The tour to Mt. Vrh nad Peski from the Lepena Valley is long and overcomes a great altitude difference. It is distinguished by a wonderful environment and wonderful views from the top. The tour is only steep in the last section.
Distance 17.3 km
Start the tour in the Lepena Valley. Ascend along the old mule trail to the valley of the Krn Lakes. From there, ascend past the Krn Lake to the Prag Mountain pass and continue along the steep slope to the top of Mt. Vrh nad Peski. You should ski from the top along the same route you came from or in accordance with the directions on the map which also lead to the top.
We recommend you to take this tour in appropriate snow and weather conditions. The tour is quite long, which is why you should bring a sufficient amount of food and drinks. In order to take this tour, you should reserve a sufficient amount of time. If the conditions in the last section are tough (e.g. icy slope) you can end the tour on the Prag Mountain pass or you can ascend from the Prag Mountain pass along the gentle ridge to Mt. Batognica.
Update: July 15, 2021
Safety informationYou should take this tour in appropriate weather and good avalanche and snow conditions. Except for the last section, the tour does not include any steep ascents. The last part of the tour can be slippery, which is why you should bring crampons and the ice axe.
Tips and hintsBefore you plan to take this tour, make sure to check the weather forecast. Clouds often form in the Krn Mountain range, which is why visibility can decrease.
Getting thereFollow the main road Bovec-Trenta and, in the village of Soča, turn towards the Lepena Valley. Follow the paved road to the Dom dr. Klementa Juga v Lepeni Mountain hut.
ParkingParking lot is available next to the Dom dr. Klementa Juga v Lepeni Mountain hut.
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EquipmentSki touring and avalanche equipment.
Basic Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski Helmet
- 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
- Additional warm jacket
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
- 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski touring boots
- Ski touring bindings to fit boots
- Ski touring skins to fit skis
- Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
- Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
- Ski touring crampons
- Crevasse rescue kit
- Ski touring harness
- Light ice axe
- Ski touring ropes
- Avalanche airbag backpack
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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