Kredarica ski tour from Krma

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Route
Location:
Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
Route Type:
Skiing
Season:
Spring
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
medium hard

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Kredarica ski tour from Krma
Created On: Mar 15, 2003
Last Edited On: Apr 16, 2018

Approach

See the main page of Triglav how to reach Mojstrana village. From there you turn south into the long Krma valley. By the road you reach first Zgornja Radovna village, then Kovinarska kocha (hut) and afterwards (if the road is cleared of snow) the end parking place at about 1000m.

Route Description

Kredarica ski routes
In winter and spring from Krma usually one of two possible ski trails go. The first one is by the bottom of the valley, where in summer also the marked path goes, and the other one goes higher over the scree slopes just under the vertical walls of Draški vrh. The latter is much less safe in case of avalanches (also for skiing).

Both possibilities join in a flat valley, at the foothills of Vernar. The altitude is about 1700 m. The hut of this alpine meadow (Planina Zgornja Krma) is situated about 100 m higher. To reach Kredarica (always inhabited by the team of meteorologists) from Zgornja Krma there are three main possibilities:

1. Apnenica route. In the flat Zgornja Krma valley we turn sharp right and follow the valley towards the north. Because these slopes are very much exposed to the sun, snow conditions might be poor here. Reaching the upper part we find ourselves on a high karst plateau, where we slowly turn left (towards the west). Crossing the slopes of Rž and Kredarica we reach the Kredarica hut.

2. By the Shepards hut. Soon after turning north in the Zgornja Krma valley we deter left (westwards) and ascend about 100 meters, where we find a small hut. It is open also in winter, but then it offers only a small, cold bivouac. From the hut we continue the ascent towards the west, but soon the trail turns right again (towards the north). The slopes here are not very steep, we quickly gain altitude and so reach the slopes below Rž and Kredarica. The terrain turns us left and like in (1) we reach the Kredarica hut.

3. Through Kurica. Above the Shepards hut we clearly see in the western direction a steep couloir. If conditions are good (take care of avalanches!) we can use it to reach Konjsko sedlo, 2020 m (Horse saddle). The couloir is up to 40 degrees steep. Reaching Konjski preval we turn north-east, and then north, less steep slopes again lead us below Rž and Kredarica and turning left (westwards) we ascend to the Kredarica hut. Ascending from Konjsko sedlo directly northwards is steeper.

From Krma to Kredarica we need 4-5 hours (1500 m).

We can sleep in the Kredarica hut throughout the whole year.

To ascend Triglav in winter conditions we need the complete equipment. In summer this is a ferrata, secured with pegs and steel ropes, which are in winter and spring covered by snow (see pictures on Triglav main page).

Essential Gear

Usual tour ski equipment. To climb the summit of Triglav in winter and spring you need an ice axe, crampons and rope.

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