Rating The Tour
This is a hard ski tour. Some parts are steep and exposed. The tour should not be done in hard snow. In the Javornik ravine there's a big danger of avalanches. In good conditions the tour offers a great experience!
0. General. From 650m to 2132m, exposition SW. Below 600m of light forests, above a steep, broad ravine and an airy summit slope.
1. Effort. 1500m, 4-5h for ascent
2. Power. 3 - walk-up with skis and on foot
3. Psyche. 4 - hard. Exposed and steep (ca. 35+ deg.) upper part.
4. Orientation. 3 - medium (to Javornik), above it's easy.
ApproachSee the main page how to reach the Povlje village. In winter and spring we need to park in the village, while in summer and autumn a forrest road ascend some 100m higher.
From Povlje we follow the cart-road, ascending towards the north. Where it starts crossing horizontally towards the left, we leave it, following the marked path towards Velika Poljana and Javornik. After some 20 minutes also this marked path branches. We choose the right path. Ascending through a light forrest we cross the slopes more and more towards the right (NE). After 1h 30min we come out of a forrest. Above us we see the hut on Javornik meadow.
From Javornik we follow the valley (ravine) all the time towards the north-east. Orientation is simple, but we need to take care of avalanches. In case of an unstable snow everything goes down into this ravine. Ascending is also steep. We can do it with skis, but higher, we continue with skis on rucksack. So we reach the summit rocks of Storzic. The terrain turns us right and gets even steeper. We are heading towards a small saddle in the SW ridge (the ridge, running on our right).
From the saddle in the SW ridge we ascend towards the summit, but must soon start crossing the slopes on the right, eastern side. These slopes are exposed to the sun, but are very steep. After crossing them, only the last meters to the highest point must be done.