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Mt. Prisojnik (2,547 m) along the Kopiščar Trail

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  • From the viewpoint through the larch tree forest to the wall
    From the viewpoint through the larch tree forest to the wall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Mt. Prisojnik is a wonderful stubby mountain with a magnificent north wall facing the Vršič Mountain pass. There are two secured trails routed across this wall, however, they are quite challenging and only appropriate for experienced mountaineers.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 7.9 km
3:45 h
1,002 m
1,001 m
2,491 m
1,592 m
Start on the Vršič Mountain pass and ascend along the gravel road towards the Poštarski dom Mountain hut on Vršič. When you arrive to the viewpoint of the Ajdovska deklica (face in the northern wall of Mt. Prisank), descend a little and cross the slope in the direction of the wall through a nice larch forest. It will get tense already at the beginning of the secured trail because you will be faced with a short vertical section. The following sections are easier and routed across a very diverse terrain. Exposed sections of the trail are exemplary secured, however, you should remain cautious all the way to the end. You will come across an interesting sight on your ascent – narrow passage between the rocks where you have to push your knapsack (if you carry one) in front of you in order to pass. When you reach the Prednje okno Window in the wall of Mt. Prisojnik, climb through this window to a steep secured wall and continue ascending with the help of iron clamps until you arrive to the ridge. Here, the trail joins the easier Grebenska pot Trail which leads along a sightseeing ridge for approximately 1 h. You should have no problems reaching the top of Mt. Prisojnik where you will be able to enjoy in splendid views. Return along the Slovenska pot Trail which turns to the south. It is routed around Mt. Prisojnik and leads across a scree slope to the Vršič Mountain pass.

Author’s recommendation

You should only take this tour if you know how to climb and if you are experienced in climbing along secured trails because this is a very demanding trail.
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Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Update: September 16, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,491 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Asphalt 0.66%Dirt road 16.01%Path 81.96%Traces of trail 1.34%
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0.1 km
Dirt road
1.3 km
Path
6.4 km
Traces of trail
0.1 km
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Safety information

Certain sections of the trail are secured and require experience and knowledge of climbing such trails.

This is a very demanding hiking trail. Use of hiking trails is at your own risk!

Tips and hints

 

You can return from the top along several trails with different lengths. We recommend you to take the Slovenska pot Trail.

Start

Poštarski dom Mountain hut on Vršič (1,607 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.433107, 13.743453
DMS
46°25'59.2"N 13°44'36.4"E
UTM
33T 403464 5142937
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Destination

Mt. Prisojnik (2,547 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start on the Vršič Mountain pass and continue past the Tičarjev dom Mountain hut until you reach the viewpoint where you have to start following the signs for Mt. Prisojnik – through the window. The trail is well marked. When you reach the window, use the iron clamps to ascend to the ridge which you have to follow to the top. You should descend to the south along the marked Slovenska pot Trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

During the summer, there is a bus line connecting Bovec and Kranjska Gora: https://www.soca-valley.com/en/soca-valley/sustainable-mobility/#Vrsic.

Getting there

Drive from Bovec or Kranjska Gora towards the Vršič Mountain pass.

Parking

There is a large parking lot available on the mountain pass which is, however, quite full during the summer.

Coordinates

DD
46.433107, 13.743453
DMS
46°25'59.2"N 13°44'36.4"E
UTM
33T 403464 5142937
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Equipment

Quality footwear with well-profiled soles, self-belay set, helmet.

Questions and answers

Question from Martin Daubner  · June 19, 2022 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
hi, the time of 3hours 45 minutes must be wrong, I guess the total time is around 7-8 hours according to our hike today.
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
1,002 m
Descent
1,001 m
Highest point
2,491 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
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