This country impressed me so much, even for the short time we spent there. Whilst the climbing was amazing - it was really our hiking in the Giulien Alps that took my breath away! There are incredible walks, you could go for days, months even, and the whole area is connected with these serviced mountain huts. Ready with a cold beer, a bunk bed and some kind of cabbage meals!!
If you are climbing around a 20+ Aust. standard then you can sign yourself up for a very long time here, even just in the one area. We found less climbs around the 16-20 level, but enough to keep us busy! Also enjoyed nipping over the boarder into Trieste - a place where I've spent many a family holiday, and enjoyed the tiramisu, gelati and climbing at Napoleonica. Good combo!
If you're after some specific info about where we climbed + hiked - just flick me an email firstname.lastname@example.org !! All pics by the clever Sarah, who also bravely led all our climbs!
The Giulian Alps ...
Um did we just walk into a parallel fairy universe?!
Home (and beer) for the night.
The 'shower' .... colder than it looks!!
Remember to pack your waterproofs! No joke, I was soaked to the bone!
I believe this is called the money shot!
And down again! Survived!
Slovenia - Osp area. Climbing!
When you find a balloon dalmation. You buy the balloon dalmaition ...
... and you take him climbing!
Trieste (post tiamisu + gelati) ...