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Ascent to the highest mountain in Slovenia

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Ascent to Triglav
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Triglav (2,864 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the entire Julian Alps. Several routes of varying difficulty lead to the top. We chose an easier route from Rudna Polje through Vodnik's house and Planika's house. The last about 300 m of ascent is still secured by steel ropes.

Triglav 2864 m

Start of the ascent from Rudno field

I have been speculating for a long time whether I can handle this ascent. I found a lot of trips on the internet, mostly from Aljažev's house of ferratama. We were 4. We were looking for accommodation and places that we want to visit in Slovenia and we started planning the ascent to Triglav. Capable tourists will be able to climb in one day. We planned it for two, but I think that our route could be managed in one day … but … We found accommodation near the beautiful Lake Bohinj in the village of Stara Fužina. Before the trip we had the ascent to Triglav planned from Trenta via the Luknja saddle, we wanted to continue to the cottage Koča na Doliču and to the cottage Dom Planika. Stay overnight here and go to the top in the morning and return to the car. But what was it like finding us that it would be very difficult to get to Trenta by car. We would have to go around almost the whole of Slovenia. All that was left was to quickly find another way to the top. We leave very early in the morning and move by car from Fužina to Rudno polje. We pass a large sports ground here and look for a place to park, where we leave the car until the next day – we are doing well in the woods, where other cars are parked. Hard with our backpacks packed for two days, we first set off through the forest, then to Planina Kojščica and up into the mountains. The road leads through the cottage Vodnikov dom, where the last chance is to get drinking water. Around lunch we are at the cottage Dom Planika, we managed it quite quickly and so we are considering an attack on the top today. We snack, we keep our backpacks in the cottage and there is a storm. Such a terrible storm that I was completely sorry for the people who were up on Triglav. Even though the storm passed and the weather was nice again, we left the climb for the morning. We get up at sunrise and set off. We choose the next procedure via Malý Triglav. Here we already meet with safety aids and put on harnesses (yes, some guys can do it without a harness, so I don't: D). There are a lot of people here, more roads and the road from Triglav House to Kredarica connect here. There are so many people that we often stand and wait for the road to clear. According to the markings, the exit from the Planika House should take 1:30 am, but we already have a long delay. Finally, with a very airy route, we get to the top, where the top hiding place awaits us, where about 6 people can hide in bad weather. Unfortunately, the top is shrouded in clouds and the views are poor, rather none. We take a top photo and disappear again the same way, through a crowd of tourists on a secured path, down. The weather is starting to deteriorate again, we are not staying too long at the Planika House and we are returning in the direction of the Vodnikov House. On the way back we are overtaken by a storm and a heavy downpour.

Triglav National Park

Stara Fužina is a village on Lake Bohinj, where we are accommodated.

Triglav National Park
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Mountain Konjščica

Konjščica appeared to us after crossing the forest. Behind this plain, rhododendrons and mountain peaks are already appearing. It is possible to buy milk and cheese here.

Mountain Konjščica
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Mountain Konjščica

From here we will climb. The elevation of our ascent is about 1500 m.

Mountain Konjščica
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Guide house

We already see Vodnik's house, the last place where we get supplies of drinking water. In the distance you can see the top of Triglav and also below it our current travel destination cottage Dom Planika.

Guide house
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Vodnikov house 1805 m above sea level

..here for a short break for a snack

Vodnikov house 1805 m above sea level
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Guide house

We leave Vodnik's house and continue along the way to Dom Planika

Guide house
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

Sometimes a narrow sidewalk … well, I still don't know what the „sidewalk“ to the top is: D

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

A little security aids along the way

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

The sidewalk sometimes alternates with steeper terrain

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

Continuing … weather for 1 *

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

The journey continues with stones and rubble

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika

A little more climb

From Vodnik's house in the direction of cottage Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika

We are approaching the cottage

Cottage Dom Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika pod Triglavom

Cottage at an altitude of 2408 meters above sea level, we will spend the night here, they accommodated us in the back building behind the cottage.

Cottage Dom Planika pod Triglavom
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Cottage Dom Planika

We have the top of Triglav in sight

Cottage Dom Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika

Sunset behind the cottage

Cottage Dom Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika

The sun is rising, we are already waiting for it in front of the cottage

Cottage Dom Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika

Final preparations

Cottage Dom Planika
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Cottage Dom Planika

We set off from the Planika hut to the top of Triglav, first through the rubble and then a secured path

Cottage Dom Planika
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Which way to the top
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Which way to the top

There are two options behind the cottage Planika, we choose the path through Mali Triglav

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

The first rays of the morning and we are already on our way to the top

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

This is just the beginning, I think helmets are a necessity here, harnesses at everyone's dis­cretion.

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

Along the way we see the Triglav House in Kredarica

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

The path leads through a narrow ridge, sometimes it is not secured

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

This is what the secured path to the top looks like

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

Comb with or without protection

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

The route leads up, down and up again :-)

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

Unfortunately, clouds are attacking us

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

On the other hand, still a clear sky

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav

Although it does not look like that, there were a lot of tourists on the route

From the cottage Planika to the top of Triglav
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Triglav peak

… we see for a while, then everything is shrouded in fog :-(

Triglav peak
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Triglav peak 2864 m above sea level

Top photo

Triglav peak 2864 m above sea level
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Triglav peak

Fog all around, unfortunately almost no views, so after a short break we head down

Triglav peak
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The plan is in sight :-)

The clouds are already chasing us … once lightning struck, fortunately far enough away.

The plan is in sight :-)
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At the cottage Planika

Cheerfully already down above the cottage, but we still have a long return trip, unfortunately it rained a lot

At the cottage Planika
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In the cottage Dom Planika

We arrived at the cottage around lunch, the weather was still nice for a while, after the snack we hurried downstairs

In the cottage Dom Planika
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Road through Vodnikov house to the car

We say goodbye and we are glad that we managed to climb, even though the weather on Triglav is unpredictable.

Road through Vodnikov house to the car
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