Mojstrana and Hladnik Via Ferratas

 High above Mojstrana

High above Mojstrana

 Our team wearing climbing equipment

Our team wearing climbing equipment

Climbing a couple of Via Ferratas can be excellent training before more serious climbs in the Alps. In the middle of June 2018, we headed for the Julian Alps with a group of computer enthusiasts who were eager to see the world from a different perspective. We parked our cars at the Alpine Museum in Mojstrana and only five minutes later we were ready for our vertical adventure.

 Saluting

Saluting

 On the top of the via ferrata Mojstrana

On the top of the via ferrata Mojstrana

The views of Mojstrana, Dovje, and the Karawanks changed with every meter we climbed. The temperature was a pleasant 23 degrees Celsius so some of us worked up a little sweat. In just under two hours we reached the replica of the Aljaž Turret at the top of the Via Ferrata.

 The Alpine Museum Mojstrana - mountain guide 

The Alpine Museum Mojstrana - mountain guide 

We walked back down and visited the Alpine Museum, where my guests learned about the history of Slovenian mountain guiding and mountaineering.

Everyone was excited and had plenty more left in the tank, so we decided to spend the rest of the hot day at the Hladnik Gorge above Gozd Martuljek.

 The Hladnik gorge 

The Hladnik gorge 

 On the wire bridge

On the wire bridge

 A Cool spot

A Cool spot

The crystal clear water rushing down the gorge provided a welcome refreshment and the suspension bridges made for an exciting climb. The adventure finished with beautiful views of the Martuljek Group with Špik dominating the skyline. All of us were blown away by the amazing scenery and felt a sense of calm as we gazed at the imposing peaks.

Danilo Tic

 Happy faces

Happy faces

 Martuljk group of mountains

Martuljk group of mountains