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Triglav 2864

A cache by TeMpL Team
Hidden : 7/16/2007
In Slovenia
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Triglav

Triglav (2864 m) je najvisji vrh Julijskih Alp in najvisji vrh Slovenije. Ime tri - glav se nanaša na obliko gore, kot se jo vidi iz Bohinja.

Triglav velja za simbol slovenstva, nahaja se tudi na slovenskem grbu in zastavi.
Prvi, ki je Triglav opazil kot simbol slovenstva, je bil Jakob Aljaz. Prvic je prišel v Vrata leta 1883. Leta 1889 je prisel na Dovje za duhovnika in v tem casu se je tudi povzpel na Triglav, ter se odlocil, da bo ta vrh za vedno ostal slovenski. Za nekaj goldinarjev je vrh Triglava odkupil od dovske obcine in se odlocil, da bo na njem postavil majhen kovinski stolp, ki so ga odprli 7. avgusta 1895. Stolp in njegovo postavitev je sicer v celoti financiral sam Aljaz, kasneje pa ga je podaril Slovenskemu planinskemu društvu.

Ker se cache nahaja na samem vrhu Triglava, opozarjam vse, da se je za ta podvig na najvisji vrh Slovenije, potrebno tudi primerno pripraviti: poleg dober fizicne kondicije je potrebno  predhodno preveriti vremensko napoved (nevihte so poleti zelo pogoste, možnost udara strele), imeti primerno pohodnisko opremo (cevlji, anorak, nahrbtnik), predvsem pa si je potrebno vzeti dovolj casa za obcudovanje prekrasne narave (zato priporocam 2 - 3 dnevni izlet cez Dolino Triglavskih jezer, kjer lahko najdete tudi drugi skriti cache v Triglavskem narodnem parku).

Namig:  kaj vse je priporocljivo imeti s seboj ter možni dostopi so zapisani v angleškem jeziku.

Obilo užitkov!

Mt.  Triglav 

Triglav is in the Julian Alps and is the highest mountain in Slovenia at 2864 m (9390 ft). It stands majestically in the centre of the National Park named after it. The name Triglav has its root in pre-history and probably described a god. In modern Slovenian the word also means three heads. This describes the mountain well because from afar it looks as though it has three peaks. The mountain is the Slovenian National Symbol and appears on the country’s flag.

The first recorded climb to the summit took place in August 26th. 1778. It is now said that you are not a complete Slovenian until you have climbed Triglav. It is not easy but can be done by most persons who are reasonably fit and have a good head for heights and are properly equipped.

The best season to climb it is from beginning of July (or when the snow melts) till the middle of October (or before the snow comes) but the best months are August and September. Most people allow two days for the trip, one day up and one down.

Essential equipment:

Never under estimate the extremes of mountain weather. Check the weather forecast before you go and plan and equip accordingly. Up to date weather forecasts can be obtained at tourist offices, our office and in most hotels. Weather website (Kredarica, 2514 m/ 7654 ft): http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/14008.html

  • Backpack / rucksack:  45 - 60 litres. It is better for the rucksack to stay half empty than to be too small and you have to leave items out or cut down on the water carried. An integral water bladder is useful. Water is at a premium on the mountain. It has to be carried up by mule or helicopter and is therefore very expensive.
  • Hat and gloves: rain can become snow even in July and September.
  • Boots: they should fit and should support your ankles. Vibram soles or similar  – wet limestone is treacherous stuff and there are some scree slopes to be crossed. Even better they should be waterproof.  Trainers and sandals are definitely not recommended.
  • Waterproof clothing: take a jacket and over trousers – GoreTex or similar. Expect temperatures from -5C to +25C)
  • Underwear: two sets, at least. one on one spare: - cotton ok, quick dry better.
  • Socks: cotton o.k., special socks for boots with anti sweat - blister -... systems better. Take extra pairs and carry some blister plasters if your first aid kit.
  • T-shirts: quick dry non-cotton are best
  • Warm clothes: pack a warm sweater or fleece – the temperature drops steeply and quickly once the sun goes down. Pack a pair of long trousers or if you wear shorts take the type that has zip on legs.
  • Sun cream and sunglasses: take both. A high factor cream is a must. The skin burns much quicker at higher altitude and the cool air can disguise the degree of damage until it is too late. The glare from sun on white limestone can be intense. A good pair of sunglasses with UHV helps a lot.
  • Cash: you will need this for your overnight accommodation at the huts. This costs between 10,00 – 20,00 EUR. A hot meal costs around cca. 4,00 - 8,00 EUR. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including water can be bought at the huts. Take approx. 60 EUR per person, since there is no ATM/cash machines up there. J

