 24.06.2024 at 6pm.


Will HIGHLANDER take place in the event of bad/inclement weather?




How do I register?

To register for the event, complete the registration form on the event website.

Payments are made online only using a debit or credit card.

Capacity is limited, make sure you don't miss your slot and register now for the Adventure of a Lifetime! Check the prices and what they include.


How can I register as a Team?

You can register as a team using Team registration 3+1:

  • 3+1 means that the team of 4 is registered - 3 registrations are purchased and 1 is complimentary.
  • Choose a member of your team that will make the purchase of the whole group. Congratulations, you are now a Team Captain. During the purchase, you are asked to name the team and make a password.
  • You share the name and the password with the other 3 people in your team, that register as Team Members.
  • Team Members register with a price of €0 but need Team's name and password in order to register.
  • The maximum in 3+1 is 4 people. There can be less, but not more. In case of fewer people, the group is not entitled to the price deduction.


Transfer/Withdrawal/ Deferral process:

Please find all relevant information here.


Can someone else register for me?

No, all participants must come to the Check-in in person during the Check-in open hours, present their ID and personally sign the event waiver.


Is there a minimum age to participate?

Minors are permitted at the event with a parent/guardian. Please download the document attached below, complete the document with the necessary information and save it as a PDF. Once you complete the registration and the payment for a parent/guardian and a minor, please, contact the organizer at to send the PDF file and get further instructions.

Consents for Minor to participate:

●     HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps

●     HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps


I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?

The confirmation email is automatically sent after submitting the payment. Check your inbox and spam folders, and if confirmation is not found, please contact


How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?

If this is your first time registering for an event on the platform, you will create an Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.

  • Log in to    
  • Scroll through the list of registered events
  • Choose “Edit Registration Information”
  • Make changes to custom questions etc.  
  • Save changes

If you need to change other information (such as an email address), please contact


What is the check-in procedure?

All participants must register in person at the event before the start to collect the Participant´s Kit and food. We do not send out the Participant´s Kit by mail. You will also receive an email with Registration Check-in information one week before the event.


Will you be providing transportation to the Check-in and/or Start?

Arrival to start is in the participants' own organization; we will gather some RECOMMENDATIONS under the tab TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION.


I will be staying in Slovenia after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?

No. The Organizer will only provide transportation to Bohinjska Bistrica. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility.



What food is provided?

It depends on you and your body. For each participant, the Organizer will provide camping food, distributed at checkpoints. There is a specific field in the registration form that includes diet preferences. A vegetarian option will be available at all checkpoints. Vegan and gluten-free options, however, will not be available.

 We all have unique eating habits and feel full at different rates so if you think you need additional food / have a special diet, please bring it with you.

If you are participating with your dog, please bear in mind dog food is not provided.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, however, take into consideration:  

  •  The route is demanding for dogs; there can be a heath and rocky path. Please reconsider if your dog is used to walking terrain like that.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • There is no extra registration fee.
  • You should carry the dog food with you and an appropriate amount of water
  • Please note: dogs must be used to sleep in crowds and not make noises during the night


Can I bring my drone?

We are aware some of you might want to capture your Adventure of a Lifetime by using a drone, however, we have to point out that drones are not allowed by state law.


What type of clothing should I pack?

Make sure you have clothes for cold and wet weather and also for hot summer days. Showers, fog patches, strong winds, and long periods of sunshine are only a few weather conditions to expect.

You will start in the Alpine and finish in the Sub-Mediterranean climate. This means you might see anything from sleet to summer temperatures of 30ºC. We recommend you check the weather forecast daily. 




I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register?

I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Julian Alps is a challenge that requires preparation but you don’t need to be an experienced mountaineer. You need to be in good physical condition, used to hiking. Technically the Hercules route is easy, however in a short part in Day 1, the route is partly demanding (if you feel uncertain in partly demanding routes, contact organiser for alternative).


How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Julian Alps?

All participants should be physically prepared to tackle the route smoothly. We advise up to 200 km of light backpacking in the months before HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail. Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with 5-7 kg and increase 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk comfortably in your backpacking shoes and break them in prior to the event.

Find more information on how to get ready here.


Is there a cellular service on the course?

There is cellular service on most of the route but not all the time.


How difficult is it to stay on the trail?

Most hiking trails in the Julian Alps are marked very well. It is important to adhere to markers and official hiking trails. CHECKPOINTS with trained staff are 20-25 km apart. Always keep a map in hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.


Do I have to stop at each checkpoint?

You have to collect all checkpoint stamps. Checkpoints are open at specific times. During the checkpoints’ working hours, our staff will help you obtain your HIGHLANDER checkpoint stamp, water, and food. Please know that if you don’t manage to get the checkpoint stamp, you are disqualified and are not entitled to the HIGHLANDER Title, Pin, Patch, or Certificate. Checkpoint stamp collection is the sole responsibility of the participant.


Do I have to set up my tent close to checkpoints?

YES; at checkpoints, there will be adesignating sleeping area. If you cannot reach the checkpoint, you can bivouac outside of checkpoints, but not in inhabited areas.


Will you be designating sleeping areas?

Designated bivouacking sites are on the Checkpoints for each HIGHLANDER format or in close vicinity, and you are required to camp on these sites.


Can I sleep in mountain lodges or huts?

No. Sleeping is only permitted in tents and in sleeping bags which are mandatory HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants. Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true backpacking adventure.


Are hiking poles a good idea?

A great idea, if you are used to hiking with them!


What if I have gear trouble?

Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues.


Can I share my gear with other participants?

Yes. Participants sharing equipment must inform the organizing staff at the Check-in. Gear that can be shared includes the required tents, iso butane/alcohol stoves, compasses, and first aid kits.

Participants sharing the required gear must cross the finish line within a time difference of no more than 30 minutes from the first to the last group member.

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