Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
7851 ft / 2393 m
Created On: Nov 16, 2004
Last Edited On: Jan 11, 2010
Geographical structure: Eastern Alps
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is the nice mountain on the start of Vrata valley
. Many mountaineers think that Cmir is Triglav. Because when you look from Mojstrana or from road to Kranjska Gora is the first high mountain and it is in front of Triglav.
In English Cmir is called Tsmeer.
Cmir is located on the NE
side of Triglav
. It is in the middle of Triglav group and it is one of the most important mountains in this section. It is above Vrata valley on the NW
side and its faces are very huge and high. On the E
sides there is the secret valley called Za Cmirom
. It is one of most popular areas for tour skiing. Cmir is connected on the SW
side over SW ridge with another powerful mountain Begunjski vrh
, 2461m. On the north faces of these two mountains is famous feratta on Triglav called Tominskova pot
. Theirs north faces are sequel of Triglav north face.
Cmir is constituted of the main summit and in the NE
ridge is another mountain called Nad Kuhinjo spica
, 2266m, which has beautiful north face. This face is very popular by climbers and has many visitors.
The photos of Cmir on other pages.
Cmir is popular of its NW
face, nice secured marked route over SW
ridge and tour skiing through valley Za Cmirom.
The valley Za Cmirom
is located in the middle of Triglav group and it is in Summer very lonely. But the other story is in Winter when you find there many tour skiers. You can ski there to beginning of June.
Summit panorama Cmir: the Triglav and Razor / Prisojnik Groups. Photo taken by Lioba Stenner. Hide / Show annotations
The map of Triglav group.
The heart of the region is Kranjska Gora
resort town, 84 kilometers from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana
. But you must drive from Kranjska Gora to Mojstrana and then to Vrata valley, which is the main starting point for approach on Cmir.
(Door) is probably the most beautiful alpine valley in Slovenia. It is glacial valley, beginning bellow mighty Triglav and it’s gigantic north wall, spreading towards northeast till Mojstrana village and upper Savska Dolina valley. Powerful creek Triglavska Bistrica runs through it, which source is just bellow Triglav’s Face. Sides of the Vrata valley are very steep and high. Two of the Slovenia’s highest peaks are rising above it. On the north side is Skrlatica
(2740m) while on the south is Triglav
(2864m) and many other above 2500m. View on Triglav’s 1200m high and few kilometers wide north face is one of the most impressive in whole of the Alps!
If you want to reach Ljubljana by plane check a timetable on the site of Adria Airways
, a national airline.
From Ljubljana buses depart towards Kranjska Gora every 60 minutes.
From Ljubljana trains depart in Kranjska Gora direction quite often but only up to Jesenice town. There you have to change to bus, which come from Ljubljana anyway.
From Ljubljana 84km.
From central Europe via Villach, Austria: Via Karavanke tunnel (around 40km) or Korensko Sedlo pass (around 30km).
From western Europe via Udine, Italy: exit Udine – Villach highway in Tarvisio. Tarvisio – Kranjska Gora – Gozd Martuljek 25km.
Planinska zveza Slovenije: Julian Alps - Triglav, 1:20000.
Planinska Zveza Slovenije: Julian Alps - Eastern part, 1:50000.
<--- The map of the nearness of Cmir. Cmir is on the right side of the map. (only the letter C is seen)
Cmir is approachable over only one marked route over SW ridge from Dom Valentina Stanica (hut). The description of route you can read here
Here are named some climbing route in faces of Cmir.
Skriti steber v SZ steni Cmira. UIAA III-IV. 300 m.
Smer bratov Mihelič v SZ steni Cmira. UIAA IV. 400 m.
Osat. UIAA V. 500m. (north face of Nad Kuhinjo spica)
Here is also popular alpinist skiing route on NW face of Cmir.
Uroševa grapa. S5.
An Alpine edelweiss is very often in this lonely area.
No limitations but Cmir is located in the Triglavski Narodni park
so you must be kind to the nature and other beauties.
When To Climb
The best time for reach the Cmir over the normal marked route over SW ridge is Spring, Summer and Autumn.
For climbing in NW face is the best time July and August.
For tour skiing through the valley Za Cmirom is best time from March to May.
Mountain HutsTriglavski Dom na Kredarici
(2515m) (Triglav Hut on Kredarica) is largest and highest lying hut in Slovenia. It is placed just above the pass between Kredarica (2540m) and Triglav (2864m). It was built by Slovenian mountaineering society in 1896 behind the idea of Jakob Aljaz. Since then it was resized many times. Today’s look is from 1984. In 1992 chapel was erected next to the hut. Every hour its bell rings. Later another object was erected next to the hut. It is open during whole year because it is also a meteorological station. In winter season it is partially supplied but meteorologists always prepare some hot meal and tea. It has 300 beds, 5 dining rooms and is still overcrowded in summer. It also has cold water, power generator and GSM public phone. Due to open spaces around and high lying position, view from the hut is extraordinary. Huge Triglav only obscures it towards west.
Dom Valentina Stanica pod Triglavom
(2332m) (Valentin Stanic Hut Below Triglav) stands on the small head at the edge of Kotel basin and above steeply falling Kot valley. Beside Planika and Kredarica it is third ‘Triglav’ hut. First hut on this location was built in 1887 by German-Austrian Mountain Society. In 1961 new and enlarged hut was reopened. Hut has 136 beds, cold water, power generator etc. Hut also has beautiful view towards Triglav, which from here shows its very powerful side. Hut is open from beginning of July till the end of September.
hut (1015m) is placed in Vrata valley. It is accessible by car, 12km from Mojstrana village, which lies on the main road from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora resort. It was opened in 1896. In 1909. the hut was destroyed by avalanche. New hut was opened the next year where it stands today. It has 150 beds and is open from beginning of May till the end of October. Winter room has 8 beds. From the hut view is beautiful on the peaks around the valley, which rise wildly above it and especially on Triglav and its North face.
Camping inside the Triglav National Park is forbidden. Beside the mountain huts there are plenty of hotels and private apartments in the towns and villages, which surround the area. Here are few links where you can find info on accommodations closer and further away:
Mountain conditions in Julian Alps are well known, thanks to Kredarica (2515m) hut and meteo station, which is below the Triglav.
You can observe current conditions and forecast for Kredarica on the Wunderground meteo site. Here is direct link to Wunderground - Kredarica
Some weather informatin can also be found here