Climber, mountaineer, mountain guide and entrepreneur
Date of birth
Rock Climbing since
1990(33 years)
Mountaineering since
2000(23 years)
With Kailas since

Aleš Česen is passionate about mountaineering and rock climbing. He enjoys challenging himself and is particularly drawn to extreme expeditions and technical ascents. He constantly seeks new routes and has left his climbing tracks in famous mountain ranges such as the Alps, the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, the Karakoram Range, and the Himalayas. For Aleš Česen, mountaineering is not just a sport but a means of exploration - exploring nature and discovering oneself.

He loves his profession as a mountain guide because it allows him to do what he excels at and share his passion for climbing with others. At the same time, he also desires to pursue climbing purely for himself - pushing his limits and engaging in technical ascents either with friends or on solo endeavors. Climbing is not just a hobby for Aleš Česen; it is his sole way of life.

Golden Ice Axe

In 2015, Aleš Česen, along with Marko Prezelj and Luka Lindic, was awarded the Golden Ice Axe for their first ascent of the northern face of Hugshu Peak (6,657 meters) in the Kisthwar region of India. The climb was rated as ED (extremely difficult) with sections of 70°-90° gradient.


  • 2018 Karakoram – North ridge on Latok I (7145 m / 23 442 ft)
  • 2017 Indian Himalaya (Kishtwar) – New route on North Ridge of P6013 (6038 m / 19 809 ft)
  • 2017 Indian Himalaya (Kishtwar) – New route on Arjuna (6250 m / 20 505 ft), 2nd ascent of the summit, 1st in alpine style
  • 2017 Many difficult ice climbs and mixed climbs in Alberta and British Columbia
  • 2016 Nepal, Khumbu – SW ridge on Ama Dablam (6812 m / 22349 ft)
  • 2016 Karakoram – Austrian route on Broad Peak (8051 m / 26 414 ft)
  • 2016 Karakoram – NW ridge on Gasherbrum IV (7925 m / 26 001 ft)
  • 2015 Alaska, Denali National Park – SW ridge on Mt Frances
  • 2015 Alaska, Denali National Park – W couloir on Kahiltna Queen
  • 2015 Alaska, Denali National Park – French route in N face on Mt Hunter
  • 2014 Indian Himalaya (Zanskar) – New route on Lagan (5750 m / 18865 ft), TD-
  • 2008 Charakusa Valley (Karakorum) – Second ascent of the Anderson-House-Prezelj route (ED, 6c, M6, 2200 m) on K7 West (6858 m / 22 500 ft)