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A8 Tržič » Dom pod Storžičem
  |   5h30   |   9.5 km   |   1151 m   |   526 m

This stage takes you out of the valley and away from civilisation into unblemished nature. A steep trail leads us up from the valley to the ridge of Kalška gora. There is a view of the solitary Storžič (2,132 m) from the ridge. A climb to the summit requires a detour from the Via Alpina at Mala Poljana. You will not regret it.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
513 m
| D  3.6 km / 2h30
Koča na Kriški gori
1483 m
| D  5.9 km / 3h00
Dom pod Storžičem
1122 m
Detailed route description
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Storžič (2,132m) - solitary mountain. Variation: Climb up from Mala Poljana and cross Psica (3h), then descend through Žrelo to Dom pod Storžičem (2h). The trail is very difficult but well secured. Recommended for experienced hikers only. There is a spectacular panoramic view from the summit.
Useful topographic maps
  • Karavanke, osrednji del ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
  • Storžič in Košuta ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 25 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Slovenska planinska pot ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-11-x)
  • Karavanke ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-04-7)
  • Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)
  • Die stillen Pfade der Via Alpina, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4857-7)

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  • wfstb - 2014-06-17
    Der Wegabschnitt zwischen Mala Poljana und Dom pod Storzicem ist derzeit nur schwer begehbar, da zahlreiche umgestürzte Bäume zu Ausweichmanövern zwingen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The section between Mala Polyana and Dom pod Storžičem is currently difficult, as there are many fallen trees to make evasive maneuvers.
Last update : 2017-04-29