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Tolminski Kuk

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Primorska - Gorenjska, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.26110°N / 13.75620°E

Object Title: Tolminski Kuk

County: Slovenia

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 6841 ft / 2085 m

 

Page By: alex_vega, tynishaphotography

Created/Edited: Sep 29, 2007 / Oct 2, 2012

Object ID: 342025

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Overview

Tolminski Kuk with 2085 meters ( 6841 feet ) is highest mountain of South Bohinj Range and with Podrta gora ( 2061m ), Vrh nad Skrbino ( 2054m ), Zeleni vrh ( 2052m ) and Bogatin ( 2008m ) combines group of mountains where South Bohinj Ridge outgrows for Julian Alps " magic " two thousand meters of altitude.
It is mighty mountain of pyramidal form, which is characteristic for almost all mountains of this beautiful ridge. Nice view on mountain is from Komna plateu, from summit of Tolminski Migovec ( 1881m ),from summit of Vrh nad Skrbino ( 2054m ) from summit of Zabiski Kuk ( 1841m ) and from Krn group.
Interesting, although it is highest summit of South Bohinj Ridge and is relatively easily accesible mountain has little visitors. But differently is in winter, when he have visitors because of ski mountaineering
Tolminski Kuk ( 2085m )....
Tolminski Kuk from summit of Vrh nad Skrbino


View from summit is fantastic:
on Triglav
and his group ,Bohinj group, Krn group toward the north-west in front of us, part of Julian Prealps toward west, Kanin group toward the north, Karavanke / Karawanken toward the east and Kamnik/Steiner Alps toward the south-east, of course on practically entire South Bohinj Range and if you have luck far on the Adriatic see toward the south-west.






Cave system below Tolminski Migovec
by Vid Pogachnik

In 2012 the cave system Migovec "became" the longest in Slovenia. The international team found connection between two systems, each long around 12.000 meters. Altogether now the discovered length of system is 24.900 meters, which is more than the famous Postojna cave. And chances to discover more space underground are very promising. Those who were underground say that it's a wonder that this mountain is still standing. Regarding the vertical depth the system is however still missing a few meters to reach the "magical" 1000 meters.

Getting There

 
Tolminske Ravne - a small...
Tolminske Ravne
Tolminski Kuk can be reached from the south and from the north. From the south you follow the dreamy beautiful valley of Soca river. You will nowhere in Europe find a river of a such light blue colour. Town Tolmin and Soca valley can be reached from the south ( from Italy via Gorizia, from Slovenia via Idrija or Ajdovscina ) or from the north ( over Vrsic Pass from Sava valley or over Predel pass from Tarvisio ). It's also possible to arrive there from the west, from Udine over the Ucja/Uccea pass or from Udine via Cividale and then over Stupizza pass - these routes are reaching Tolmin. You turn in town per a local road to village Zabce and than to village Tolminske Ravne. Tolmin - Zabce - Tolminske Ravne = 10 km 
Srednja vas and the South Bohinj Range
Upper Bohinj valley


Route by Via Michelin - click here

From the north the Bohinj valley can be reached by a good road from the well known tourist resort of Bled. We drive from Ribcev Laz round road along wonderful Bohinj lake to the parking place nearby koca pri Savici ( hut at Savica ), 653m. To here is also good bus connection.

Route by Via Michelin - click here

View from summit

360° panorama from summit.
360° panorama ....
Panorama....

Routes overview

 
Komna plateau offers...
Komna plateu
- from koca pri Savici ( hut at Savica ), 653m : Go by marks towards dom na Komni ( hut on Komna ), 1520m. To here 2h30min. From here go by marks toward planina ( mountain pasture ) za Migovcem, 1631m. Than you achieve saddle Skrbina, 1910 and from here go by marks toward the north-west. Below Zeleni vrh ( 2061m ) you have 2 paths. One lead you to summit of Zeleni vrh and then you reach summit of Tolminski Kuk. Second is unmarked path and lead you around summit of Zeleni vrh to summit of Tolminski Kuk ( 2085m ). Nice ski tour in winter till saddle Skrbina!
 
View from ...
From Skrbina saddle

Time Required : koca pri Savici - dom na Komni - Skrbina saddle - Tolminski Kuk - dom na Komni - koca pri Savici = 8-9 hours
( advisably sleep in hut dom na Komni )


 
Nice view to ..
From path to planina ( mountain pasture ) Razor
- from koca na planini ( hut on mountain pasture ) Razor ( 1315m ): Go by marks toward the north. First you rich Kopecko ( 1541m ) plateu than at first crossroads you go at left. At second crossroads you go at right and reach saddle Skrbina ( 1910m ). From here go by marks toward the north-west. Below Zeleni vrh ( 2061m ) you have 2 paths. One lead you to summit of Zeleni vrh and then you reach summit of
Tolminski Kuk. Second is unmarked path and lead you around summit of Zeleni vrh to summit of Tolminski Kuk ( 2085m ).
Nice ski tour in winter!
 
Vrh konte ( 2014m ) ....
On way...

Time Required : koca na planini Razor - Skrbina saddle - Tolminski Kuk - koca na planini Razor = 6-7 hours


- from Razor meadow - click here

- from Kal - click here

 
On the main crest between Kuk...
On the main crest between Kuk (behind) and Veliki Bogatin
- Traversing South Bohinj Range : ( summit of Tolminski Kuk engaged )
click here



Maps:

- Bohinjsko jezero z okolico ( Bohinj lake with surroundings ), Planinska Zveza Slovenije. 1:25000 - very good map !
- Julijske Alpe, zahodni del (western part), Planinska Zveza Slovenije. 1:50000
- Posocje, Planinska Zveza Slovenije. 1:50000
- or interactive map - click here
View from Komna plateu ....
From Komna plateu..

Red Tape

 
Perfect climber ( chamois ) ....
Perfect climber...
 
Leontopodium alpinum ....
Planika
Tolminski Kuk
is in Triglav national park. There are no restraints practically. We beg you,that you keep nature intact, don't pick up flowers. Garbages also don't fit on mountains ;-)

When To Climb, Huts and Accommodations


Panoramic view ..
View from Krnica valley...

Tolminski Kuk can be reached in all seasons. In winter you need to be careful, because of the possibility of avalanches or iced slopes. Unannounced thunderstorms or fog require a necessary precaution also in summer.
 
Tolminski Kuk (  2085m )...
From Krnica valley...

Huts:

- koca na planini ( hut on mountain pasture ) Razor, 1315m
- koca pri Savici ( hut at Savica ), 653m
- koca pod Bogatinom ( hut below Bogatin ), 1513m
- dom na Komni ( hut on Komna ), 1520m

Accommodations :

- Tolmin side - click here
- Bohinj side - click here

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