The previous day, I had seen the peak from Trenta, and my map showed a route to the summit, so I decided to have a go at it.
In the morning, I went up to Pogacnikov Dom. When I got there, the staff was still trying to recover from last night: the refuge has 85 beds, but a record 155 people had snown up, mostly without reservation, and people had been sleeping all over the place!
The summit of Pihavec was in a cloud, so I waited a couple of hours, then went out anyway. I went slowly, hoping that the cloud would lift. Until almost on the summit, I was below it, but alas, no view on the top.
From the refuge, it looked like a very difficult hike, but as it turned out, there was just one tricky section secured by a steel cable, where, on going up, I used my via ferrata set. Knowing the route, on the way down I didn't bother.
We stayed at Pogacnik hut, and one afternoon we climbed Pihavec.It was late, the shadows were long, and place looked dangerous, I was happy that there were no people to throw down the rocks, it seemed inevitable.We met a lot of chamois, poor creatures had some fur disease, it was falling out in patches.Marvellous views.Next time we attempted to climb it from Luknja, a hommage to Tine Mihelic it was anniversary of his death, I joined his filharmonic friends.There was a snowstorm, so we just lighted some candles on the place where he did not wake up anymore.We did not summit.
Met an ibex a little below peak; threatend me but let me pass