The most beautiful ridge traverse – Zeleniške špice

Published on 7th of October 2017

Zeleniske spice ridge traverse

Kamniška Bistrica Valley offers a wide variety of different hikes and climbs. Some of the trails are very popular and some hidden from the crowds.

Zeleniške Špice ridge traverse is definitely among the hidden gems. The most beautiful ridge traverse in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, some say even in all the Slovenian Alps! Looking at the ridge from a distance, it seems wild and unapproachable. However, the closer you get, the more you want to admire its beauty.

However, Zeleniške Špice ridge traverse is not suitable for everyone. If you’re not an experienced hiker, choose another peak, trust me! It’s somehow reserved for alpinists and very experienced mountaineers who feel comfortable to climb II+ (UIAA) without a rope. 

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Two-day escape to the Julian Alps

Published on 14th of August 2017

After more than a month without hiking, I was really looking forward to having a few days off to visit the Julian Alps! The weather forecast for the whole Slovenia was just perfect, so I started to prepare the itinerary.

After the itinerary was almost finished, I got a phone call from a friend, suggesting we should go for a proper climb, instead of just hiking. I had not been climbing for a while but it was hard to say no to alpinism! My eyes were upon the highest Slovenian mountains, so we agreed to climb the South Ridge of Škrlatica (UIAA IV-/III, 350m). The approach was very long and tiring (3-4hrs), so we decided to depart a day before the climb, reach the bivouac and spend the night there. 

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