The previous day, I had seen the peak from Trenta, and my map showed a route to the summit, so I decided to have a go at it.
In the morning, I went up to Pogacnikov Dom. When I got there, the staff was still trying to recover from last night: the refuge has 85 beds, but a record 155 people had snown up, mostly without reservation, and people had been sleeping all over the place!
The summit of Pihavec was in a cloud, so I waited a couple of hours, then went out anyway. I went slowly, hoping that the cloud would lift. Until almost on the summit, I was below it, but alas, no view on the top.
From the refuge, it looked like a very difficult hike, but as it turned out, there was just one tricky section secured by a steel cable, where, on going up, I used my via ferrata set. Knowing the route, on the way down I didn't bother.
We stayed at Pogacnik hut, and one afternoon we climbed Pihavec.It was late, the shadows were long, and place looked dangerous, I was happy that there were no people to throw down the rocks, it seemed inevitable.We met a lot of chamois, poor creatures had some fur disease, it was falling out in patches.Marvellous views.Next time we attempted to climb it from Luknja, a hommage to Tine Mihelic it was anniversary of his death, I joined his filharmonic friends.There was a snowstorm, so we just lighted some candles on the place where he did not wake up anymore.We did not summit.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."