OverviewMonte Chiampon / Veliki Karman, to which our mountain belongs, was already written on the pages of Monte Postoucicco / Postovčič, the easternmost high summit of the range and Monte Chiampon / Veliki Karman, the westernmost summit. Cuel di Lanis / Lanež is the third summit, counting from the east. Between Monte Postoucicco/Postovčič and it there is also a summit of almost equal altitude, called Monte Laschiplas / Laški plaz. The southern slopes of all these mountains are high, very steep and rocky on top. The northern slopes are much lower, rocky only on top. From the summit of Cuel di Lanis / Lanež towards the north a side ridge goes, but it soon gets lost in forrests.
The whole area is mostly abandoned, you will rarely meet there anybody. The summit of Cuel di Lanis / Lanež is easilly reachable, over its NE grassy slope the marked Alta via CAI Gemona comes. The route continues towards the west, but it is difficult and very rarely done. Browsing web pages and logs I havent met so far a description from anyone who would continue by this route. So, the majority of visitors only come from Tazaoro / Tam za goro alpine meadow directly on top, or they do a round tour by the main ridge over Monte Postoucicco/Postovčič.
In times of mountain spring or in autumn the ascent on Cuel di Lanis / Lanež is very recommended. You will find there beautiful nature and the views around are very broad. See also the page of Monte Postoucicco/Postovčič!
Getting ThereThere is basically only one suitable trailhead for ascents on Cuel di Lanis / Lanež. From the sources of Torre/Ter river (restaurant) we can drive on towards the west by a narrow, a bit deteriorated, asphalt road. On the altitude of some 810 m a cart-road deters left, towards Casera Tacia/Tace (ex alpine meadow). There we can park (option No. 1). If we drive on some 500 meters, we can see inscriptions for the marked path No. 729, deterring left. There's the second option to park and start the tour. The last option is another 500 meters up the road, where on Plan di Tapou/Topol it is closed for public traffic. There is a big parking place. But continuing by the road (on foot) towards Tacia saddle, 1080 m, woud lead us much around, so better start on one of the two options below.
Coming on top from the southern side would be difficult. From the village of Cesariis/Podbrdo the passage over the mountain range goes quite towards the east. You can reach Dolina notch from there and then continue by the main ridge. For a return you would then descend on Tazaoro / Tam za goro meadow and need to go up on Dolina notch again. It was mentioned that west of Cuel di Lanis / Lanež there is a passage over the mountain range in the area of Siroke Dolegne / Široke doline. The route should start in the village of Pers/Breg, but nothing like it is drawn on the otherwise very good and detailed Tabacco map. Perhaps today only locals know where the passage goes.
And the third option, to come on Cuel di Lanis / Lanež from the west by Alta via CAI Gemona is also unsuitable. Not only because of a hard route, but also because of poor possibilities how to return to the car below Sella Foredor / Predol.
route till Monte Postoucicco / Postovčič is described on a separate page, the continuation of the ridge route on another page (here).
Map: Tabacco No. 027: Canin - Val Resia - Parco Naturale Prealpi Giulie. 1:25000.
Red TapeNo special restrictions in the area.
Mountain Huts and BivouacsThere are no official huts in this area. On Tazaoro / Tam za goro alpine meadow there are two huts standing, but they are closed. In emergency we might perhaps be able to overnight there.
When To Climb?Do the tour on Cuel di Lanis / Lanež in dry seasons, from June to November. In winter the aree must be completely abandoned. In the upper parts of the mountain in good conditions skiing might be very nice (from the summit down to Tazaoro / Tam za goro meadow), but the whole tour will be long, starting by the source of Torre/Ter, 540 m.
Your Help Needed
Do you have any data about winter acsents?
Do you know any more direct southern ascent(s)?