Winter hiking on the Vršič Pass, Slovenia

My hike to bend 17 (1418m) of the Vršič pass which leads from the Kranjska Gora in the Sava Valley to Trenta in the Soča Valley and at 1611m is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia.
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The Russian Chapel, located near bend 8 of the Vršič Pass, built in memory of the Russian prisoners of war who lost their lives due to an avalanche whilst building the pass.

The Russian Chapel, located near bend 8 of the Vršič Pass, built in memory of the Russian prisoners of war who lost their lives due to an avalanche whilst building the pass.

The 'Mali Tamar' memorial, at the 'v Klinu' pasture, dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in the mountains surrounding Kranjska Gora.

The 'Mali Tamar' memorial, at the 'v Klinu' pasture, dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in the mountains surrounding Kranjska Gora.

Just another 7km back to the car!

Just another 7km back to the car!

The 'v Klinu' pasture. You can just make out some of the members of the Slovene mountain rescue team carrying out a training session.

The 'v Klinu' pasture. You can just make out some of the members of the Slovene mountain rescue team carrying out a training session.

The Krnica mountain hut, located in a clearing beneath the mighty 'Križ'.

The Krnica mountain hut, located in a clearing beneath the mighty 'Križ'.

I emerged from the forest on the road at bend 17 of the Vršič pass - not that you would know it was a road during the winter!

I emerged from the forest on the road at bend 17 of the Vršič pass - not that you would know it was a road during the winter!

The path towards Krnica.

The path towards Krnica.

The bridge over the Velika Pišnica river and the start of the path to Krnica.

The bridge over the Velika Pišnica river and the start of the path to Krnica.


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