Rjavina, “the Chainsaw Ridge”

1-Day Tour, Kot Valley to Kot Valley

Tackle a spectacular mountain chain famous for its spiky chainsaw-like ridgeline formed by prominent peaks of the Julian Alps – Macesnovec, Dimniki, Luknja Peč and Rjavina. Best visible and admired from the Dovje Village, it’s a serious and bold tour for the most demanding and picky mountain ‘gourmets’. Enjoy climbing an incredibly scenic ridge connecting three independent peaks and with the finish line at the top of a striking mountain called Rjavina, Triglav’s neighbor. For the chosen ones!

Itinerary

Upon meeting in the Kot Alpine Valley and checking the hiking and climbing gear, we head straight towards the beautiful mountains of the Julian Alps. After about three and a half hours we reach the first peak with spectacular views called Macesnovec, 1,926 m, which got its name after the abundance of larch trees decorating its long slopes. From there we descend down a bit to 1,773 m to a saddle between Macesnovec and the next peak in line, Dimniki, 2,104 m. There we strap on the climbing harness and helmet and enter the climbing section. We enjoy climbing across the long ridgeline and enjoying incredible views of the Julian Alps and other mountains towering above the Kot Valley. First we make our way to Mt. Dimniki, after that to Mt. Luknja Peč, and after about six hours en route we finally reach the top of Rjavina, 2,532 m, Triglav's close neighbor. At the top of Rjavina we take a short break to absorb the beauty surrounding us and then return back down to the Kot Valley.

Is This for Me?

Adventure Style

Expert Alpine | Climb | Experience the wild side of the Alps. Tackle the routes that push back the boundaries and explore majestic ridges, walls and lonely mountains safely with our certified guides.

Length and elevation gain

9 h, 1,572 m | 9-h tour; estimated 6-hour ascent, 3-hour descent. 1,572 meters of elevation gain.

Client to guide ratio

2 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 12. Guide ratio 2:1.

Age Requirements

16+ | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fitness level

Vigorous (4/5) | Recommended for fit travelers; 7-9 hours most days.

Technical level

T4 | Recommended for climbers with Alpine climbing experience. Surfaces: mountainous terrain with demanding and extremely exposed walls, I, II, III climbing and short sections of IV climbing with no safety cables, or harder via ferrata routes.

What's included

  • Expert mountain guiding
  • Transportation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Fun

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non-outside group meals, snacks etc.)

Recommended equipment

Via ferrata set, climbing harness, climbing helmet, basic hiking gear.

Additional information

It's highly recommended to split the tour into two days and spend the night in the Stanič Hut. It's also possible to combine the tour with an ascent of Triglav on the second day.

Availability And Enquiry

Currently there are no available dates for this tour.
Please contact us to arrange date for you.

Available extras

  • Tour preparation 300 € 8 video calls, 2 extra intro days
  • Pro equipment 100 €
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