Climbing Mount Triglav, Slovenia 2864m Part Three

After leaving the Dom Planika in Part two we had just over another vertical metres to climb before reaching the summit. After not long of leaving the mountain hut the track quickly turned to scramble. There were chains and pegs which were really helpful over certain sections. After climbing up with the aid of chains the exposure got more severe, cable followed the more challenging parts of the route and it was best to start using the via ferrata gear.…

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Climbing Mount Triglav, Slovenia 2864m Part Two

Hopefully you’ve already part one of this three part adventure – if not you should probably go back and check it out first. Anyway… as we continued away from the tree line and away from the mountain hut, we closer to the eagle flying overhead. The wildlife in the Julian Alps was really stunning. As we climbed higher the trail got narrower and more exciting. This was what we were really after. Tight, exposed mountain paths which wiggled through the…

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Climbing Mount Triglav, Slovenia 2864m Part One

Mount Triglav with a height of 2,863 metres (or 9,395 ft) is the highest mountain in Slovenia and in fact the highest in all of the Julian Alps. It is so famous in Slovenia that it even features on the countries flag! Milan Kučan, a former Slovene president, once said that every Slovenian person to climb Triglav at least once in their life. We were staying in Lake Bohinj and there was even a monument there for the first four…

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Cool Things You Must Do in Florence, Italy

  After an awesome time in Venice, we made our way by train to Florence. I really like the Italian rail network as it is very quick and easy to use. The journey from Venice to Florence takes only about two hours and the views out of the windows are great too. If you are in Italy I really recommend you adventure around by train and explore more than one location.   Ponte Vecchio Florence One of the most famous…

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Cool Things You Must Do in Venice, Italy

After adventuring in the Julian Alps for a week, I was a little worried about going back to the hustle and bustle of a city, especially one as well-known as Venice. In my head, the narrow streets would be packed due to being in the height of summer and it would not be a very pleasurable experience. Thankfully, I was very wrong. The moment we stepped out of the train station, the outskirts of Venice were spectacular. I was in…

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