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Sunday, November 30, 2014


Slovenia: Happy Birthday Nada

Nada organized a little different birthday party. She organized a hike from tacen to Grmada, 676 m, and Šmarna gora, 669 m, where we had a special edition of Belokranjska pogača and hot wine. Cheers Nada!

Home made Birthday Goodies

Jera, Tuši, Špela and off course, Nada

Birthday hike

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Austria: Hike to Kozjak

Fog, clouds, wind. Who cares. Nada and me drove to Poden (Bodental), from where we started our hike. Our first stop was Mlaka (Märchenwiese) and from there we continued over Vrata to Klagenfurter Hutte/Celovška koča, 1664 m. We stopped only to find our 2nd GeoCache and then we attacked the peak Ovčji vrh (Kozjak) / Geissberg (Kosiak), 2014 m. After a photosession on the top we descended back with a detour to Ogrisalm/Vgrizeva planina, 1569 m.

Mlaka (Märchenwiese)

SexQuelle towards Vrata

View to the South

The Number of the Beast

Weather improved for 5 minutes 

On the top, Nada and Tuši. Most visitors would remember Geissberg/Kozjak as a grassy, rounded mountain with a great view on the central part of Karawanks massif. Maybe we will to, but next time.

On our way to Ogrisalm/Vgrizeva planina

Ogrisalm/Vgrizeva planina, 1569 m before the descend

Poden - Mlaka (Märchenwiese) - Vrata - Klagenfurter Hutte/Celovška koča - Ovčji vrh (Kozjak) / Geissberg (Kosiak) - Ogrisalm/Vgrizeva planina - Poden

GeoCaches found:
- Märchenwiese, GC2B798, where I dropped off trackable item Vlašim - Ceska Republika, TB4D3DB and made a visit with trackable item Yngre Fagligt Forum Geocoin, TB4V29G
- Klagenfurter Hütte / Celovška koča - 1664m, GC3YR3P, where I dropped off trackable item Yngre Fagligt Forum Geocoin, TB4V29G

After the hike we watched an old Slovenian movie, called Moj ata, socialisticni kulak, from 1987.

Back to time just after WW2

Friday, November 28, 2014


Slovenia: Movember in Aviat

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. Did I join? I did!

40 Moustaches in 100 Seconds - Movember

That's us

Nejc, Rok, primož, Tuši, Andrej, Saša, Marko, Blaž, Aleš, lovro, Vlado, Anže and Grega

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Slovenia: GeoCaching in Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski Hrib Nature Park

After lunch Nada and me decided o find some GeoCaches nearby, so we went hiking to Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski Hrib Nature Park. One of them took us to the remains of the first large ski jumping hill of Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana.

Short history:
With “Skakalnica na Galetovem” the first large ski jumping hill of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana was constructed in 1954. Winner of the opening competition on the ski jump constructed by Stanko Bloudek was Janez Polda in 1955. Highlight of the jump's history was the competition for the Kongsberg Trophy in 1961 when 20,000 spectators watched winner Marjan Pečar. But then the ski jump at Šiška was already torn down in 1967.


Old photos from ski jumping hill “Skakalnica na Galetovem”

GeoCaches found:
- A Cup of Coffee, GCV6XD, where I dropped of trackable item Alte Fritten mit Ketchup, TB1RKB3
- Skakalnice Mostec / Ski jumping hill Mostec, GC3BCCX
- Stara skakalnica / Old ski jump, GC4HW8T
All Caches received a visit from trackable items Vlašim - Ceska Republika, TB4D3DB and Yngre Fagligt Forum Geocoin, TB4V29G.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Slovenia: GeoCaching in Udin Boršt

Grega, Rok and me gathered at 4:30 a.m. in Senično and we started the hike in Udin boršt, that led us to a hidden GeoCache. In 53 minutes we were back at our cars, after 2,46 km of walking.

Read more about the forest: http://udinborst.com/english/

Introducing Udin boršt

Due to the natural conditions of a glacier terrace made of limestone conglomerate, Udin boršt is one of the last continuous areas of lowland forests in central Slovenia. Perforated by numerous sinkholes, karst caves, and water springs, it is the best example of the so called conglomerate karst in Slovenia. For centuries farmers have been managing the forest and countryside surroundings with utmost care and their way of life can be seen in many cultural heritage buildings, local craftsmanship, traditions and holidays. Even brigands, a gang of bandits, who lived in this area mostly in the first half of the 19th century, found secret shelters in the heart of Udin boršt. Udin boršt, at the doorstep of Naklo and Kranj, offers, both locals and visitors relaxation, diverse experience of forest and agricultural landscape and a chance to discover varied country heritage.

GeoCache Found
Map of the forest with 1725 ha

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Slovenia: GeoCaching around Utik, Finished 50 hikes to Kršiše in 2014

Today we had a GeoCaching morning. Nada, my sister's family and me went hunting for treasures in Utik. I chose a series of caches, called Pot na "Klopco" (Path to the "Bench").

