We’d been waiting for good conditions on Triglav ever since the start of September. Weekly weather outlooks usually promised sunny conditions, but as the planned climb came closer, the weather deteriorated. 80 cm of snow came down at Kredarica in the middle of September, which meant that the trip had to be further postponed.
We waited until October 14 when the decision was made to depart on Saturday. The Alps were forecast to experience the highest temperatures in the last month. We decided to start in the Krma valley, where a starlit morning awaited us. Together with Borut and Janez, we started up the path that I’ve walked countless times. The views grew ever more beautiful, the treetops were becoming ever more colorful, and the larch trees glowed in golden hues. My guests had been following my training instructions and we reached the Kredarica hut without any problems in less than four hours.
The wonderful weather had attracted numerous mountaineers and, like most of them, we continued our climb to the summit of Slovenia's highest mountain. Apart from a few icy spots the conditions were ideal.
After a little over an hour we reached the top, where we were greeted by wonderful views stretching almost into infinity. Great conditions and nice weather made for a truly memorable experience. Our descent went smoothly and quickly and we reached the Krma valley just before sunset.
Bojan and Janez, who celebrated their 50th and 60th birthdays with this climb, will remember their experience on Triglav for a long time.
Danilo Tic, Mountain Guide