Hiked from Vrsic Pass, up Tamar, down towards Spickom Dom. Trip report, with GPS waypoints and photos here at my friend Jovo's site : (you will have to copy and paste the link)
In a nutshell, as a day hike it is long, but very fun. Those last few kilometers are tough, as they always are after the adrenaline wears off and only the will to put dry socks on keeps you going. :)
Climbed Jalovec with good weather conditions, after an overnight stay at the Zavetisce pod Spicko hut. Met only one climbing party and a few individualists, like me. Great mountain, awesome view!
From the Spicko refuge I got to the summit in less than two hours. After that, it got too hot to go fast, and besides, one has to be careful on the descent (via Kotovo Sedlo), especially when scrambling alone, like I was. So, I took my time, and plenty of rest stops along the way to Dom v Tamarju.
Great views from the summit!
many years ago. but memorable as we did some dangerous and stupid things I never repeated as far as I know
Starting from Tamar valley day before we spent beautiful clear night with thousands of stars in bivouac on Kotovo sedlo. Next day climbed Jalovec by normal route. Came back down same way to Tamar valley...
I climbed Jalovec from Kotovo sedlo, starting early from Tamar.We went too quickly for my taste and my abilities,all of them sportsmen and marathon - runners.We descended by Veliki Ozebnik / and climbed it / and took a shortcut to Goli?ica / some attempted to climb it/ and down Jalovška Skrbina, very unpleasant, falling rocks,scary.It was difficult to cross between the wall and icy snowfield at the bottom .
Next time we started from Vrsic, to the hut under Špicek /parked bike!/ summited early in the morning,and went down to Kotovo sedlo.It was foggy,only at the very top, the sun was fighting its way through the clouds, we had halos, a kind of almost religious experience.
Nice weather. Beautifull mountain. Easy ferrata. Long trip...
Nice weather on the way up, beautiful landscape at the Kotovo sedlo, and views towards Mangart, Koritnica, Mojstrovka, Kotova spica....
On the top, the clouds surronded us. Almost no view.
Descending via Jalovska skrbina you have to cross Golicica. This rock has very exposed wall which isn't classified as ferrata but is very demanding. It wasn't easy.
My advice - better descent via Jalovec-Ozebnik couloir.
Bed weather.Fog,wind,snowing and deep snow.We climbing 6 hours to the summit.Thanks to MARKO PREZELJ (alpine guide) and PRIMOZ GULIN (my friend & climbing partner) for this wonderful experience :)
Web page alpine guide Marko Prezelj
Great trip in the Julian alps. We had fog until we reached Kotovo sedlo (we found this place more by accident, because we lost the original route due to the dense fog, went straight in the direction to jalovec couloir through the scree and turned to the right before reaching the colouir - so we made it to the Kotovo sedlo finally).
Half an hour after reaching Kotovo sedlo suddenly Mangart appeard out of the mist in the distance and within a few minutes we left the fog and the clouds and from that height on we had clear sky for a while and enjoyed the rest of the climb to the summit.
When descending via Jalovska skrbina you have to overcome a steep (nearly vertical) and very exposed wall. Jalovec is one of the most rewarding summits in the Julian alps.
a wonderful, warm day, very sunny and great views
At the beginning it was rather exhausting, but I was rewarded 4 1/2 h later. There wasn't much space on top but great company (Slovenian mountaineers with brandy!)
From Tamar valley below the north faces of Travnik and Site to the start of Jalovcev ozebnik (couloir) and then ascend on Kotovo sedlo and skiing down. Many skiiers, nice weather, an average conditions!
My best day in the Julian Mountains. A truly beautiful mountain, an energetic full days walk/climb from the source of Soca to summit and return. Superb weather, an enjoyable route, with exposure in places, and good company.
I climbed Jalovec together with Anja Cerpnjak. We started early at the Tamar House (1108 m), at the end of the road in the Planica Valley. The path up the long scree gully (Mali Kot) is very exhausting. We climbed up to the Kotovo Sedlo. From there on a steep trail to the start of the North Ridge. This Ridge offers nice scrambling. We descended to the north, direction Trenta.
Leaving from the parking down in the Trenta Valley (at ca. 1.000 meters), we climbed tothe summit, reaching it at about 16.00 in the afternoon. Wonderful view on Triglav, Kanjavec and others.
Afterwards back to the valley (arriving just before dark)
Feasible but hard to go up and down in one day, especially as this was meant to be a "warming-up" day.
Beautiful day out with my wife, although admittedly a little tiring by the end of it. We were lucky enough to climb the route on a day when no other parties were out, not entirely atypical of this region. Route-finding between the Kegel terrasse and the Horn chimney itself requires a bit of creativity, the line is indistinct and quite loose. Owing to the poor rock quality I would certainly encourage one to follow obvious lines of weakness. There are a number of off route pitons so pick your way carefully. After passing through the "window" push up/rightwards gaining and following the ridge to the cliff band below the summit. Shortly below this cliff band you'll see a trail (cairned) moving left around the band. Follow this to it's end and scramble over easily. WIthin a few short minutes you'll be enjoying a spectacular view from the summit.
Me and my friend Slobodan Mizdrak decided we must reach the summit of jalovec no matter of cost!
Our ascent on Jalovec was exactly 3 hours and it was easy.
Rather bad rock, graded UIAA IV.
Possible stone fall from icy couloir
on the left or other parties above.
Very beautiful landscape.