Vrtaca Wertatscha Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing the 2164 meters high Batognica in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, we decided to continue our “Hiking the Alps” tour by ascending a peak called Vrtaca (Wertatscha in German). Vrtaca is a 2181 meters high peak in the Karawanks, on the border between Slovenia and Austria. The Karawanks mountain range is a…

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Vrtaca Trail - The top

Batognica Trail – Hiking the Alps

Batognica is a 2164 meters high mountain in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It lies just next to the 2244 meters high Krn which is much more popular. Batognica is, however, a very interesting mountain – also historically. In the First World War Batognica was occupied by both Austro-Hungarian troops and Italian troops which were fighting…

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Batognica Trail - View from Batognica

Blegos Trail – Hiking the Alps

Blegos is a 1562 meters high mountain which lies south of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It’s a very popular destination for hikers because the trail is not technically difficult and there are no less than two mountain huts offering warm drinks along the way. The last mountain hut is only 800 meters away from the…

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Blegos Trail - Approaching the Peak

Stenar Trail – Hiking the Alps

Stenar is a 2501 meters high mountain in the heart of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Unlike many other mountains in this area, Stenar is not well-known among hikers and mountaineers and therefore the trail is typically not very busy. This is indeed an advantage as it allows you to set your own tempo without the…

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Stenar Trail - View on the surrounding peaks

Kanin Trail – Hiking the Alps

The Kanin mountain range, of which the highest point is at Big Mount Kanin at 2587 meters, is located on the border between Italy and Slovenia. It is a quite popular hiking spot for hikers from both countries as well as multiple other nationalities – especially as you can focus on the technically challenging trails closer…

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Kanin Trail - Great view

Vrh nad Skrbino Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing the 2236 meters high Stol peak on the border between Austria and Slovenia, I decided to continue my “Hiking the Alps” tour by ascending the 2054 meters high mountain Vrh nad Skrbino in the southern Julian Alps. Vrh nad Skrbino is a quite popular mountain because it offers a great…

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Vrh nad Skrbino Trail - View towards the west

Stol Hochstuhl Trail – Hiking the Alps

After hiking in the French and Austrian Alps, I continued my “Hiking the Alps” tour by climbing the 2236 meters high mountain Stol (Hochstuhl in German) in the northwestern corner of Slovenia, close to the Austrian border. Stol is the highest mountain of the 120 kilometers long Karawanke mountain range which is a section…

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Stol Hochstuhl Trail - View towards west

Moucherotte Trail near Grenoble – Hiking the Alps

In April 2017 we were travelling around France and on our way we also stopped in Grenoble. Grenoble is a quite big city in southeastern France which lies at the foot of the French Alps. Being so close to the Alps, we of course wanted to go hiking there. After a brief research we decided to…

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Moucherotte Trail - View towards south

Grubereck Trail in Rauris Valley – Hiking the Alps

In the beginning of 2017 we spent a couple of days in the Austrian village Rauris where we hiked, climbed mountains and skied. Our first hike there went to the 2167 meters high Grubereck mountain which lies north-east of the village. We decided to climb the Grubereck peak because the trail starts in the village…

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Grubereck Trail - Sladinkopf and Bernkogel