Mt. Grdi Vršič is the western neighbour of the somewhat higher and more demanding Mt. Hudi Vršič. If the conditions are appropriate, this mountain offers great ski touring experiences in spite of its nasty name. Along this tour, you never approach the Kanin ski slope and therefore experience the mountain area of the Kanin Mountain range in its originality.
Distance 13.3 km
The ascent to this mountain on the border between Italy and Slovenia starts above the town of Bovec. Start the tour in the Krnica Valley which you soon leave and continue ascending beneath the walls of Mt. Vratni vrh, Mt. Jelenk and Mt. Pri Banderi. After you overcome the logical passages, continue straight ahead to the sightseeing peak. You should ski down the same trail you came from. This tour is routed along the karst terrain with karst precipices, which is why you should avoid walking along tight valleys and ascend and ski down the small ridges.
We recommend you to take this tour when there is no danger of avalanches. This tour is very appropriate during the spring months if the weather is nice.
Update: July 15, 2021
Safety informationYou should only take this tour in appropriate snow, avalanche and weather conditions. There is great danger of avalanches at several sections. There is also a danger of rock falling from the walls of Mt. Vratni vrh, Mt. Jelenk and Mt. Pri Banderi, which is why you shouldn’t hike or ski too close to this area. The final ascent to the top represents the only steep section of the tour.
Tips and hintsYou can check the current conditions in the vicinity on webcams. The tour is long and overcomes a great altitude difference, which is why you should bring a sufficient amount of food and drinks.
Getting thereIn the town of Bovec, turn left towards the Kaninska vas apartment village. From here, follow the road which soon turns into a gravel road all the way to Station B of the Kanin cableway. You can also reach the starting point by taking the cableway from Station A.
ParkingParking lot is available next to Station B of the Kanin cableway.
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EquipmentSki touring and avalanche equipment.
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