In Training to Ascend Triglav?

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A climbing wall for kids in the new play area of a Ljubljana mall, with a climbing “tree” for preschool kids at right. Slovenes are serious about their climbing: There is a saying that to truly be a Slovene, one must ascend the nation’s highest peak, 2,864-meter (9,393-ft.) Mount Triglav, in the Julian Alps, at least once. Perhaps the best way to achieve this goal is to start training at a young age?

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7 thoughts on “In Training to Ascend Triglav?

  1. Well, you don’t actually climb Triglav, you just walk up there 😉 As for being a true Slovenian, the same goes for foreigners living in Slovenia! So have you already been up there? No excuses! 🙂

  2. Mare: Not yet! The bit about walking on the narrow ledge with others passing you in the opposite direction sounds positively nerve-wracking to me, but I’m trying to work up the guts to do it anyway.

  3. I’m not sure what route Mare took to the top (if they went at all), but I went up from the north side, and there was definitely “climbing” involved. The final push up from Kredarica dom is no picnic either. It may not be technical, but it is VERY exposed.

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