Going into the high mountains? Think twice!

10.06.2019

 

Source: Alpine Association of Slovenia: https://en.pzs.si/novice.php?pid=13477

There is still lot of snow in Julian Alps and Kamnik-Savinja Alps! A lot of northern and in high mountains even southern trails are coverd with snow! Ice axes and crampons do not help – curent situation is very dangerous (deadly) even for experienced mountaineers!

 

 

Recent rescue missions from Slovenian mountain rescue service:

  • Skuta: a slip on trail covered with snow (consequences: heavy injuries)
  • Triglav: a slip on trail covered with snow (consequences: death)
  • Mala Mojstrovka, Hanzova pot trail: unable to continue or descent because of snow on the trail
  • Prisojnik (last weekend): a slip on trail covered with snow (consequences: death)
  • Planina Konjščica: unfamiliar with the terrain (consequences: lost mountaineers)
  • Veliki Lemež: unfamiliar with the terrain (consequences: lost mountaineers)

 Notice from Slovenian Police: »Snow at Kredarica is soft and slidy. Top of Triglav is very icy. Current conditions are very dangerous even for experienced mountaineers!«

Current conditions in Slovenian mountains:


You may check current conditions also in nearby huts, in local tourist information center, on social media ...

Mountains will wait!