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Vogel's northern slopes

Vogel is certainly the best known summit of the Lower Bohinj Mountains, but not because of its view (which is similar to the view from the other summits along the same ridge) or its fine pyramidal shape, but because of the ski centre, to which it has lent its name. The ski centre (or more precisely the cable car from Lake Bohinj) is also to blame for the summer crowds, as the waymarked path from the upper cable car station to Šija and Vogel becomes a real pilgrimage route. In order to avoid the summer crowds or to enjoy the autumn sunshine, we'll ascend Vogel across its south-western slope from the Razor alp.

Basic data

Difficulty

An excellently waymarked occasionally steep path.

Access

The ascent begins from the Razor alp, which is reached by paths from Tolminske Ravne or from the alps Lom and Kuk.

Distance

Planina Razor – Vogel: 2 hours
Return: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 4 hours

Tolminske Ravne – Razor alp – Vogel and return: 6-7 hours

Altitude

1922 m

Height difference

Planina Razor – Vogel: 610 m

Tolminske Ravne – Vogel: 1000 m
Planina Lom – Vogel: 830 m

Season

I would advise against doing this ascent in the summer heat as the path is very open and sunny. It is finest in late spring (flowers) or early autumn.

Recommended equipment

Theoretically it is possible to climb Vogel from Tolminske Ravne in sports footwear, but naturally I don't recommend this. If you decide to return via the Globoko saddle or over pathless terrain, then mountain boots are obligatory.

Map

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

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Translated by Margaret Davis
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