Category: Information for walkers

Information for walkers and hikers in the Julian Alps and Slovenia in general.

Mountain huts in Slovenia

Vodnikov Dom There are over 170 mountain huts in Slovenia, including huts (dom or koča), shelters and bivouacs , operated by 94 mountain clubs, under the umbrella organisation of the Planinske zveze Slovenije (PZS) or Alpine Association of Slovenia. Whilst the shelters and bivouacs have no provisions, the mountain huts cater for all needs of the walker and   … Read the rest

Weather, climate and the best time to go to Slovenia

Summer storm clearing over the Soča Valley For such a small country, Slovenia has a widely varying climate that can be neatly divided into three types or zones. A Continental climate in eastern Slovenia, characterised by hot summers and very cold winters. A Mediterranean climate on the coast and in much of Primorska, characterised by warm, mild winters and sunny   … Read the rest

Mountain safety and rescue in Slovenia

Mountain Safety Snow in early September, Julian Alps The mountain environment is a place of grandeur, wonder and excitement.  It is also a place of danger and a bit of bad luck such as a simple stumble can easily turn into a life-threatening situation.  If you are prepared, have the right equipment and know how to use it, you can   … Read the rest