Can you reach the top of Slovenia!
With an elevation of 2,863 metres (9,395 ft), it is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps. The mountain is the pre-eminent symbol of the Slovene Nation. It is the centrepiece of Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only national park. Triglav was also the highest peak in Yugoslavia before Slovenia’s independence in 1991.
At the top of the mountain stands a small metal structure, the Aljaû Tower. It acts as a storm shelter and a triangulation point. Along with Triglav, it is also a landmark of Slovenia and a symbol of the Slovenes and Slovene territorial sovereignty. The Triglav area is the setting of an old Slovene folk tale concerning a hunter seeking a treasure guarded by an enchanted chamois buck named Zlatorog (Goldhorn, after its golden horns).
The Valley of Triglav lakes and Komna plateau were once a green heaven. It was inhabited by White women, good fairies who kept the mountain pastures green. They also visited the lower valleys and helped humans whenever they found them in need. They also helped women at childbirth. A child who was delivered into the world by them, was protected by the White Ladies for the rest of his life. They never asked for thanks or payment. But they didn’t allow anyone to enter their Lake Valey. If anyone accidentally or because of arrogance got close to their homes, they would hurl down rocks and stones and avalanches, or cause terrible storms of snow and hail and would force people to return to the valley. The Lake valley was also home to a heard of white goats whose leader was Zlatorog (Goldhorn). He was indestructible. If it got hurt, from his blood a miraculous flower, called Triglav rose would spring.
For this travel challenge you have to summit Slovenia’s highest peak. To complete the challenge you must:
- Take a photo before you start the climb.
- Take a photo at the summit.
- Upload your favourite photo from the climb.
If you want you can also share your health stats for the day showing distance and times or your well deserved food & drink rewards at the end of the hike!
After completing the challenge you can reward yourself with a Triglav Travel Medal!
Why not consider a guided ascent of Triglav with KATA Adventures. They offer a guided two day hiking adventure to climb Mount Triglav. The difficulty is rated challenging with two days of walking 5-6 hours each day however no previous mountaineering knowledge is needed. Although some walking experience is welcome.
You’ll go deep in Triglav National park, where cheerfulness and passion for mountain adventures are contagious. You’ll fall for the free spirit in the mountains in one evening conversing with guides and fellow mountaineers in Slovene Alps.
Life Adventures Triglav Climb
Life Adventures advise that Mount Triglav is undoubtedly the best-known and most visited Slovene mountain. A classical ascent of Slovenia’s highest mountain, recognizable by its outstanding figure of Three Heads. Check out their ascent below.