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Viševnik is one of the highest summits in the ridge separating the Pokljuka plateau from the Krma valley. After a steep ascent, a marvellous view awaits you on the top, embracing the peaks around Triglav, Pokljuka itself and the Bohinj mountains. Those with somewhat better condition can continue from Viševnik through a real high-altitude landscape towards the mountain huts Blejska koča or Vodnikov dom.

Basic data

Difficulty

A steep waymarked route

Access

The ascent is made from Rudno polje on the Pokljuka plateau

Distance

Individual sections:
Rudno polje – Viševnik: 2 hours
Return to Rudno polje: 1 hour 30 minutes
Viševnik – Blejska koča on Lipanca: 2 hours
Lipanca – Rudno polje: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total:
Rudno polje – Viševnik – Rudno polje: 4 hours
Rudno polje – Viševnik – Lipanca – Rudno polje: 6 hours

Altitude

2050 m

Height difference

700 m

Season

The ascent of Viševnik is finest in late spring, when globe flowers, spring gentians, alpine clematis, alpine anemones and mountain avens are blooming on the slopes above the ski grounds. The entire route follows open sunny slopes, so an ascent on hot summer days is not advisable.

Recommended equipment

The path is steep, so good boots and trekking sticks are advisable.

Map

Julian Alps, vzhodni del (eastern part) 1:50 000  PZS

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Translated by Margaret Davis
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