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Ascent to Pogačnikov Dom

View of the Bloody River valley

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Ascent to Pogačnikov Dom
Inserted: 10.12.2017
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Pogačnikov House is located near Trenta and is widely used by tourists and climbers. You can sleep on it and it is a good connection, as a starting point for Triglav and other hikes. Pogačnikov has an altitude of 2050m. nm On the way to it is possible to see the remains of World War I. It offers great views of the surrounding mountains and the valley of the Sochi River, nicknamed the Bloody River. Although this is a large elevation gain, it is not as challenging as other outputs. You need to take water. There is only 1 well along the way

Ascent to Pogačnikov Dom

Pogačnikov House is located near Trenta and is widely used by tourists and climbers. You can sleep on it and it is a good connection, as a starting point for Triglav and other hikes. Pogačnikov has an altitude of 2050m. nm On the way to it is possible to see the remains of World War I. It offers great views of the surrounding mountains and the valley of the Sochi River, nicknamed the Bloody River. Although this is a large elevation gain, it is not as challenging as other outputs. You need to take water. There is only 1 well along the way. We leave the parking lot near Trenta. After about 10 minutes, the road takes us to the signpost, where it shows 3.5 hours to Pogačnikov Dom. After another 15 minutes of climbing we will reach the supply cable car to Pogačnikov Dom and here we will see the ascent again for 3.5 hours, so it was clear to us that 3.5 hours for ordinary tourists will be a myth and that the journey will take much longer. The advantage is that the climb is not so extreme and especially in the morning the rocks where the climb is located in the shade. During the ascent and good observation, I saw the remains of World War I, where shelters were carved in the mountains. I guess the cannons were hiding here. The path we are taking is not so popular with tourists and there is a possibility, so along the way they will see chamois or ibex. In 3/4 of the outlet there is the only well where water can be drawn. Which flows out of the Lower Lake. From here it is a short walk to Pogačnikov Dom. As a reward above is a beautiful view of the surroundings, especially the valley of the river Sochi. Which was named during World War I Bloody River. 2 million soldiers were killed or wounded in the fighting for this valley. Among them were Czechoslovak soldiers, who also have their cemeteries here, and among Slovenes, Czechs are welcome guests. To this day, there are folk songs, such as the War of Italy. At Pogačnik's House there is the possibility of refreshments and overnight stays, before traveling to Triglav, Vršič or others. The way up took us 4.5 hours and the way down took about 3.5 hours.

Output map

The ascent and descent start at some 17 km with an elevation gain of 2800 meters.

Output map
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We are at the beginning

View from the supply cable car

We are at the beginning
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Road from the forest

As we got out of the forest, the peaks of the mountains peeked out at us.

Road from the forest
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The first view of the Soča river

About halfway through this view offers a view of the valley.

The first view of the Soča river
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It's still a mess

Extreme heat and yet a long way to go

It's still a mess
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Panorama of the valley and roads

Traversing makes half way up

Panorama of the valley and roads
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Lower lake

The lower lake is suitable for relaxation or lunch.

Lower lake
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Road to Triglav

If we cross this pass, the road to Triglav will open

Road to Triglav
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Remnants of war

It is necessary to keep your eyes open and watch the unnatural. Here you can see a niche in one mountain, which probably served in the First World War, as a position for artillerymen who blasted the river valley.

Remnants of war
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Pogačnikov Dom

The local Koča at Pogačnik's House

Pogačnikov Dom
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Panoramas

Triglav could already be seen to the left behind the massif

Panoramas
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View of the Bloody River

From Pogačnik's House there is a beautiful view of the landscape and at the same time one can imagine what happened here 100 years ago.

View of the Bloody River
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Reunion with an ibex

We had the opportunity to meet with a ibex.

Reunion with an ibex
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Chamois

A little lower than the chamois met us

Chamois
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Way down

The last rays lick the peaks of the mountains

Way down
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