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Begunjski vrh
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Begunjski vrh

 
Begunjski vrh

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.39028°N / 13.85500°E

Object Title: Begunjski vrh

Activities: Hiking, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 8074 ft / 2461 m

 

Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Dec 1, 2004 / Jan 11, 2010

Object ID: 153399

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Overview

Begunjski vrh is just a nice balcony - a lookout peak for Triglav and its great north wall. All right, it's also start of a nice ridge, stretching towards Cmir and it also has a nice, steep and high north wall, which is part of the famous barrier, which continues from Triglav's north wall towards Cmir, but the mountaineering importance of this peak is not a big one. It serves also as a 'home summit' for mountaineers who are staying in Valentin Stanic hut and is thus frequently visited. As an independent goal of a tour it may serve in early spring, when tour skiers ascend through the hidden valley Za Cmirom (Behind Cmir) - then some may visit its summit and do a downhill on the same day.

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Getting There


Triglav subgroup with the main summits and huts.

For the general orientation see the Julian Alps group page and the Triglav subgroup page!

For all ascents on Begunjski vrh you drive in one of Triglav Group valleys from Mojstrana - usually in Vrata. The parking place in Vrata valley is just before Aljazev dom (hut), while for the ascent through the valley behind Cmir you need to park at Turkov rovt (alpine meadow). The other option to reach Stanic hut is Kot valley or Krma valley.

Normal Ascent


Begunjski vrh and its routes

The normal ascent goes from Begunjska vratca (saddle), 2341m, where Begunjski vrh is attached to the neighbouring ridge of Vrbanove spice. From V. Stanic hut /see the Triglav Group page how to reach it) we reach the saddle in a few minutes. From the saddle the marke path takes us over scree slopes towards west and in less than 20 minutes we reach the summit.

Although the north-west face is a high rock wall there are no well known harder climbs. Actually over these slopes one of the most frequented marked and secured paths from Vrata to Triglav goes - Tominskova pot (named by a famous climber Stanko Tominsek).

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Skiing from the summit requires quite some care. First few turns must be done on a steep slope, which a few meters below finishes with a complete vertical abyss. Falling or even sliding here means certain death. Soon we cross towards left on broad eastern slopes, where skiing is a pure joy.

Red Tape

The mountain is in the Triglav National Parc, otherwise no limitations.

When To Climb

In summer and autumn - the best months are July to October.

For weather see here.

Even better site is wunderground - here's the direct link to Kredarica station, 2515m (below Triglav summit).

Camping

Camping in Triglav National Parc is prohibited. In Vrata valley there are frequent checks for offenders. Mountain huts in neighbourhood are:

Triglavski dom na Kredarici, 2515m, (04) 2023181,
Stanicev dom, 2332m, (050) 614772,
Aljazev dom v Vratih, 1015m, (04) 5891030, (031) 384011, (031) 384013.

Images

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