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.
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.
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 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.