It was in the middle of an extended period of generally good weather. However, while the valleys were sunny and hot, there were almost always clouds surrounding some of the higher peaks, and occasionally there would be a bit of rain late in the day, or even a thunderstorm.
Early in the morning, the summit was in clouds, so I made no haste getting up there. I had spent the night in Stanicev Dom, the hut that I had chosen to avoid the possible crowds in Triglavski Dom. That worked out well, Stanicev wasn't crowded at all. Alas, the selection of food was very limited. Quite uncharacteristically, I had just an apfelstrudl for breakfast and nothing to drink - but I knew I could make up for that soon, and so I did, with lots of tea and pancakes at Triglavski Dom.
By the time I approached the summit, the clouds had dissolved, and I had great views all around. Sure, there were lots of other people on the summit, but on the way up, I didn't have to wait often.
For the descent, I had choosen the Plemenice route. It turned out to be more exposed and much, much longer than I had expected, but a very nice route indeed! And quiet too, by the way.
When I eventually reached Luknja, a dark cloud and a few drops made me change my plan. Originally, I had wanted to go to Pogacnikov Dom, which would involve going over Bovški Gamsovec, some 650m higher than the saddle but not a difficult route. However, I didn't fancy being up there in a thunderstorm, so I decided to go down to Trenta instead.
Vrata - Bivak IV - Skrlatica - Pogacnikov Dom - Luknja - Dolicu Koca - Dom Planika - Triglav via Mali Triglav, descent via southwest part of Triglav back to Planika Dom - Final day to Triglavski Dom and descent by Prag to Aljazev Dom (Then some rest and relaxation at Bled, Ljubljana, and Terme Ptuj!) = a wonderful seven days in beautiful Slovenia!
Climbed up with jelly legs two days after completing the 50km SAM. Great weather with fantastic views and I bumped into a couple from Scotland! Descended via the 7 lakes route.
Up via Stanica hut, then on to Seven Lakes Valley
first attempt from Dom Planika -thunder and try again- success from Vrata
Great route and fun,normal rotue from Rudno Polje to Planika hut.We had nice sunny and cold day.We woke up at 05:30 am and starter our climb there was already alot of climbers up there,we needed 2h to get to the top.When we returned I went down to the hut Kredarica,aslo very nice route abit harder then Planika
Beautiful day. Climbed to the top as a group of 11 people. We were shocked to find a man selling soda out of the peak missle-looking monument. Very safe ascent with the wires and metal poles.
I'm truly jealous that you've got so beautiful, quiet wild and remote place like Triglav National Park. Ascent with parents during out long trip from Osp to Poland. Unfortunately I hadn't chance even to touch impressive North Face. Unstable weather. Night on the parking, started at 7 AM. 5 AM in Tatra Mountains... Nice views, but this chains everywhere destroy a pleasure, definitely on the summit ridge... It makes the 'iron tourism' from pretty mountaineering route. But in general the stunning place!!!
Day before we started from Krma valley to Kredarica hut for sleep over. Next morning with the first sun we climbed to the summit. Perfect day, perfect snow conditions and perfect views on all sides!!! Descent was along the same route.
Climbed it with a couple of friends via 7 lakes route. Great mountain, but ugly tower on op ;0)
One of the first climb I've done far from the "my" Dolomites. Everything beautiful: what the mountain has offered and the spirit with which we have collected. And the "beer-seller" at the top ... crazy!
I am not sure of the date, may be 2003 or 2004, and it was the normal route.
I climbed Triglav several times, first time in september 2000 via Plemenice.I remember some icy passages, unpleasant, and my first night at the hut, Kredarica.it was crowded, people snored and farted, I was exhausted in the morning, but I finally earned my slovenian citizenship.Next time it was 15.6 2002, we extended our trip to Vrbanove spice, my cousin and me.On 10.9 2004 I climbed Slovenska via Frelih finish, but did not summit.On 30.1.2005 we did a winter climb.It was minus 18 degrees, and some heavy north wind, it was very hard leaving hut in the morning.There was minus7 in the room, but Borut carried very warm sleeping bag for me.On our way back, we had a snack a little below, on the south side, hiding from the wind, and there,-18 and all, met a kamikaze mouse, trying to steal our brazil nuts.We left a bunch for the brave animal.What a conditions some live on.In 2006 I did Tominšek route solo, and repeated Vrbanove spice plus Triglav ascent.In 2007 we climbed Triglav as a shortest way to the bus, from Doli? to Triglav and down to Kot.In 2008,on 27.8. we repeated Slovenska following a different beginning(kamini)I have gray hair, but it has gotten even whiter on that occasion. I still do not like to recall a particular passage (result of the mistake),but we are still among living. This year I went alone,there was a meeting of veterans,people everywhere, it was july, still some snow left.I went very early and got back before 7 in the morning.I ordered tomato salad for breakfast ( a luxury in the mountains, thanks to veterans and helicopter supplies) I had to fight with a sheep for my salad.They may not be very clever, but they are very strong, and overly domesticated.I descended to Krma slowly, enjoying the loneliness.
Wonderful days. Perfect weather. Great views. I hope we can get to Kredarica this winter and see the kingdom of Triglav covered in snow. when we got back down i couldn't stop looking back, amazed by the north face.
...looking back and falling every step... was one of my beautiful footwash of my life! hard and wonderful days!
hahahaha, i was trying to avoid that. by the end i was quite exhausted, and i really kept losing my ground on screes and gravel. We were really dehidrated, and we ended up drinking the freezing cold and wonderful water from the stream in Vrata valley. It turned out to be good to drink. :-)
We climbed Triglav with an overnight stay at Kredarica. My wife Sonya and I met a nice French family during a sudden thunderstorm on the way up and spent a fun couple of days hiking with them. We luckily avoided most of the crowds - Triglav is now one of our favorite mountains!
climbed with dalton1:)
I was not 100% sure about my chances, but the weather looked good when we left Vodnikov Dom in the morning and my friend Rafa's support did the rest. I felt really happy in the summit, though I couldn't really enjoy the feeling until I reached Dom Planika on the way down
Vrata (Aljazev dom) - Luknja - Plemenice (Bamberg Route) - Triglav Summit - overnight in Kredarica - Tominskova pot - Vrata (Aljazev dom).
I wish the weather would allow us better views...
Ski mountaineering projects forming in my mind...