Triglav ascent happened during the same summer as Grossglockner tour, in the year of 2013. It was also done with a Croatian hiking club Željezničar from Zagreb. Not much can be said about Triglav that is unfamiliar. It’s the highest mountain peak in Slovenia with total of 2864 meters. It’s also most familiar mountain in Slovenia and one that Slovenian people love so much and are proud of it. They are really an alpine nation, as much as Croats like the sea, Slovenians like the mountains.
Triglav is a beautiful mountain. Mostly rocky but with a nice approach to the peak. The one thing I didn’t like about Triglav ascent was a massive amount of people walking in a line to reach a top. Not a best way to experience this remarkable mountain. But I can understand amount the people climbing it regarding it’s status among the nation. Most of the climbers of that day were Slovenians.
To reach the top you need to use some climbing equipment, there is no real climbing but some of the parts are really exposed and there is a chance of falling down. There is a ferrata going all the way to the top. Along the way there are some monuments for a deceased hikers. It seems that a main cause of death is the lightning strike.
Just like during Grossvenediger ascent we were climbing mostly in the fog all the way up. But as we reached the top fog cleared for a few minutes and we could enjoy all the majesty of a Triglav view. To conclude, Triglav is a really nice peak to climb in spite of a many people trying to do the same and it’s maybe the best to plan your ascent for working days of the week instead of the weekends.