From the village of Tolminske Ravne, ascend to the Razor Mountain pasture along the marked hiking trail. You can quench your thirst at the trough with running water, where you can choose between two ascents. The left trail is shorter and steeper, whilst the right trail is routed along a comfortable mule trail. This option is usually selected if the area above the starting point is already covered with a blanket of snow.
You exit the forest after approximately 60 minutes. On the mountain pasture you can soon notice the mountain hut which is closed during the winter months.
From the mountain pasture, start following the trail towards Mt. Vogel. Turn uphill to the left beneath the depression and continue through a thin forest to the top of the depression. During your ascent, keep to the right beneath the ridge which, due to its location, lies in the shadow for a considerable amount of time even during the spring months. When walking on skis becomes uncomfortable, put on your crampons and use the ice-axe to climb to the top. The top ridge is very narrow but offers splendid views. In case of good visibility you can enjoy in views of all of the summits of the Julian Alps and also the summits of the Karavanke Mountain chain and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
Ski along the trail you came from or choose between several other descents along the wide slope.
Safety informationThe slope just beneath the summit is very steep, which is why we recommend you to make the ascent by using crampons and the ice-axe.
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If you have enough energy, you can also ascend far left from the end of the depression viewed from the direction of the ascent. The descent along a more gradual slope will surely impress you.
At the mountain hut on the Razor Mountain pasture you can find a winter cabin (10 beds) which you can use if you intend to take another tour above the mountain pasture the next day.