There's not much to be said about the three summits of Vrsaki. Almost nobody ascends them. The highest summit is sometimes ascended by mountaineers, who pass over Hribarice plateau. But as Kanjavec, 2568m, on the other side of the plateau offers far broader panorama, it is understandable that Vrsaki are neglected. From the highest summit it is also possible to ski down to Hribarice plateau.
The name Vrsaki is written with a caron ('little v') above s and is pronounced 'Vrshaki'. In Slovenian language, 'vrsak' is an old, generative name for a summit.
Formally, Vrsaki represent the highest point of Bohinj Group. As Bohinj mountains are rising from Bohinj lake towards the North, as their highest point should normally be treated Kanjavec. But it is usually put into the Triglav Group, with the border between the two on Hribarice plateau and Miseljska dolina (valley).
South of Hribarice plateau a labyrinth-like karst world stretches. In summer it is very hardly passable and even in winter you must carefully ski across it, knowing very well the direction. On the NW side, out of thist karst a mountain ridge rises, consisting of three summits. The highest summit of Vrsaki is just above Hribarice plateau, the other two stretch towards the SW. Their NW walls are steep and rocky, they are falling down into the Valley of Triglav Lakes. But as they are not appropriate for solid climbing, nobody goes up over there. The approaches over the SE slopes are quite easy, you scramble up from the high karst plateau. But the approaches there are long and orientation sometimes difficult. On the South, the Vrsaki ridge finishes with Globoka konta (= Deep Basin). This is an important orientation point on winter ski tours, as there you need to find a passage down to Laz alpine meadow. On the other side of Globoka konta, there's already the ridge of Vogli, 2327m.
I found no descriptions about the ascents on the three summits of Vrsaki. The highest one can be scrambled directly from Hribarice plateau, for the other two it is said (and from the distance also looks so) that the SE slopes are quite easy.
Below the NW faces of Vrsaki a marked path goes from below Hribarice on Vratca pass, 2190m, and further down to Za Kopico valley. This passage is also used in times of tour skiing, but requires good conditions.
Tour skiing. I did the skiing from the highest summit of Vrsaki. Just on top there was a steep, at that time also a bit rocky passage, where some sliding was needed, the rest below was easy. I believe, that also the other two summits can be done with skis. Only that nobody does that, because everyone goes on the far more rewarding summit of Kanjavec. From the Valley of Triglav Lakes you can ascend Vratca pass - between Zelnarica and Zadnji Vogel. The aim is to ski further down on Bohinj alpine pastures. This passage crosses the steep NW slopes below Vrsaki walls. As these slopes are oriented towards the NW, usually on a morning ascent the passage is hard and requires a full winter equipment. Below the SE slopes of Vrsaki you can easilly ski from Hribarice (for example on a Kanjavec ski tour) down towards the South. So you reach Globoka konta, from where you proceed on Laz meadow.
For the broader overview, see the Julian Alps page and the Bohinj Group page!
In Bohinj valley we arrive by car, bus or train from Bled (by train also from Gorizia).
From the main Bohinj valley (Stara Fuzina village) we can drive by car towards north into Voje valley. After 2 km there's a crossroad, where we take the left forrest road. It takes us through Suha valley to Planina Blato (alpine pasture), 1147m. There's a big parking place. In summer, the road through Suha valley needs to be paid.
Julijske Alpe - Vzhodni del (Eastern part). Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:50000.
Julijske Alpe - Triglav. Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:20000.
Red TapeThe mountain is in the Triglav National Parc.
In summer, for the road from Voje valley trough Suha valley up to Blato alpine pasture you should pay toll.
Huts and CampingThe nearest huts are:
Koca na Planini pri Jezeru, 1453m, (041)901 999, (050) 632738,
Zasavska koca on Prehodavci Pass, 2071m, Tel.: +386(0)50 614781 +386(0)41 844776,
Vodnikov dom on Velo polje, 1817m, +386(0)51 607 211,
Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih, 1685m, (01)5721475, (050) 615235. Standing by Dvojno jezero (Double Lake) in the famous Valley of Triglav Lakes,
Trzaska Koca na Dolicu, 2151m, (050) 614780.
Official camping place is in Bohinj valley - here is the link to the tourist web site.
When To Climb
In summer and autumn - the best months are July to October. In good conditions - you need a good visibility first of all - Vrsaki can be reached with skis. The best months for tour skiing are March to May.
For weather see here.
Even better site is wunderground - here's the direct link to Kredarica station, 2515m (below Triglav summit).