Marko greeted us with his familiar smile & endless energy giving us as much help as he could to make the trip a great experience.
The next morning Twid & I headed up into a hut in the mountains of the Julian Alps, only to wake up to 45cm of fresh snow which had settled quietly outside.
Fresh snow in the Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenija
The forecast had mentioned snow but nowhere near this much, it had also talked about warmer temperatures & sunshine for the rest of the week. We didn’t need to say much, we just packed up our things, gave the hut a good brush through & headed out. We again connected the haul bag using slings & old tat constructing a make shift harness around our ruc-sacs & just started dragging the bag back down the valley we’d dragged it up the previous day!
I’m sure below is the smile from Twid who's been sat on the bag & taking a ride while my back's been turned! well it felt like it anyway! Come to think of it, I did wonder why he wanted to drag the bag in series with me in front!
Twid enjoying the hard slog, as we bailed out of the mountains after very heavy snowfall.
So we had a change of plan & went icefall climbing, exploring the surrounding valley’s & mountains while having a great time.
The cirque of Cljov- Slap Pod Bavhom, Val Koritnica, Log Pod Manartom
Icefall Psihoanaliza on the left, Psiho Direct in the middle & Desni Cljov on the right
Twid heading up easier ground to the start of Psihoanaliza,Val Koritnica
Me heading up the 2nd pitch of Psihoanaliza, Val Koritnica
Twid leaving the belay at the start of pitch 3 with the beautiful Pk Mangart on the other side of the valley just poking out of the clouds.
Cirque Cljov seen here on the side of Val Kortnica with the huge & impressive faces of Pk Plesivec & Pk Bavh Towering above
The Cirque Pichico, Val Dogna, Dogna
Cirque Pichico in Val Dogna
Icefall Prerok on the left, Pichico in the middle & our route on the right finishing up the top pitch of Pichico
Twid leading the 1st pitch of our route in the Cirque Pichico, Val Dogna
Twid high on the 1st pitch of our route in the Cirque Pichico, Val Dogna
Me leading the top pitch of Pichico in the Cirque Pichico, Val Dogna
The Cirque Agrro in Val Dogna, Dogna
Icefall Agrro on the left, then Ronin, A New Hope & The Fly on the right
The beautiful steep pillar of Nosorog in Val Dogna
Twid leading the steep pillar Nosorog in Val Dogna
Twid having a great time high on Nosorog in Val Dogna
The icefalls of Lucifer,near Kranjska Gora
An unknown climber on Lucifer left
Twid heading up the 1st main pitch climbing Lucifer right
Many thanks for the doss Marko, I enjoyed the local vino & great conversation!
Very inspiring, I'm already making plans for my next trip!