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Mountain ranges / Julian Alps / Tolminski Kuk / Ukanc - Tolminski Kuk

Ukanc - Tolminski Kuk

Starting point: Ukanc (570 m)
Starting point Lat/Lon: 46.2758°N 13.8358°E 
Time of walking: 5 h 30 min
Difficulty: easy unmarked way, partly demanding marked way
Difficulty of skiing: no data
Altitude difference: 1515 m
Altitude difference (by path): 1625 m
Map: TNP 1:50.000
Views: 5,729
Trip rating: 1 votes
Number of pictures: 94
Access to starting point:
From highway Ljubljana - Jesenice we go on exit Lesce and follow the road towards Bled, Bohinjska Bistrica, Ribčev Laz and ski slope Vogel. We park on big settled parking lot at the bottom station of cableway on Vogel.
Path description:
Below bottom station of cableway on Vogel we notice forest road (in the winter time ski track), which starts moderately ascending towards west. Path ahead is for some time gently to moderately ascending, after that it brings us out of the forest on panoramic slope, from where a beautiful view opens up on Komarča, Pršivec and Lake Bohinj.
When the road or ski track turns left and starts ascending steeper, we need to pay attention, because we will after approximately 100 meters, on the right side notice a smaller cairn, by which starts at first quite overgrown footpath, which after a shorter crossing starts ascending steeper through the forest. Higher footpath for some time flattens and crosses a little steeper slopes towards right. From here for a short time a nice view opens up on surroundings, after that path returns in the forest, through which it again starts ascending steeper. On some spots a little overgrown path, higher brings us to bigger rock (picture number 17), behind which after few 10 meters we get to unmarked crossing.
At the crossing, by which there is also a smaller cairn, we continue left (right hunting cottage Na Melu and Ražnova Suha) and we continue on more overgrown path, which at first crosses slopes towards left, after that out of the forest and higher through bushes brings us on panoramic slopes with high grass, from which a nice view opens up on Pršivec and Lake Bohinj. We continue the ascent on occasionally quite overgrown and on some spots also hard to follow the path (hard to follow spot are mainly there, where over a path is some fallen tree). Higher the path for some time continues through a lane of bushes and dwarf pines, after that it comes into a series of smaller valleys, where also numerous cairns showing the path. When dwarf pines already gets quite thinner path turns a little to the right and gradually flattens. Here follows a short left turn and path brings us to mountain pasture Planina za Migovcem, where we also step on a marked path Vogel - Komna.
From the mountain pasture we continue left on a marked path towards Vogel. Path after transient few meters descent starts ascending and brings us on a marked crossing, where we leave the path, which leads towards Vogel. Here we continue right in direction of the mountain hut Koča na planini Razor, on path which starts ascending diagonally towards right. After a shorter crossing the path leads us past a smaller valley, where we step from the slopes of Bohinjski Migovec on more rocky slopes of Vrh nad Škrbino. Here the path turns a little to the right and over small rough scree brings us to a smaller gully, after which we go into a very short lane of dwarf pines. Above the dwarf pines path for a short time steeply ascends, after that it flattens and crosses a steep scree towards right (this part is usually in an early summer still covered with snow, therefore then crampons and ice axe are mandatory). Path ahead on the left side bypasses smaller sinkhole, in which through the entire year stays snow. On the other side of sinkhole path starts ascending steeply towards the notch Škrbina, which we reach after approximately 15 minutes of additional ascent.
When we step on Škrbina, a nice view opens up on Primorska side, and on a crossing we continue right in direction of Kuk (left Vrh nad Škrbino, straight downwards mountain hut Koča na planini Razor). Path ahead starts ascending diagonally over steep plates, and then both path and also slope flatten out a little. Path ahead passes below shorter wall of Vrh Kont, and then starts gently descending over occasionally steeper scree. Path ahead on Primorska side crosses also Podrta gora and Mali vrh, and then returns on the main ridge of Spodnje Bohinjske gore, which reaches right on the saddle between Mali vrh and Zeleni vrh. From here we continue in the same direction, only that path from the slopes passes over on in parts exposed ridge. Marked path, which occasionally relatively steeply ascends, then with increasingly beautiful views, we follow all the way to grassy Zeleni vrh.
From Zeleni vrh we descend on a marked path, which starts descending steeper towards west. Slope on which we are descending quickly narrows and path brings us on narrow and a little exposed ridge. Here the path flattens, and we quickly reach the small saddle, from which we start ascending towards Tolminski Kuk. Above the small saddle follows a short steep ascent, after that path passes on the ridge, on and by which we are ascending to the highest peak of Spodnje Bohinjske gore.
On the way: Planina za Migovcem (1600m), Škrbina (1910m), Zeleni vrh (2052m)
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