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Tosc is powerful mountain in Julian Alps and is located in Triglav group in the nearness of Triglav
. It is very heterogeneous mountain because it is various on the every side. On one side steep and airy north face, on the second side nice grassy slopes…
is the last mountain in the big faces above Krma valley
on the north side of Krma valley. It is the highest point in this chain. Here is located many powerful mountains and all of them have the beautiful view on other mountains in Triglav group
specially on Triglav
The photos of Tosc on other pages.
On the N
side falls from the top of Tosc steep and airy north face deeply dwon in beautiful Krma valley. On the NW
side falls down nice steep ridge on the Bohinjska vratca
, 1979m from where you can ascend on Tosc over NW
ridge and slopes. This is a climbing route with difficulty around UIAA II. On the W side is located the Vodnikov dom
(hut), 1817m. It leads below the nice shelves of west face of Tosc on the nice plateau below Bohinjska vratca. On the south side fall down from the summit of Tosc nice south slopes where goes the normal approach
on the Tosc. These slopes can be also skiied in Winter and if you do this tour this will be very nice experience. On the E
side falls from Tosc nice and very steep east face. Here is very nice and narrow ravine that is possible for ascend in Winter. Below this face is the plateau Vrtacica
below the east face of Tosc and the west slopes of Veliki Draski vrh
. Tosc is connected with Veliki Draski vrh with nice NE
ridge where is also possible ascend on Tosc. The difficulties are around UIAA II.
Tosc is located in the middle of Triglav group and from its summit is beautiful view on all mountains in Triglav group.
The easiest approach on Tosc is normal unmarked route over the south slopes. This route is very popular so you can easily follow it because it is nice trodden.
The map of Triglav group.
For the broader overview, see the Julian Alps
There are many starting points for approach on Tosc. If you want to climb in the north face of Tosc you must come in Krma valley, if you want to reach the Tosc over normal approach over the south slopes you must drive on Pokljuka plateau or in Bohinj valley and the on the plateau Voje.
The valleys are described on the Triglav
Julijske Alpe - Vzhodni del (Eastern part). Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:50000.
Julijske Alpe - Bohinj. Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:20000.
<---- Nice map of the area in the nearness of Tosc.
There is only one approach on Tosc where you don`t climb and you just scramble and hike.
It is called normal route and it is described here
Here are two possibilities that are not very hard for reach the summit. There is only easy climbing about UIAA II.
NW ridge from Bohinjska vratca. UIAA II.
from Veliki Draski vrh. UIAA II.
In the east face is also popular the narrow ravine. See the photo of the ravine in the overview section.
Z steber Tosca (west column of Tosc). UIAA IV-V. 300 m. (west face)
Angelina. UIAA IV. 350 m. (north face)
Direktna rokavička. UIAA V, 200 m. (skiing route)
The ravine in east face. UIAA III. (skiing route)
The horned viper in Julian Alps.
No limitations but Tosc is located in the Triglavski Narodni park
so you must be kind to the nature and other beauties.
When To Climb
Tosc can be climbed in every mounth.
For the normal hiking approach over the south slopes is the best time Juny, July, August, Septmber and October.
The best time for climbing in the north face is from July to September.
The skiing season is the best from the first snow to May. But be careful about avalanches!
In the nearness is only the Vodnikov dom (hut). There are some huts in the valleys and on starting points.
Vodnikov Dom na Velem Polju
(1817m) (Vodnik hut on Velo Polje) stands on the slopes on Tosc (2275m), above Velo Polje field. First hut was erected here in 1895. It was 100th anniversary of Valentin Vodnik’s, who is famous Slovenian poet, Triglav ascent and they named it after him. In 1909 hut was moved little bit on today’s position. Because of poor condition, hut was demolished and new hut has been built for 4 years and opened in 1958. Later was renewed, last time in 1986. It has 53 beds and 10 in winter room, hot water and power generator. View from the hut is very beautiful towards Velo Polje field bellow, peaks around and especially towards Triglav. Hut is open from beginning of June till mid October.
Kovinarska Koca v Krmi hut
(870m) stands on the edge of Zasipska planina meadows in Krma valley. Hut was opened in 1948 in renewed shepherd’s house. In 1959 new hut was opened. In 1983 freshly renewed hut was reopened. It has 27 beds, water, electricity etc. From the hut is nice view on the peaks surrounding Krma valley, which are rising wildly above it. Hut is open from beginning of June till the end of September.
Camping inside the Triglav National Park is forbidden. Beside the mountain huts there are plenty of hotels and private apartments in the towns and villages, which surround the area. Here are few links where you can find info on accommodations closer and further away:
Mountain conditions in Julian Alps are well known, thanks to Kredarica (2515m) hut and meteo station, which is below the Triglav.
You can observe current conditions and forecast for Kredarica on the Wunderground meteo site. Here is direct link to Wunderground - Kredarica
Some weather informatin can also be found here