Juliana SkiTour 3 - Over Lanževica (2003 m) to Bohinj, a ski trip across the hills of Komna
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Iz Lepene proti Krnskemu jezeruPhoto: Janko Humar, The Julian Alps
The described tour is not exactly the first choice for those seeking speed and sharply cut turns. But it is a great opportunity to switch to a completely different world; to an adventure that will open your horizons and calm you down from the daily rush.
Safety informationThis tour is one of the safest choices in these mountains. There are no dangerously exposed places,nor excessive exposure to avalanches. The biggest problem in the case of poor visibility can be orientation. It will be difficult to find the top of Lanževica and the appropriate direction of descent in fog. It is important to start the tour only in good visibility.
Tips and hintsSince you finish the tour on the completely different side of the starting point, organize transport properly. Someone has to take you to the starting point in Lepena or you have to return for the car later. On the Bohinj side, it is best that someone waits for you at Savica or you order a taxi. If that is not an option, extend the tour for a further 2.8 km walk from Savica to Ukanc to the bus stop. The bus to Ljubljana or to the train station runs every hour.
Skis can be put on at the upper station of the freight cable car at the latest. Continue above the Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih hut on to the nearby planina Duplje (Duplje mountain pasture) (1428 m). If you have the time, it is worth making a fifteen-minute detour to Lake Krn. The view over the flat surface of the icy lake towards the top of Krn is always breathtaking.
From planina Duplje continue below Montura along the valley up towards Bogatinsko sedlo.
When the terrain opens up over a slightly steeper ascent past the remains of the former Italian barracks Za Lepoče, you no longer follow in direction towards the saddle, but continue left over the first gradual, nicely rounded and then steeper slopes towards the top of Lanževica (2003 m).
There are several options to descent from the summit to Bohinj. The simplest is the descent to Bogatinsko sedlo and in direction of the annual path to Dom na Komni hut. A nicer option is to take the left around Srednji vrh above Lepa Komna to Koča pod Bogatinom hut. A suitable middle option is, instead of going to the saddle, ski past Vrh nad Gracijo and follow the first valley to Gracija, a hilly valley below Bogatin, which leads you to Koča pod Bogatinom hut. Continue in direction of the well-travelled path to Dom na Komni hut (1529 m).
From the mountain hut ski to the valley in the area of the summer trail, which is welltravelled and therefore easy to follow. In winter it is possible to ski all the way to Savica (653 m). But from March onwards the snow starts to melt in the lower part and you have to finish at least part of the way with skis on your shoulders.
The tour can also be done in the opposite direction. When ascending from Savica to Dom na Komni hut, backpacks and skis can be taken up by a freight cable car. From Dom na Komni hut continue to Koča pod Bogatinom hut. Orientationally, the easiest option is to climb the valley through Gracija to Bogatinsko sedlo and from there right along the ridge to the top of Lanževica. From the summit ski down to the south (in direction of Vrh nad Peski) and below Montura follow the valley Za Lepočami which leads to planina Duplje. From there you can visit Lake Krn, which is a few minutes away on the western side. After, follow in direction of the well-travelled path above the mountain hut to the freight cable car. From there ski to Lepena or as low as the snow allows you.
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