Tuši's blog

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Slovenia: Ropes and Knots

Alpinistic School organized basic training with ropes and they covered 2 lessons, arresting the fall and rappelling. Since I was absent last year, I joined the training this one.


Playing with the ropes

Under arrest

Monday, March 28, 2016


Austria: Traditional Easter Monday Backcountry Skiing - Ojstrc

Every year our Alpine Association AO Tržič organizes a backcountry skiing expedition. This year the number of attendees was reduced due to weather forecast, but they should all be sorry, since we chose a very good destination in Koroška, Austria. Our starting point was Hmelše and after a short walk on the road we put on the skis and continued on the wide ravine called Celovška riža - Breite Rinne all the way to the ridge of Obir massif. From there it wasn't far to our summit called Ojstrc on altitude 2139 m. After a photo session we skied back down. We finished the day with analysis in Sele Fara and later with even deeper approach in Podljubelj.

First we had to walk for a while

Soon we continued on skis

Half way up with the view to the lake Borovnica (Stausee Freibach)

Still a lot infront of us

View from the ridge

Janez and summit Ojstrc, 2139 m

Expedition this year consisted of: Janez, Miha, Tuši, Janez, Primož and Boštjan

Conditions on the top were great. At the end we were already tired and the snow was soft.

Goodbye Obir

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Slovenia: Lenuhova ravine to Begunjska Vrtača

Easter time and perfect conditions in the mountains took us to Begunjska Vrtača, 1991 m. For ascent we chose Lenuhova grapa (Lenuhova ravine), IV-/II-III, 300 m. Since there is a lot of snow in this area, it was a very easy path all the way to the top. Family lunch prevented us to continue further, so we descended on easy Zahodna grapa (West Ravine).

Fog in the valley and perfect sky on the way up

Above the fog

View to the west peak called Vrtača, 2181 m

Last time I ski down here - Šentanski plaz

Getting ready with crampons and ice axes

Another photo before we entered the Lenuhova ravine

Maruša, Rok and me

Scenery from the top

Left - Lenuhova ravine, right - West ravine

Easter morning in the mountains

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing - Hajnževo sedlo

Since there is still plenty of snow nearby, I decided to try a new skiing destination, away from the crowds on Zelenica. My destination was Hajnževo sedlo, 1701 m. On the top it was very foggy, so I missed it and I continued for a while towards Košutica, but I soon figured it out, so I descended to my designated saddle.

Descended to my destination, Hajnževo sedlo

Soon, the fog disappeared and I could enjoy in skiing

Ben also loved it

Skiing away from the crowds

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Slovenia: Backcounty Skiing - Vrh Ljubeljščice

After work I conquered Vrh Ljubeljščice, 1704 m, one more time in this winter. This time the conditions were really bad but still better than staying at home and ironing the couch.

View from the top to Stol and Vrtača

Another afternoon on the skis

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Slovenia: Jumaring in Rakov Škocjan

Our work society ŠKD Indijanci has a plan to visit one of the caves and since we will not do it as tourists, we had to learn how to properly ascend and descend in a caves. Aleš and Ana were our instructors and we all learned how to properly move up and down on a rope with the help of mechanical devices, like ascender and Petzl Stop.

I was the first to try jummaring

Aleš prepared the ropes for us before we arrived

Great company

We trained near The Big Natural Bridge, which is the remainder of the cave roof from the distant past, when the entire stream of the water was under the land.

The darkness didn't stop us

Finals - Picnic time

Timelapse video of our jumaring

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Slovenia: FIS World Cup Final in Ski Jumping Planica 2016

Our eagle, Peter Prevc, was awesome in ski-jumping this season and we decided to see him in Planica. Since tickets were sold out, our viewing point was on the slopes of nearby hill, Ciprnik. We could hear and see almost everything from there, so it was a great choice.

Our guys were perfect and we won again. Peter flew 238 and 241.5 meters, while Robi had distances of 234 and 233 meters.
Results of today's competition:

Towards our viewing point

All geared up with beer and binoculars

Borut, Tuši, Nada, Primož and Rok

Our viewing point, where we watched our eagles fly

Out of beer ... no worries, the army is here to the rescue

We were here in 2016, maybe we will come back next year

After competition we descended down to the spectators area. The main announcer joined us on our quick lunch - salami and belokranjska pogača.

Our short Sunday hike

Overall this season was perfect for Peter Prevc, as he also statistically beat many records, some of them are listed here.
- most points in one season: 2303
- most wins in a season: 15/29
- most podiums in season: 22/29
- most points per competition in a season: 79.41
- biggest difference in front of 2nd ranked: 813

Flying overall results:

Overall results:

Our day was finished in Rodine, where our friend Aleš celebrated his birthday.
Happy birthday Aleš and to many many beers!

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Slovenia: Hike to Korošica

Sunny day. Time to go out. This time Nada and me decided to hike to nearby Korošica and it was great.

View to Košutica, 1968 m, and Veliki vrh, 2088 m

Snow is everywhere

Planina Korošica, 1554 m

Back home

Sunny Saturday hike to Planina Korošica

Friday, March 18, 2016


Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing - Begunjščica

Another morning adventure was scheduled today. We conquered Begunjščica via central ravine. From the top I ski down, while others descended normally.

Early in the morning, while normal people still sleep

The sun came out

I was the slowest on our way up

Conquered! Attendees: Vlado, Rok, Tuši, Lovro, Gašper and Nada

Totally different story on our way down, where I was the quickest and with a big smile on my face, since the skiing conditions were just brilliant.

Skiing from Begunjščica, 2060 m

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing from Vrh Ljubeljščice

After work I decided to do some more backcountry skiing. Since Vrh Ljubeljščice is very close to my home, I decided to go there.

On top of Vrh Ljubeljščice, 1704 m

Crossing the creek on my way down

Skiing time with a finish line at Gostišče Koren with Paulaner beer