Triglav, Slovenia

Prominence: 2052 m, 6732 ft

Elevation: 2864 meters, 9396 feet

True Isolation: 72.5 km, 45.05 mi
SubpeaksMali Triglav (2738 m/8983 ft)
Rjavec (2570 m/8432 ft)
Glava v Zaplanji (2556 m/8386 ft)
Kredarica (2541 m/8337 ft)
(2538 m/8327 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 22' 42'' N, 13° 50' 11'' E
46.378388, 13.836504 (Dec Deg)
410524 E 5136748 N, Zone 33 (UTM)
CountrySlovenia (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceGoriška (Highest Point)
Gorenjska (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Triglav:
     Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag (Rank #16)
     Europe UN Member High Points (Rank #14)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #10)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #10)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #13)
     Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #20)
     Alpine Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #11)
     Alps Range4 High Points (Rank #23)
     Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #24)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #75)
     Ultras of the Alps (Rank #11)
     Alps Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #11)
     World Country High Points (Rank #80)
     Slovenia Statistical Region High Points (Rank #1)
     Ultras of Core Europe (Rank #24)
     Core Europe Peaks with 1500 meters of Prominence (Rank #24)
     Ultras of Europe (Rank #29)
     Slovenia Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #1)
     Alpine Peaks with 1000 meters of Prominence (Rank #11)
     Slovenia 2000-meter Peaks (Rank #1)
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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 217
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 204)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1993-08-03 by Greg Slayden
     2003-07 by Rickard Colliander
     2004-08-24 by Norbert Schaefer
     2006-08-29 by Urszula Jelen
     2007-07-13 by Mark Brace
     2009-09-26 by Ken Bartlett
     2010-08-23 by Lee Newton
     2012-08-30 by Eric Gilbertson
     2012-09-15 by Martin Richardson (GPS Track)
     2013-08-31 by Matthias Ihl
     2014-06-21 by Mark McAllister
     2014-07-28 by Nick Goumas
     2014-08-03 by Péter Hugli
     2015-05 by Tom Milliard
     2015-11-19 by Alex Lennon
     2016-09-07 by Lee Humphries
     2017-08-20 by Peter Stone
     2017-09-14 by Daniel Krizanec (GPS Track)
     2019-08-07 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2019-08-09 by Peter Stone
     2020-08-08 by Andrew Rankine (GPS Track)

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Triglav is the highest mountain in what used to be Yugoslavia. Now it crowns the new country of Slovenia, the most stable, western-oriented, and peaceful of the former Yugoslav republics. It lies only 15 miles from the Austrian and Italian borders, crowning the Julian Alps subrange.

Triglav is one great big huge hunk of dolomite. No trees, plants, soil, or even boulders are to be found on the peak's slopes--just expanses of glistening white limestone. The technical rock climbing on the peak is superb, and the "trails" are all very steep.

Triglav is also the only major mountain in the world depicted on a national flag. A stylized view of the mountain's three summits in a shield is in the center of the flag of Slovenia.

Climbing Notes:

The standard route on Triglav starts at a hut called Alyazhev Dom, reached at the end of a road from Mojstrana. A heavily-used trail runs up the sheer sides of the dolomite, frequently using ladders, cables, and metal spikes drilled into the rock--although these aids make the ascent not difficult for confident hikers, those afraid of heights and exposure should stay back down at the giant carabiner sculpture near the hut.

After the initial ascent the path winds about on a stark, rolling limestone landscape devoid of plants, talus, or soil. After passing the Triglavski Dom high mountain hut, the path climbs up with the help of more ladders and cables over a false summit and on to the very top. When I was there the summit was a zoo--enterprising vendors had hauled up ice-chests full of cold soda and beer, there was a line for the outhouse, and you could even get a special stamp on a document of your choice attesting to your accomplishment.

There are many other more difficult routes on the mountain, including many that attack the sheer face that overlooks the Alyazhev Dom. For a taste of adventure, one might try ascending the Plemence ridge from the col to the west of the summit--it's very steep and difficult, and the cables on the route are frayed and look like they haven't seen maintenance since the time of Tito, but strong climbers should find the exposure exhilalarating. Other hikers may enjoy strolling around the extensive and bizarre dolomite moonscape in the vicinity of the summit instead.

The white rock of Triglav shines with an almost unearthly light near sunset, as viewed from near the Alyazhev Dom hut (1993-08-03).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2052 m/6732 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2052 m/6732 ft
  Key Col: Passo di Camporosso    812 m/2664 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 72.5 km/45.05 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.9483, 13.3758
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Reißeck  (NNW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Alps
Range3: Eastern Alps
Range4: Julian Alps (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Adriatic Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean

Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Aegean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Triglavski narodni park
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 1015 m/3330 ft
Vertical Gain: 1849 m/6066 ft
Distance (one way): 5.23 km/3.25 mi
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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The imposing 1200m north face of Triglav from the Tominskov Pot Route (2012-08-02). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Few steps left to the peak (2013-07-07). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Triglav as seen from the ravine headwall traverse. The true summit is on the right, in the sun (2015-11-18). Photo by Alex Lennon.
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Highest point in Slovenia (2016-09-07). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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View from summit to Triglavski Hut, HP # 36 (2014-09-24). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Me on the summit of Triglav (2014-08-05). Photo by Christoph Winkler.
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2864 m - Triglav (2005-11-05). Photo by Jan Matiášek.
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