29 September 2009

Kamnik Alps - Day 1

When the weather stabilized last week after a rainy and cloudy spell, the decision was made: time for some more mountaineering! My friend Sandi and I had a look at the map and made a plan to traverse the whole range of the Kamnik Alps in three days, conquering most of the peaks along the way.


Day 1 began with a traffic jam in Menges, but we soon managed to reach our starting point: Planina Ravne in the eastern part of the Kamnik Alps. The first two hours were a pleasant and not too demanding ascent to the plateau of Korošica during which we could already admire our first goal, Mt. Ojstrica.

We passed the old Kocbek hut and an adjacent chapel.

When the Korošica plateau opened up in front of us, we turned right and started climbing the slopes of Ojstrica.

By 11 a.m. the weather started to act up a little and the peaks got enveloped in clouds. No problem, clouds are good for drama. :) Standing on the Ojstrica summit, we could see the trail leading up Mt. Planjava, which was our second (or third, if you count Mt. Mala Ojstrica) peak of the day.

The Kamnik Saddle and fog.

There was a lot of photographing and posing going on the whole day. Two photographers on a hike surrounded by beautiful nature - what else would you expect? ;)

The trail between Ojstrica and Planjava went down and up and down and up and down and up ... forever.

Finally, the main Planjava peak. We had been fooled by other, smaller peaks a few times.

The views from the top were ... interesting. They changed all the time as the clouds rolled in and out of the valleys below.

For a few second we could see Korošica and Ojstrica and all the peaks that we'd climbed on the way to Planjava.

We had the place to ourselves. Gorgeous. On the whole it was surprising that there weren't more people around. We only saw four hikers the whole day.

The last stretch of the hike was the descent to the Kamnik Saddle. We caught the last sun rays before plunging into the fog.

For a minute the fog cleared when we were below the mighty Planjava rock face.

At the Kamnik Saddle our legs, and especially feet, were grateful for a strenuous day of climbing to be over.

More photos here. Or see Sandi's post.
To be continued ...

Day 2 here.
Day 3 here.

6 comments:

Sandi said...

Kot ponavadi so fotke odlične. Sva se res fajn imela (če odmislim tisti nagravžni spust do gondolske postaje na Krvavcu, he he). Na tisti fotki bi pa skoraj zaspal, glede na to, kako je prijalo popoldansko sonce.

Luka said...

Enkratne fotke Ana! Tura pa zgleda kar konkretna, mi boš morala to enkrat razložit... Bo kmalu prilika ob rumenih macesnih.

Pika said...

Zanimivo pot sta izbrala. Sem vama kar nevoščljiva, ko sta hodila po tako lepih predelih naše Slovenije. Sem sama bila sedaj malo na Gorenjskem, ampak bolj "vozna" tura. Fotografije pa so enkratne. Res enkratne. Hvala zanje Ana. Lep pozdrav.

Ana said...

@Sandi: ne me spominjat na tisti zadnji spust. Ob njegovi omembi me še zdaj zaskelijo kolena. :)

@Luka: hvala, je bila res konkretna v vseh ozirih! Ali z drugimi besedami, nora! Rumene macesne pa komaj čakam, upam, da bo krasna jesen.

@Pika: hvala. To pot sem sicer že nekajkrat prehodila, ampak v časih, ko še nisem fotografirala. Glede tvoje ture pa sem že nekaj videla na tvojem blogu, ja. Grem še enkrat pogledat. :)

zglavovnaravo said...

Kot vedno so fotke super, pot sta pa tudi lepo izbrala. Vidim, da se kar veliko potikaš po hribih in uživaš. Si še predstavljaš obisk hribov brez fotiča?

Ana said...

Hej Aleš, hvala! Letos sem bila po nekaj letih spet malo več po gorah, ja, in upam, da bo vreme držalo še za kakšno turo. Hribi brez fotiča? Hehe, ni šans, še v trgovino grem z njim. ;) Kaj češ, taki smo zasvojenci. :)))