This was an interesting introduction to Slovenian peaks, ascending mostly in clouds or watching them swirl around us and move on. Unfortunately the summit itself was a complete whiteout and remained that way.
Ravenska Kocna parking lot - Ceska koca - Mlinarsko sedlo - Grintovec - Dolska skrbina - Ceska koca - Ravenska Kocna parking lot. In extreme hot weather. According to the news it was the hottest day of the Slovenian recoderd weather history.
Roundtrip from Ceska koca - Mlinarsko sedlo - Grintovec - Dolska skrbina - Ceska koca. Nice route, nice weather, but too much snow in Juni...
I climbed Grintavec alone, there was some snow above the hut.A year before we climbed it in winter, no equipment was needed./from Suhadole/ I climbed it for the first time in 2000, with my boyfriend and his son, from jezersko and Mlinarsko Sedlo.In 2004, i climbed it , alone again ,over Dolge stene/The Long Rocks/.We did one spring ascent, there was a lot of snow above the hut/2oo9/.Once I traversed from Kamnisko Saddle to Grintavec./over Turska gora and Skuta/.Most memorable was ascent in heavy fog, over Zgornje Jame /Upper Caves/We passed some difficult scree, and tried to find easiest passages.So we did, and came out somewhere on the path beneath the top.From Kamniska Bistrica, as I don,t drive, the height difference to the top is bigger then to Triglav, a real condition - training.
The view atop is super. Also interesting are the signs that count off the last few hundred meters on the way up :-]
From Dom v Kamniški Bistrici (600m) - Kokrsko sedlo (Cojzova koca, 1793m) - Grintovec summit. We stayed one night in winter room of Cojzova koca, cause we started quite late in the afternoon toward the summit. We had fairly good weather on the top with some clouds and little bit of snow.
Rewarding and relatively easy hike to this nice peak.
Commited to do a fine 1900 altitude meters (6250 feet) tour, but still started from the valley only at 10:30. After doing Kremžar route we decided not to omit the summit of Ko?na. To go on Grintovec you need to descend quite a lot, so we were on top only at 16:00. Then over Mlinarsko sedlo (saddle) down to the hut in 2h and at 7 p.m. we were in the valley. Quite tired, because we're not trained yet enough this year.
Roundtrip from Kokrsko Sedlo over Grintevec and the two Kocna peaks and then the long way down to Kamniska Bistrica. Superb weather and beautiful mountains.
Ravenska Kocna 1.030m - Ceska Koca 1.542m - Struca 2.457m - Skuta 2.532m - Grintovec 2.558m - Ceska Koca 1.542m - Ravenska Kocna 1.030m
This was my 1st visit to Kamnik & Savinja Alps.
We started our day from Suhadolnik farm, passing by Cojzova koca, straight to the summit. We descended the same way and stayed over night at the hut in order to ascent on Kalska Gora the next day.
I was around 11 times on Grintavec. Did all routes over marked and not marked paths, Dolge stene scramble and several times the ski tour from the summit to Suhadolnik farm.
First ascent: August, 1972.
Last ascent: September 24th, 2005.