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Mt. Kanjavec (2,569 m)

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  • View of the Zadnjiški dol slope from the end of the Zadnjica Valley
    View of the Zadnjiški dol slope from the end of the Zadnjica Valley
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
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A royal ski touring tour in the Julian Alps. When the conditions are good, the descent from Mt. Kanjavec into the Zadnjica Valley offers excellent ski touring in a wonderful high-mountain environment.
difficult
Distance 20.4 km
9:00 h
2,150 m
2,150 m
2,569 m
674 m
Ascend from the Zadnjica Valley to Mt. Kanjavec. You will be faced with a long and physically demanding tour to the highest ski touring summit – Mt. Kanjavec.

Author’s recommendation

This tour is physically very demanding. You should only take it appropriately prepared and equipped.
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Author
Andreja Križnič
Update: October 23, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,569 m
Lowest point
674 m
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Safety information

This tour includes a lot of sections which can be slippery and dangerous for avalanches. You should only take this tour in appropriate conditions, in nice weather and with the use of appropriate equipment.

Tips and hints

There is a winter bivouac on the Prehodavci Mountain pass where you can spend the night and split this tour into two parts or visit another nearby summit.

Start

Zadnjica Valley (673 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.382992, 13.765601
DMS
46°22'58.8"N 13°45'56.2"E
UTM
33T 405079 5137342
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Destination

Mt. Kanjavec (2,569 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

This tour starts in the Zadnjica Valley. When you arrive to the end of the valley, you will be able to notice the Zadnjiški dol slope to the right along which you will ascend to the Čez dol Mountain pass. Descend from the mountain pass for approx. 100 – 200 m towards the Trebiški dol Mountain pass where you will notice a steep passage to the left which you will have to overcome on foot. If the slope is covered with ice, you have to use crampons and the ice axe. Above the passage, you will be able to notice the Malo Špičje Ridge and a small mountain pass to the left onto which you will have to ascend along steep slopes. Descend from this small mountain pass into the Triglav Lakes Valley and continue between Mt. Poprovec and the Vršaki Mountain chain to the Hribarice Mountain pass. Before you reach the Hribarice Mountain pass, turn to the left and ascend along the valley between Mt. Poprovec and Mt. Kanjavec and then gradually ascend along the steep slopes to the western top of Mt. Kanjavec. You should descend along the same way you came from. We recommend you to use ski touring skins along the short ascent from the Triglav Lakes Valley to the small mountain pass beneath the Malo Špičje Ridge.

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Public transport

There is no public transportation available.

Getting there

The turn for the Zadnjica Valley is located at the 50th hairpin bend of the Vršič Pass road.

Parking

Parking is available at the beginning of the Zadnjica Valley. The road is maintained to the end of the parking lot and can get covered with ice in further sections. There is no parking fee until the 1st of April.

Coordinates

DD
46.382992, 13.765601
DMS
46°22'58.8"N 13°45'56.2"E
UTM
33T 405079 5137342
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Equipment

Ski touring and avalanche equipment, crampons, ice axe and head lamp. Sufficient amount of food and water.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.4 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
2,150 m
Descent
2,150 m
Highest point
2,569 m
Lowest point
674 m
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