.... to go! Or how it's said in Slovenia – once in his life, everybody should have been on top of Triglav. The highest mountain of Slovenia, with 2864 altitude, a target we didn't want to miss on our trip. We read some articles in the internet and decided to start from Trenta, as we anyway were in the region.
As camping isn't allowed in the national park, we first thought about sleeping in a hut, but when we saw the prices, we decided to make a one day trip. It was all pretty spontaneous and the day before we bought some carbohydrate, which we needed for the walk – chocolate, dates, cheese, nuts and bread.
We started at 1 am, after a short sleep. First, it was hard to fell asleep, then there was a thunderstorm lasting 2 hours, but when we started, the sky cleared all up.
The temperature was perfect for walking in trousers and shirt. First we made kilometres, then it became steeper and we made altitude. After 2 hours the first brake – we didn't see much of the landscape because of the darkness. Our headlamps and the moon guided us uphill. Fortunately we didn't notice how steep the path and the surrounding was, but the path was good to walk, as it has been used by the military 100 years ago.
At around 5.30 am we passed a hut and it started dawning. After a break we saw the top of Triglav, which gave us motivation. The last 250 m of altitude were an easy via ferrata, which was still exhausting in the end.
7:23 am – On top! What a beautiful view with nearly cloudless, sunny sky. Finally a long break, getting ready for the descent. Enjoying the 360 degree view and being happy, we didn't think, that it would go so well climbing on top of Triglav.
After a 30 min break, we started our descent and planned to drink something at the hut. With our poles to release our knees, we walked slowly downwards.
From the hut on, the descent didn't want to finish. We chatted with some people which were walking uphill, just for having an extra break. At 2 pm we arrived at our truck, happy to get rid of our shoes. We relaxed for a while and then drove towards Bovec.
Now some facts of our tour: Many people climb on top of Triglav during summertime, and however what time you start, the man selling beer on top will be there before you. A one-day tour is not very common, as there are many huts around but its doable.
We made around 25 km of distance and around 2300 m of altitude. It took us around 13 hours, 1 hour of it was for relaxing.
It has been wonderful – the whole tour and the landscape!!!!