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The freshly fallen snow has sprinkled the landscape white overnight and I’m warm in our cozy house on a brink of a forest thinking back of the past year. Truth to be told, I have mixed emotions about 2021. Like it or not, Covid has turned our lives upside down and changed our “normality” into a crippled shadow of the past. The world at the moment can feel beyond real… I just spent three days convincing my parents we can do Christmas celebrations in person after a negative rapid test… and I’m sure many of you can relate. The odd times call for regular trips outdoor to vent the daily stress by the serenity and tranquility of the nature. To this extent, I’m thankful for all adventures – big and small – we’ve shared on the trail so far. They’ve been priceless. Thank you for that! 

It has been an immense pleasure to be guiding every single one of you to the mountains; to hit the dusty or snowy trail, sweat and curse the steep slopes together, climb spectacular peaks, relax at lakes, run from massive thunderstorms, marvel at mind-blowing sunrises and sunsets, and cheer in the huts with even more like-minded adventurers. Together we made the almost impossible in this more and more virtual world possible… we felt completely alive and happy! Thank you again guys for coming on our tours and helping create this awesome energy! You are the best!

Let’s see our Slovenia mountain adventures in pictures…

Exploring Slovenia’s best day hikes:
Stunning Julian Alps
Fairytale hike in Karavanke
Goli Vrh above Jezersko
Flower hike on Golica

The Double Lake of the Seven Triglav Lakes
The Big Lake of the Seven Triglav Lakes
The Kredarica Hut from Triglav

Together we explored the Julian Alps, hiking along the breathtaking Triglav Lakes, climbing Slovenia’s highest mountain Triglav, and Bovški Gamsovec, one of the most picturesque climbs in Slovenia. 

Triglav from Bovški Gamsovec

We also loved the Razor adventure even though in the end we turned it into a bit easier Mt. Križ adventure. 

We also tackled Mala Mojstrovka and Mangart on the via ferrata routes and rocked them without even blinking! 

On more relaxing days we opted for mountain hikes rather than climbs and ascended up to Mt. Stol, the highest peak of the Karavanke Alps, and hiked along the ridge to conquer another three peaks. 

We met these two cheeky horses (who tried to steal our sandwiches!) hiking along the ridge left of Mt. Stol

We also climbed the legendary steep slopes of Vrtaški Vrh, a beautiful hike above Mojstrana, where we did as much as 1,255 m of ascent in just 6 km, yet were rewarded by otherworldly views at the top with rather interesting flora…

The peak of Vrtaški Vrh is full of wooly thistles which grow over a meter tall

We also meandered on easier trails above the Vršič Pass…

We were happy to explore the Soča Valley and the mountains above…

Lake at Lužnica is one of the most beautiful hikes above the Soča Valley

Exploring Slovenia’s best treks:
7 Triglav Lakes Trek
From Bohinj to Soča Valley Trek
The Karawanks Traverse
Triglav from Pokljuka

As every year we did a beautiful and by far the most fragrant hike I can possibly imagine… our annual Golica loop!

In May we visited Jezersko, a mesmerizing place hidden at the foothills of high mountains of Slovenia…

… and then a month later climbed Velika Baba, a 2,127-m mountain notorious for serious climbing routes

This winter we tackled some serious climbing routes in high Slovenia mountains…

… and some completely fun and safe winter hiking trails in Slovenia (Blog 1, Blog 2).

A gorgeous and safe winter hike in Slovenia was to Bašeljski Vrh.
Another snowy and safe winter hike in Slovenia was to Roblek Hut.
We hiked from Kranjska Gora to Visoki Mavrinc above the Vršič Pass
And snowshoed in Pokljuka to the Blejska Hut

As the year 2021 is coming to an end, I hope that most of us can look back smiling. Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs as individuals and as a society, nevertheless, all in all it was still a good year, right?

I’m wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with memorable adventures! Cheers!

More on the Blog:
Hiking in Slovenia: the gear you will need
Secret gems of the Soča Valley
Beginner winter climb in the Slovenian Alps: Mala Mojstrovka
Twenty photos to inspire you to climb Mangart


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