Škrlatica Mountain – A Great Alternative to Triglav Mountain

Published on 29th of January 2018

Skrlatica Mountain
Have you heard of crowds on the Triglav mountain? Or have you climbed the Triglav yourself and it let you down? There’s always an alternative. Let us present you a great one!

Škrlatica Mountain

At 2740m above the sea level it’s the second highest mountain in Slovenia. Trust us, if Triglav is the King of the mountains, then Škrlatica is definitely the Queen. An impressive one!

Škrlatica doesn’t know crowds of unexperienced hikers like Triglav and it’s definitely not suitable for anyone. The approach is long and tiring. Before reaching the higher, steeper parts of your hike, you’re facing at least 4 hours of moderate/challenging hiking. Anyway, the views are spectacular! Want to hear the best part? The nearest mountain hut is hours away! This makes Škrlatica suitable only for experienced hikers, which puts an extra value to your hike.

Snowshoeing in Slovenia

Published on 25th of November 2017

Komna winter
Snowshoeing is one of most relaxing winter activities. Untouched snow and serene wilderness, where you have the whole world all to yourself.
Yes, snowshoeing does have a special charm.

If you’re thinking of snowshoeing, you’re probably asking yourself many questions. Where to go, when and how?

When to go

Usually from November until March, but it all depends on the snow conditions. If you’re looking for the best snowshoeing experience, you should go soon after a snowfall, (well, not a real massive one!) ideally if the snow is dry. Snowshoeing in a wet snow might be much tougher than you imagine.


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. 


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.