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Kredarica ski tour from Krma

 
Kredarica ski tour from Krma

Page Type: Route

Location: Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.38330°N / 13.85000°E

Object Title: Kredarica ski tour from Krma

Route Type: Skiing

Season: Spring

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: medium hard

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Created/Edited: Mar 15, 2003 / Mar 21, 2006

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Approach

See the main page of Triglav how to reach Mojstrana village. From there you turn south into the long Krma valley. By the road you reach first Zgornja Radovna village, then Kovinarska kocha (hut) and afterwards (if the road is cleared of snow) the end parking place at about 1000m.

Route Description

In winter and spring from Krma usually one of two possible ski trails go. The first one is by the bottom of the valley, where in summer also the marked path goes, and the other one goes higher over the scree slopes just under the vertical walls of Drashki vrh. The latter is much less safe in case of avalanches (also for skiing).

Both possibilities join in a flat valley, at the foothills of Vernar. The altitude is about 1700m. The hut of this alpine meadow (Planina Zgornja Krma) is situated about 100m higher. To reach Kredarica (always inhabited by the team of meteorologists) from Zgornja Krma there are three main possibilities:

1. Apnenica route. In the flat Zgornja Krma valley we turn sharp right and follow the valley towards north. Because these slopes are very much exposed to the sun, snow conditions might be poor here. Reaching the upper part we find ourselves on a high carst plateau, where we turn left (towards west). Crossing the slopes of Rz and Kredarica we reach the Kredarica hut.

2. By the Shepards hut. Soon after turning north in the Zgornja Krma valley we deter left (westwards) and ascend about 100 meters, where we find a small hut. It is open also in winter, but then it offers only a small, cold bivouac. From the hut we continue the ascent towards west, but soon the trail turns right again (towards north). The slopes here are not very steep, we quickly gain altitude and so reach the slopes below Rz and Kredarica. The terrain turns us left and like in (1) we reach the Kredarica hut.

3. Through Kurica. Above the Shepards hut we clearly see in the western direction a steep couloir. If conditions are good (take care of avalanches!) we can use it to reach Konjski preval, 2020m (Horse saddle). The couloir is up to 40 degrees steep. Reaching Konjski preval we turn north-east, and then north, less steep slopes again lead us below Rz and Kredarica and turning left (westwards) we ascend to the Kredarica hut.

From Krma to Kredarica we need 4-5 hours (1500m).

We can sleep in the Kredarica hut throughout the whole year.

To ascend Triglav in winter conditions we need the complete equipment. In summer this is a ferratta, assured with pegs and steel ropes, which are in winter and spring covered by snow (see pictures on Triglav main page).

Essential Gear

Usual tour ski equipment. To climb the summit of Triglav in winter and spring you need an ice axe, crampons and rope.

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Images

Triglav from Debeli vrhStrong wind on the south...View from the plateau Zgornja...View on Triglav from the tour...View on the south slopes of...Tour skiing to Kredarica hut...Krma - Kredarica mountain ski...
View on Vernar from the tour...On a Triglav ski tour -...