Small valley Sentanski plaz

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Karavanke / Karawanken GROUP, Slovenia, Europe
Route Type:
Basic snow climb
Time Required:
Half a day
Walk up

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Small valley Sentanski plaz
Created On: Dec 24, 2004
Last Edited On: Dec 24, 2004


From Ljubelj pass, the border between Slovenia and Austria you will ascend below the north face and slopes of Begunjscica on the Dom na Zelenici (hut) (1536m). You can reach the hut over the skiing slopes or over the macadam road in the forest. Just before the Zelenica hut you will see the big basin (valley) on the left and you will start ascending in it.

Warning: The difficulty for this route on Begunjscica is estimate for the Winter season. In the time when the north slopes and face of Begunjscica is snowless this are not fine and popular ascents.

Route Description

From Ljubelj pass, you are ascending on the Zelenica hut and just before the last small pass you will see on the left the big valley in the north face of Begunjscica. You walk on the steep slope in the nearness of the forest where also goes the second ski chair lift. You come on the small plateau and on the right you will see the last few meters to the last pass before Zelenica hut.

Now you turn on the left and start scrambling in the steep north slope of the valley Sentanski plaz. You can walk on many sides because the valley is not so narrow. Soon you come in the nearness of the wall just before the E ridge of Begunjscica.

Now you have two posssibilties where to go. You can turn left or right over the small ravines to the E ridge of Begunjscica. When you come on the ridge you must find the marked route on the east ridge of the Begunjscica or you just continute over it in the west direction to the top of Begunjscica. Around 20 minutes to the top.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes and total Winter equipment.

Warning: In bad conditions is this valley like a channel for AVALANCHES!!!

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