Tim, Matic and Klara enjoyed hunting the treasures

In the forest

Two of the GeoCaches took us to small Watermills, that were built by Franc Repnik around 1987. There are more than 100 of them on the Mrzli Spring. One of the points took us also to Žegnan studenec (Blessed spring).

GeoCaches found:
- Pot na "Klopco" 1, GC52XP6, from where I retrieved trackable item Vlašim - Ceska Republika, TB4D3DB. Trackable visited all next GeoCaches during the day.
- Pot na "Klopco" 2, GC52XPJ
- Pot na "Klopco" 3, GC52XW1
- Pot na "Klopco" 4, GC52XWV
- Pot na "Klopco" 5, GC52XX2
- Pot na "Klopco" 6, GC52XYH
- Pot na "Klopco" 7, GC52XYX
- Pot na "Klopco" - Bonus, Mystery cache, GC52XZG
- opazovalec / observer, GC2EJ2Q
- Mlinčki, GC3N366, from where I retreived trackable item Yngre Fagligt Forum Geocoin, TB4V29G. Trackable visited all next GeoCaches during the day.
- 100 mlinčkov, MultiCache, GC55JMH

GeoCaching around Utik, Koseški hrib and Debeli hrib

The day still wasn't finished. With my neighbours and Nada we went to a short hike to Kršiše. With this ascend I finished with my yearly plan, to conquer it for 50 times, therefore we all had a nice dinner by the light of torches on the top.

Our dinner: Prosciutto from Njeguš (Njeguška pršuta) - thanks to Stane and Bonja, cheese, black olives, bread, tea and hot wine.

Borut, Tanja, Žiga, Vid, Nada and if you look very carefully also me

My 50 tracks to Kršiše

My logbook entries


Saturday, November 22, 2014


Slovenia: Hike to Vrtača

Initial plan, to conquer the highest peak of the Karawanks, fell into the water, nevertheless Nada and me conquered Vrtača, 2181 m. We started a bit late and at cca. 1300 m a.m.s.l. we changed the surface type, from normal to snowy. Nice sunny Saturday on the snow was ahead of us.

Above the fog

Our plan was to continue towards Stol, 2232 m, but we changed our minds

Peak conquered

Somewhere near the peak


Gorgeous view

Unfortunately it wasn't icy enough for a downhill

Ljubelj - VrtačaDom na Zelenici mountain hut - Ljubelj

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Slovenia: My first Inline Hockey Game

Our sport and cultural society ŠKD Indijanci organized Inline Hockey game and 6 of us attended. We all had a great time and I think we will soon organize another event like this. BTW, the match ended 2:2, total spectators on the match 4 (Bine, Rožle, Anja and Nada).

Hockey players: Saša, Tuši, Nejc, Grega, Primož and Peter

Acion time 

We were all exhausted in the end

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Slovenia: GoPro - To Climb An Iceberg

Hop aboard La Louise as they venture through the arctic waters of Greenland's Qeqertarsuup tunua (Disko Bay) in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers from Tržič, Slovenia, Klemen Premrl and Aljaž Anderle.

GoPro: To Climb An Iceberg in 4K

Monday, November 17, 2014


Slovenia: New Backcountry Freeride Ski Boots

Garmont Endorphin for 247 €

Shell Material: polymers
Number of Buckles: 4
Micro-Adjustable: yes
Flex Index: 130
Liner: Rabid Thermo
Thermo-moldable: yes
Lean Angle: 20 degrees, 25 degrees
Walk Mode: yes
Binding Compatibility: AT, alpine ISO DIN
Claimed Weight: [27.5] 4.11kg
Recommended Use: backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Slovenia: Hike: 28th Levstik's trail: From Litija to Čatež

Around 5000 hikers from all over Slovenia took part in walking the Levstik path. The 22 km journey from Litija to Čatež is one of the most popular hiking events in Slovenia. The trail was described by Fran Levstik in his travelogue “The Journey from Litija to Čatež”.

Our Sport Society Podljubelj decided to join this event. We participated with 18 people. The bus picked us up in front of local school and took us to Šmartno pri Litiji, so our hike was a little bit shorter, but still more than 20 kilometres long.

Our first break

Visiting places from last year

Dolenjska (Lower Carniola) Countryside

Our president Borut Pahor wanted a photo with us

We found a guitarist on the way. We sang Siva pot.
Memories from last year. Photo on the same sign.

A little help from my friends

Autumn Vineyard colours

Diatonic button accordion in action with a song Čebelar

Boss Nejc

With Boško at the station, where we finished last year


On the stage with Tanja Žagar and my neighbour Borut

Ratio: Elapsed Time: 8:51:09 vs Moving Time: 4:48:07 was very good