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The simplest ascent of Raduha follows waymarked paths from the planina Loka. You can drive quite high up along well-maintained forest roads, almost as far as the mountain hut on Loka, so instead of walking up through the beech forests, you can enjoy starting the trip through sparse conifer forest and over high-altitude meadows. The trip can be extended by descending to planina Arta and returning by a little-frequented path through dark spruce forest to planina Loka.

Planina is the Slovenian name for an alpine meadow.

Basic data

Difficulty

In places a sparsely waymarked route, but not too steep.

Access           

The circular route across the southern slopes of Raduha begins from the mountain hut on Loka, which is reached by a forest road.

Distance

Mountain hut on planina Loka– summit of Raduha: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Summit of Raduha – planina Arta: 1 hour
planina Arta – mountain hut on Loka: 30 minutes
Total: 3.5 – 4 hours

Altitude

2062 m

Height difference

630 m

Season

The route mostly runs along open, sunny slopes, so don't visit Raduha in the worst summer heat. The trip will be most beautiful in late spring (May, June), when you can enjoy the abundance of meadow flowers.

Recommended equipment

The path is occasionally steep (trekking sticks will be useful, especially during the descent) and pretty rocky in the upper part. Although you'll meet brave »mountaineers« along the way with an unusual choice of footwear, I'd recommend mountain boots in any case.

Map

Kamniške in Savinjske Alpe, mountaineering map 1:50.000

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Translated by Margaret Davis
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