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Sunday, December 31, 2017


Slovenia: Backcountry skiing - Vrh Ljubeljščice, New Year's Eve on Roblekov dom

In the morning I decided to to the last backcountry skiing tour this year and once again I chose the nearby Vrh Ljubeljščice, 1704 m.

In the afternoon it was time for hiking. We had to reach the mountain hut, where we decided to spend new year's eve. At 16:30 Tina, Nada, Gašper, Rok and me met in Draga and we started hiking towards Roblekov dom na Begunjščici mountain hut. On our way we made a quick beer stop on Tomčeva koča na Poljški planini mountain hut, 1180 m. After 2 hours we reached our destination and the party began. Slovenian music, home made food, heaps of beer, fireworks, dancing and other things were on this evening.


Cloudless view

Through the shade towards the sun

Nearby peaks, including Triglav, Slovenian highest mountain

Love skiing

Quick geocache near Zupan's footbridge

Tomčeva koča na Poljški planini mountain hut was covered with lights

Arrived to the scene, where brandy and nice wishes on new year's card were waiting for us

Nada, Tuši, Gašper, Tina and Rok - we celebrated together in Slovenian mountain hut of the year.

Dinner time

Traditional music

Last selfie of 2017 - Happy New Year!

GeoCache found:
- Zupanova brv, GC7CQ77

Some statistics for 2017 (Tuši, Angie, GeoCaching):

Every month I left Slovenia at least once. Countries visited: Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Serbia, Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Sweden. Together GPS recorded 59247 kilometers.

738 geocaches found in 2017

More backcountry skiing and mountain biking as previous year, but on the other hand much less hiking

  • Too much driving each year

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Slovenia / Italy / Austria: Hike to Peč, Icy Kingdom

For today, Nada and me decided to conquer a new peak. We chose an easy one, on the West side of the Karawanks, called Peč or Tromeja (tripoint). We started in Slovenia in Rateče, continued a bit in Italy and we finished in Austria, from where we reached our tripoint Peč. After a photo session we descended back to Rateče, this time only on Slovenian soil.

In the evening we visited the Icy Kingdom in Mojstrana, where we visited the live Christmas nativity scene, where the actors wear crampons and the Holy Child is surrounded by frozen waterfalls.

Winter time

Obviously, Nada...

... and Tuši, just below the summit.

View from the summit to Dobrač, 2166 high summit in Koroška (Carinthia)

Top of 1508 m high Peč is also a tripoint of Slavs, Germans and Romans.


Nada and Tuši

Time to go back in the valley

Hike in 3 countries

We visited the Icy kingdom in Mojstrana

Game of ice and light

Live Nativity Scene in the Icy kingdom

Friday, December 29, 2017


Slovenia: Hike to Koča na Ljubelju mountain hut

Another beautiful day in Slovenia and with Nada we decided to spend it outdoors. We did a short hike to local Koča na Ljubelju mountain hut, 1370 m.

This time we conquered it without sleds

Warm day

Nada and Tuši

White & Blue

Snow is everywhere

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Slovenia: 5th traditional hike to Kriška gora

Before New Year, Klemen, Dejan and me decided to go to our 5th traditional before New Year's eve hike. Since the hut on top of Kriška gora was open this year, we didn't hesitate. This year Matej joined us and together we all had a great day with an awesome hike, cold beer and tasty food.

Reports from first, second, third and last year's hike: 12643, 13010, 13374, 13739.

View to Tržič from Velika Mizica

Our destination was covered with fresh snow

Bread, minced lard (zaseka) and garlic for hungry bellies

On the way back we passed the Saint Joseph's church above Tržič

Hike to Kriška gora with Matej, Klemen and Dejan

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing - Viševnik

Snow conditions were good so we decided to conquer Viševnik, two-thousander in Julian Alps. Lovro, Grega and me attacked it with skis, while Nada and Alenka went hiking. Cold and windy weather with low visibility didn't scare us and we all managed to reach our goals.

Gray day was ahead of us

It was quicker without skis

Leaving the 2050 m high peak

Final ridge

Lovro was here (on the top)

Alenka and Nada

My 2nd ascent to Viševnik

Monday, December 25, 2017


Slovenia: Exploring Podljubelj "Paths"

For Christmas Nada and me decided to explore some new paths in our village Podljubelj. Our main goal was to see the local Bela Peč (White Furnace) from the vicinity, from below. On our way we also crossed many local peaks like Kal, Na Vršiču and Krogovnek.

Arrived to Zavetišče na Kalu, 1112 m

You'll have to learn Slovene to understand it

Bela peč (White furnace)

Another funny descent

Time to return back home

Exploring new paths

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing & Sledding

Nada's cousin Nastja visited us today and together we explored the snow areas around our home. When Nastja and Nada visited the slopes of Zelenica, I made a backcountry skiing trip to Hajnževo sedlo, 1704 m. In the evening we all went sledding to Ljubelj Pass.

View to Ljubelj and ski slopes of Zelenica, where Nastja and Nada were

On my way up to the saddle

And now the fun will begin

Backcountry Skiing


Nastja, Tuši and Nada

Sledding time

Evening sledding