Normal route - East ridge

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Julian Alps, Italy/Slovenia, Europe
Route Type:
Scramble, UIAA II
Time Required:
Most of a day
Walk-up and easy climbing

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Normal route - East ridge
Created On: Oct 9, 2004
Last Edited On: Oct 9, 2004


You ascend a Prevala pass, 2067m over one of this possibilities:

1. From south side, from Slovenia. From the upper station (2200m) of cable-car from Bovec you start walking on the marked route to the Notch below Prestreljnik, 2282m. Then you descend to the Prevala pass, 2067m.

2. From Sella Nevea (1195m), from north side,from Italia. To Rif. Gilberti (1850m) you can hike by a marked path (over ski slopes) or take a cable car. From the hut you proceed towards east, first some 100m down in the valley, then up to Prevala Pass, 2067m. From Sella Nevea 4h, from Rif. Gilberti 2h 30min. This is also a very fine ski tour with 1300m altitude difference, where also the cable car to Rif. Gilberti can be used.

3. Prevala Pass can also be reached from Bovec (in Soca valley) or by one of paths crossing Kanin massif east of it. Very popular is ascend over by a nice marked route after Krnica valley which falls directly from Prevala pass in direction to the east.

Route Description

When you reach the Prevala pass you start walking by a marked route which has number 636 and leads to the north slopes of Lopa. You follow that route to the point called Prevalski Kuntar on the altitude around 2150m. Then you cross the north slopes of Lopa. Be careful on that: You mustn`t scramble on first notch which is on the right side of Lopa because you will come on west ridge and this ridge is a little bit more harder. (I climbed on Lopa here because I didn`t know where the normal route goes up. Then I descended by a normal route.)

So when you come (after the crossing) on the start of Lopa`s east ridge you climbed on notch between Lopa and ridge which continues to the Hudi Vrsic. From here you climb to the top after the easiest crossings which are not harder of UIAA I-II.

You descend by the same route.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes, helmet, rope.

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Normal route - East ridge

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