Triglav / by Žiga Lovšin

At 2864 meters Mount Triglav surpases all other summits in Slovenia. It lies in the heart of the Julian Alps as one of the most recognizable mountains and as a symbol of our country. Its northern wall is quite spectacular, measuring 3000 meters in lenght and 1000 meters in height. Beside the obvious alpinistic routes it also has three via ferratas. We chose one of them, the Tominšek route, which was closest to our starting point in the Vrata valley, and climbed it late in the afternoon. We arrived at the Kredarica mountain hut (2541 m) at around 11 pm. I wanted to do some astrophotography, but sadly the night sky was to cloudy. The morning, however, was really beautiful. I didn’t have the strenght to wake up earlier and climb to the top for sunrise, but the views from Kredarica were also amazing. Later I joined Luka on his ascent. At 7:40 AM we reached the summit, but it was too late for any kind interesting landscape photography.

And finally, the morning panorama (click to enlarge).