Huda Polica couloir

When ascending on Cima di Terrarossa / Špik Hude police from the south, just a few minutes below the top we reach the main ridge of Viš-Montaž group. There's the place, where the longest couloir of Julian Alps, named Huda Polica, comes up from Špranja valley. It is some 750 meters high, quite steep, so that it is best passable when filled with snow. In best conditions it is also possible to ski it down. The hardest places are just on top, where in summer steep, crumbly rocks are uncovered, requiring a very unsecure climbing. When covered with snow, the inclination there exceeds 45 degrees. This picture of course makes a false impression about its steepness. October, 2008.


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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 15, 2008 8:18 am - Voted 10/10

huge one

do many people managed to ski the colouir down ?

The name "Huda polica" sounds intriguing for me. What is that ?


Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 15, 2008 8:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: huge one

The couloir looks fine, when under snow. But as it's a serious tour, and not recommended, I think that only alpinists are doing also a ski tour. It was my hot wish once, but today I'd need to train a bit more (skiing) to do it.

The name is very intriguing - to me as well. It's Slovenian in origin, you know what 'Huda' means (bad, evil), but 'Polica' is strange. In Slovenian it's a ledge, band. But in this case it's a ravine. And also the mountain has this name - which makes more sense, because the southern slopes are all bands. Probably the summit area was first named so, and then, after the summit name, also the couloir got the same name.

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