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    by jmarkoos Updated Sep 11, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE CLIMB
    MtTriglav and its surroundings constitute the highest region of the Slovenian Alps.During the summer climbing season the temperatures range between -10 C and + 30 C; a day may begin with a warm sunny morning and end with a thunderstorm, blizzard and frost.So one's good personal equipment must always be adequate for any contingency.
    You nedd thick woollen socks and strong boots with rubber soles.The boots should be high enough to protect the ankle; they should be suitable for any type of ground(never attempt Triglav in newly-bought boots): for climbing rocks on secured routes or descending pathless screes or crossing a step snow field.
    Your clothes should protect you against cold, hot sun and rain.You should have warm,possibly woollen underwear, a woollen or flannel shirt with long sleeves, and climbing-breeches.Anything you put on should be the right size, not too loose and not too tight; tight clothes demand additional effort during the climb and keep the body less warm.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You should also have an anorak, sweater, mittens and a scarf, and a woollen cap that can be pulled down to cover the ears.In rain, however, a broad hat will come in handy, as well as a plastic sheet or a plastic rain-cape,and perhaps evan an umbrella.
    The rucksack should be strong and capacious, as it is supposed to contain quite a lot of things:spare underwear,socks and handkerchiefs,which should be kept in a separate plastic bag; an electric torch( with a new battery and spare bulb), which you use at night in the mountain huts, or to pick out the path, or to signal in an emergency; a first aid kit( you can take the one you have in the car), which you also put in a plastic bag together with anti-storm matches and a candle; and a whistle, which can also be useful in an emergency.A knife is indispensable, and a map and compass are recommendable.You should also take sunglasses and some cream for the face, especially the lips.

    Photo Equipment: On a steep snow field you will feel safer with an ice-axe;but it takes some previous instruction and training as to its use.You will find a 4-5m rope(with a diameter of 6-8 mm)quite useful,as it can be used for various makeshift arrangements or improvements.(But in no case should it be used for securing a climber, as its thinness is too dangerous!)You will also need a spare pair of shoe-lacesma flask-with a cup-and a light aluminium sandwich box to keep food in, especialy (soft)fruit.
    As it may well take three days to climb Triglav and return to the starting point,things pertaining to personal hygiene(including a packet of toilet paper)should also be taken.If you do not want to neglect your boots,take some boot-polish too.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The third thing you have to think about beside clothes and equipment is food.But now that there are so many mountains-huts all around Triglav,which offer good,substantial meals,you should rather rely on thes than sweat under the ballast of tinned food in your rucksack,which,moreover,gives less energy than warm meals.An emergency ration,of course,should by all means always be taken along!

    Good trip.

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    by sandysmith Written Sep 28, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking shoes and a map or in our case a great mountain guide are useful. Dovje was home of the parish priest - JAKOB ALLJAZ - for 38 years (1845-1927) and he made a name for himself by having mountain huts built and paths laid out in the Vrata Valley. A little metal turret errected on the top of Triglav is also named after him. Today, on the main road between the two villages of Mojstrana and Dovje, is his statue, seen pointing the way to Triglav.

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