Short ferrata in Slovenian capital
Starting point: Vikrče 320 m
Top: 676 m
Altitude difference: 356 m
We had a few hours of time on Friday, before heading home and organize some things for our working holidays on Elba island. We needed to stay in vicinity and chose the quick way to Grmada – neighbor of Ljubljanas famous Šmarna gora.
The ferrata part of the way only takes about 20 – 30 minutes and the rest is a steep hike up the ridge to the top. The difficulty of ferrata falls in grade 3 and I wouldn´t recommend it to beginners. Since it is short though, it is a good place to practice the use of self belaying devices, before heading to longer routes.
This was Sunny kids second time ascent here, little climber of course adores the heights and exposed parts. It was a good practice of using self belaying equipment and we are sooooo looking forward of spring time and more via ferrata climbing.
altitude meters walked in 2019
We are still in search of sponsors ( for mountaineering equipment mostly ) and donors ( for travel expenses ) to get our project into the next gear and hike the globe in 2019. Our next plans out of Slovenia include Bulgaria and Nepal so far. We are open for suggestions or company and very grateful for any amount of donation. Thank you.