Geographical structure: Eastern Alps
> Julian Alps
> Triglav group
The name is pronounced Mali Drashki vrh
Southeast of Triglav, high above the deep Krma Valley there is a small mountain group. Mali Draski vrh
is the mountain that belongs in this group. Here are located many powerful mountains and all of them have the beautiful view on other mountains in Triglav group
specially on Triglav
It is the neighbour of the “bigger brother” Veliki Draski vrh
. Mali Draski vrh is nice mountain and it is very popular by mountaineers. It is located in the main chain above beautiful Krma valley
and it is very nice perceivable. It looks like a big and high pyramid.
The photos of Mali Draski vrh on other pages.
On the N
side falls from the top of Mali Draski vrh steep and airy north face deeply down in beautiful Krma valley. On the W
side is connected with Veliki Draski vrh with the beautiful ridge. This ridge can be climbed and the difficulty is not harder then UIAA II-III. Between Veliki and Mali Draski vrh is a small pass and from this pass to the summit of Mali Draski vrh goes this route. On the S
side falls from the top of Mali Draski vrh the small face about 200 meters high. Below this face is a small plateau called Jezerce
. On the SE
side of Mali Draski vrh is the steep slopes where goes the normal marked route on Mali Draski vrh. On the NE
side is connected with the ridge that comes over many mountains on the last mountain in this chain Debela pec
From the Mali Draski vrh goes in the SE
direction over the Srenjski preval
, 1959m another ridge on the Visevnik
. From Visevnik the ridge falls down on the big plateau Pokljuka
The map of Triglav group.
For the broader overview, see the Julian Alps
There are many starting points for approach on Mali Draski vrh. If you want to climb in the north face of Mali Draski vrh you must come in Krma valley, if you want to reach the Mali Draski vrh over normal approach over the south slopes you must drive on Pokljuka plateau.
The valleys are described on the Triglav
Julijske Alpe - Vzhodni del (Eastern part). Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:50000.
Julijske Alpe - Bohinj. Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:20000.
<---- Nice map of the area in the nearness of Mali Draski vrh.
There is only one approach on Mali Draski vrh where you don`t climb and you just scramble and hike over nice marked route. But you can choose more variants for approaching the Srenjski preval from where you can ascend on Mali Draski vrh.
Below the north face of Visevnik
Over the plateau Jezerce
Over the summit of Visevnik
Crossing the south slopes of Mali Draski vrh
Thanks to Vid we have described the skiing from the top of Mali Draski vrh to Srenjski preval. The description of this route you can read here
There is also nice climbing route that is not very hard:
W ridge. UIAA II.
There are many hard climbing routes in the north face of Veliki Draski vrh and Mali Draski vrh but more information you can find on the page of Veliki Draski vrh
The alpine chough in Julian Alps.
No limitations but Mali Draski vrh is located in the Triglavski Narodni park
so you must be kind to the nature and other beauties.
When To Climb
Mali Draski vrh can be climbed in every mounth.
For the normal hiking approach over the southeast slopes is the best time Juny, July, August, Septmber and October.
The best time for climbing in the north face is from July to September.
From the top of Mali Draski vrh you can also ski but the southeast slopes must be covered with snow a lot of snow!
In the nearness is only the Vodnikov dom (hut). There are some huts in the valleys and on starting points.
Vodnikov Dom na Velem Polju
(1817m) (Vodnik hut on Velo Polje) stands on the slopes on Tosc (2275m), above Velo Polje field. First hut was erected here in 1895. It was 100th anniversary of Valentin Vodnik’s, who is famous Slovenian poet, Triglav ascent and they named it after him. In 1909 hut was moved little bit on today’s position. Because of poor condition, hut was demolished and new hut has been built for 4 years and opened in 1958. Later was renewed, last time in 1986. It has 53 beds and 10 in winter room, hot water and power generator. View from the hut is very beautiful towards Velo Polje field bellow, peaks around and especially towards Triglav. Hut is open from beginning of June till mid October.
Kovinarska Koca v Krmi hut
(870m) stands on the edge of Zasipska planina meadows in Krma valley. Hut was opened in 1948 in renewed shepherd’s house. In 1959 new hut was opened. In 1983 freshly renewed hut was reopened. It has 27 beds, water, electricity etc. From the hut is nice view on the peaks surrounding Krma valley, which are rising wildly above it. Hut is open from beginning of June till the end of September.
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