Spik Climber's Log

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rgg - Aug 15, 2012 6:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

Too late for the final bit ...

I leasurely hiked from Kranjska Gora to the refuge in the Krnica valley, ate and drank something, dropped most of my gear and then sped up the mountain mid afternoon. I was too late for the final steep part, but made it to Lipnica and then descended the scree to Piscina to make it a circuit. I got back at the refuge shortly before eight ...


premaks - Apr 8, 2012 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003

no water...

8 hours - had to turn back at lipna spica at around 13.30 because i used all six liters of water i brought with me. started to get hyperthermia on the way back = sweating stopped, face become extremely red... had to hide below those small trees, behind rocks, etc and wait for the sun to go behind some cloud. then drank several liters of water at this stream next to the beginning of gruntovnica...


donidave - Jul 13, 2010 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Mihov Dom to Krnica to Spik to Kacji Graben to Kranjska Gora  Sucess!

Spik is the highest I've been able to get so far in 2010 due to the deep and late snows of the last winter. It is a tough climb with fantastic views. The initial descent wasn't pleasant down the snow and scree but a dip in the freezing river at the bottom was very welcome on this boiling hot day. It was seven hours from getting off the bus at Mihov Dom to getting on another at Kranjska Gora.


bojana - May 4, 2010 2:50 pm

from krnica

It was one of my first climbs, the highest at the time, at least twelve years ago.We started at Krnica hut, summited and went down Kacji graben.I remember "skiing" down, what a wonderful feeling, and fast descent ,too.There was some snow left, it is a north side.Later on, I recall some water, and my friend carried me over / I was still a "dalmatian princess made of sugar/.Years of hiking thankfully hardened me up.And down, they keep beer in the cold basin...


asmrz - Sep 19, 2007 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1965

The North Face, Direct in 1965  Sucess!

On my first trip outside of Czechoslovakia in 1965, I climbed the Direct Route (UIAA V+)on Spik with one of the leaders of our Prague Rock Climbing Club. I was 17 years old. I don't remember much about the route (it's been a while) but this Julian Alps month long trip cemented what I would do (lovingly) for over 40 years. I came back home convinced that mountains (and especially beautiful mountains like the Julian Alps) would be a huge part of my life. One of these days I will go back.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jul 5, 2007 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Crossing  Sucess!

Had to be at home early, so we expected a short tour. But still we needed 3 hours up (W approach) and a bit less down (to Krnica). A very fine day!


premaks - Apr 8, 2012 3:53 pm

Re: Crossing

vid, 3 hours to the top - you are indeed a real superman!!! it took me 8 hours to the lipna spica and then i had to turn back because i used all six liters of water i brought with me... that was some time in sep-aug 2003. when i was 48. years old...


Moonhiker - May 14, 2007 4:28 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Spik  Sucess!

Up from Koca na Krnici around Gamsova spica to Spik, and down ower the Kacji greben to Pisnica valley.
Partly cloudly weather, with light rain on the way down.


turistoalpinista - Mar 14, 2006 8:26 pm

I don't remember it exactly,I have to see a guide...  Sucess!

But I remember,it was nice wether,perfect aspect from the summit.
Nice mountain,It was a beautifull day...

Sebastjan Reven

Sebastjan Reven - Jul 16, 2005 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Krnica-Kacji graben-Spik-Lipnica-Krnica Date Climbed: July 01  Sucess!

Cloudy weather, freezing cold on the top

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