Climb up the highest point of Slovenia from the north in 1 day: “The Triglav” using three Via Ferratas (B, I)
The tour starts at the parking at the end of the (gravel) road towards the Vrata valley (GPS: 46.412087, 13.845837) and follows first the hiking trail through the valley, passing by the Aljažev dom (hut). Just before the carabiner-monument, the tour crosses the riverbed and follows the Tominškova Pot. The trail first ascents steeply and then becomes an easy but fairly exposed Via Ferrata (B, I-) – allowing exciting views towards the north-face of Triglav. At the end of the Via Ferrata, the trail joins the Pot cez Prag (which is then used later for the descent) for a few meters upwards and then turns right towards the Triglavski dom (hut). After a short break, the ascents towards the summit is done via the Zavarovana Plezalna Pot Via Ferrata (A/B, I-).
The descent is done via the same route back to the Triglavski dom and then following the trail back to the Pot cez Prag which is then used for the descent (A/B, I) back into the Vrata valley and back to the parking.
|00:00||Start at the parking lot Vrata valley (GPS: 46.412087, 13.845837) and follow the trail westwards towards Aljažev dom.|
|00:10||Pass by Aljažev dom and continue following the trail towards Tominškova Pot.|
|00:15||At the crossing, turn left, cross the riverbed and following the marked trail Tominškova Pot. The trail becomes pretty quickly steep and requires some basic climbing skills (UIAA I). Exposed parts are protected via cables, iron rungs and other climbing aids (Via Ferrata Cat. B). The trail is very well marked using red-white dots or red markings.|
|02:55||At the crossing with Pot cez Prag, keep straight ahead and follow the steep and very slippery trail through the scree field up to the already visible crossing.|
|03:05||At the crossing, turn right and follow the trail towards Triglavski dom.|
|04:00||Well deserved (quick) break ( ) at Triglavski dom.|
|04:30||Follow the trail eastwards towards Triglav summit via the Zavarovana Plezalna Pot. Prepare for several stops as the route follows most of the time the ridge, is very narrow but super crowded.|
|05:20||Pass by Mali Triglav and continue following the trail up to the summit.|
|05:50||Enjoy the amazing scenic surround view from the highest point of Slovenia: Mount Triglav! Take time to make pictures () and enjoy the nature, indeed best enjoyed with a self-brought refreshment ().
Tip: In high season, a local is selling chilled drinks at the top!
|06:00||Descend back towards Triglavski dom hut on the same way like the ascent (via the Zavarovana Plezalna Pot).|
|07:20||A second well deserved break ( ) at Triglavski dom to gain energy for the descent.|
|07:40||Hike back towards Pot cez Prag on the same way as the ascent (follow the trail northwards).|
|08:35||At the crossing, turn left into the Pot cez Prag and follow the trail down through the slippery scree field.|
|08:45||At the crossing with Tominškova Pot, keep left and follow the marked Pot cez Prag trail downwards. The trail has some steep but protected climbing parts (Via Ferrata)!|
|10:50||At the crossing back in the valley, turn right and follow the trail which directly leads back to the parking.|
|11:25||Pass by again Aljažev dom and follow the forest road back to the parking.|
|11:35||Back at the parking, end of the tour!|
At a glance
|– UIAA Level (Climbing)|
|– Via Ferrata Category|
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|Best time in the year|