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John Donnelly and Jane Robertson of Westies teamed up with 9 Carnethies for a walking/running/scrambling week in the Julian Alps in September 2007. Here's the trip in pictures!

Day 1: We set off for the ''7 lakes'


Lake Bohinj

1000m higher up - looking down on Lake Bohinj


Cali jogging to the summit of Vogel (1922m)


The 'cable car group'


The others sweated up the paths through the trees
Refreshment on the way to our first hut. (Zlatorog is an ibex)

Home for the next 2 nights

Day 2: A circular -trip taking in some peaks of around 2300m

The hut beside the lake is left far below

Climbing above the pines

Gordon and a view

'Sound of Music' country


A group of ibex lie camouflaged in the limestone


Limestone pavement


Anne and Cali are swimming in the lake below!

Day 3: Walk to Vodnikov Dom via Kanjavec (2586)

This higher lake was a lot colder than Anne and Cali's

It was a hot dry climb up the rocks of Kanjavec

A great view of Triglav from the summit of Kanjavec

Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia, is 300m higher than it's nearest rival

We stopped for lunch at the Dolic Hut

A dry riverbed led to a high pasture below Vodnikov Dom

Triglav towering above Vodnikov Dom
Day 4:Walk to Triglavski Dom and climb Triglav on the way

Vertical wall ahead but the way is well-marked and supplied with metal pegs and cables

Airy ridge

.. we couldn't see the drop

The summit photo. No view but then .. no other people.


After the hail storm (which passed while we were in the hut)


Above the clouds


Andy 'on top of the world'

Day 5: Walk to Pogacnikov Dom

Bear Rock where one of the last bears in Slovenia fell to its death

'Picnic at Bear Rock'

Thick cloud, then..

a thunder and lightning storm broke around us

It wasn't a place to hang about!


We were glad to see Pogacnikov Dom on its airy perch

and get a drink

...and dry our clothes

...in a fantastic setting

Sunset
Day 6: Climb Stenar (2501)

The path up can be seen crossing the scree

The col


A steep descent


Above Pogacnikov Dom


Evening at Pogacnikov Dom


View of the hut


Carnethies in Julian Alps


Gordon's shoes were trashed!


Day 7: Descend to the valley and back to Llubjana

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