Slovenia: 4th Traditional Hike to
Kriška gora, The Nutcracker (Hrestač)
Before New Year, Klemen, Dejan and me decided to go to our 4th traditional before New Year's eve hike. Our destination wanted to be the same as previous years, Kriška gora, 1471 m. Since the hut wasn't opened last year, we checked the opening hours this year, so that we wouldn't be disappointed again and we did a good call. The hut remained closed this year, so we rerouted our hike.
We started in Podljubelj and we ascended to the ridge, that is also the border between Austria and Slovenia. We followed it for some time, conquered the peaks called Povna peč, 1503 m, Vrh Ljubeljščice, 1704 m, and Spodnji Plot, 1682 m. Finally we descended to Dom na Zelenici mountain hut, 1536 m, where we had our first refreshment drink. Soon we returned back to the valley and the hike was complete.
Reports from first, second and last year's hike: 12643, 13010, 13374.
|Our ridge and peaks|
|The last, a bit more difficult part|
|Spodnji Plot, just a few minutes away from the beer|
|The ridge continues, we don't|
In the evening we decided to see The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol (Hrestač - Božična zgodba), a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
|The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol, created by the choreographer and director Youri Vámos is a great hit among our ballet lovers, as its magic conjures up to them the festive atmosphere every single Christmas and New Year Holiday. Story: The main character is a stingy misanthrope, who hates Christmas. His nightmares make him aware of all the wrong that he has caused in his life, so he repents and turns into a loving and generous man.|
|Nutcracker team: Maša, Petra, Nada, Andreja, Klara and somewhere in the back, Tuši|