 En route:

There are various ways to approach the summit ridge. The South and East side approaches are easier. The most difficult is the North Wall  (3000 ft of III - VII grade climbs; though there are paths on the face which do not need climbing gear – not recommended without a guide). There is also a path that comes up from the Dolic Valley – this does not require climbing gear but is more difficult than the Southern and Eastern routes.

1. The easiest and probably most scienic way – 2 days (cca 18 hrs):
Bled - Rudno polje na Pokljuki - Vodnikova koca na Velem polju - Triglavski dom na Kredarici - Triglav - Dom Planika pod Triglavom – Triglavska Jezera Hut – Seven lakes valley – Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih – Komna or Koca na planini pri Jezeru – Prsivec – Vogar – Stara Fuzina in Bohinj (18 hrs or 2 days)

2. The basic route from the Bohinj Valley and back (Triglav national park):
Stara Fuzina v Bohinju - Voje valley (Mostnica canyon) - Vodnikova koca na Velem polju - Triglavski dom na Kredarici - Triglav - Dom Planika pod Triglavom - Seven lakes valley -  Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih - Stapce - Koca na planini pri Jezeru - Prsivec - Vogar - Stara Fuzina v Bohinju (23 hrs or 2-3 days).

Outline timings:
These will of course depend on weather and the individual’s state of fitness.

Start:
- in Bohinj (Voje valley) and go to Vodnik hut: 5 hrs
- in Pokljuka (Rudno polje) and go to Vodnik hut: 3 hrs

From Vodnik hut to:
- Triglav hut (Triglavski dom na Kredarici): 2,5 hrs

From Triglav hut to:
- Summit: 1,5 hrs (can be more - due to queues at height of season)

From Summit to:
- Planika hut (the easiest path to the top): 1,5 hrs

From Planika hut to:
- Vodnikova hut: 2 hrs
- Seven lakes hut: 4-5 hrs

From Seven lakes hut (Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih) to:
- Komna hut: 3,5 hrs and down in the valley: 3,5 hrs
- Vogar hut (via Planina pri Jezeru hut): 5hrs and down to the valley a further: 1hr

How to behave in the Triglav National Park

How to behave in the mountains – some do and don’ts which will make life easier for everyone.

You are in a Triglav national park – PLEASE do not litter, do not make a noise, do not scare the animals, do not pick flowers, (photograph them – they last much longer that way, do not swim or wash your things in the mountain lakes. Do not light fires or through away lighted cigarettes. Close gates after you. Take care on ridges and scree slopes not to send down debris to those below you. 

When you meet or pass somebody say "dober dan" (good day) or "zdravo or zivjo" (hello)

FAQ ~ some more useful information before you go you can find here:

http://www.3glav-adventures.com/3glav%20trekking%20INFO.doc

Zacetna vsebina cacha / Initilal contents of the cache:

Vpisni blok in svincnik / Logbook and Pencil
Sveca / Candel
Obesek za kljuce / Keyring

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnpur vf ybpngrq arne gur fhzzvg ng nygvghqr bs ppn 285k/286k

Pnpur vf irel arne gb gur gbc, yrff guna 1 zvahgr bs jnyx sebz gur gbc. Ba gur cngu gb gur Qbyvp naq Cynavxn uhg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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