Ski tour behind Cmir

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Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
Route Type:
Spring, Winter
Time Required:
Half a day

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Ski tour behind Cmir
Created On: Sep 13, 2003
Last Edited On: Apr 20, 2018


The trailhead starts in Vrata valley, on Turkov rovt (meadow) some 1500m before the Aljazev dom (hut) - on 940m of altitude. In late spring this place can be already reached by car, if not, from Mojstrana village you have a 2 hours walk.

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Route Description

Begunjski vrh from the valley...
From Turkov rovt you cross the Triglavska Bistrica creek. On the other side you will find a path which is not marked. You gain some altitude through woods, proceed in south-east direction and after good 30 minutes reach open place at the bottom of The valley behind Cmir (Za Cmirom). Altitude: cca 1200m.

Now the direction of ascent slowly turns more and more towards south. There is no more path, but you can ascend on skis through passages in pine trees. Reaching the foothills of Cmir (2393m) or, actually of its NE foresummit Nad Kuhinjo spica (2266), the ascent gets steeper. In many curves you overcome a slope and above it the right couloir. In bad conditions there can be an avalanche danger. Above the couloir the slope flattens and you cross a small plateau (Za Cmirom). South of it very wild and picturesque ridge of Spodnja and Zgornja Vrbanova spica rises. You proceed towards SW and ascend on a broad saddle (Begunjska vratca, 2341m), east of Begunjski vrh (2461m).

From this pass Begunjski vrh can be reached and if you are a good skier, you can also ski from its summit. But this is a very exposed endeavour. First two or three turns are just above a 300m high vertical wall (see the picture). So - no slippage, no fall!

To Kredarica you proceed from Begunjska vratca pass towards south and later south-west. Broad, not steep slopes are lowering from Rz (2538m) and Kredarica (2541m) towards N and NW till the edge of Triglav north wall. You cross these slopes, reach the pass between Kredarica and Mali Triglav (2725m) and in some minutes the hut on Kredarica (2515m).

You ski down in the same direction (or through any other valley towards south). If you ski behind Cmir, on the bottom part you may ski either through the left or righ couloir. They are both perfect!

Essential Gear

Tour skis, ice axe. To climb any of high summits around (Triglav, Rjavina) you need a complete winter equipment.

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