SLOVENIA: JULIAN ALPS TRAVERSE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I felt a great sense of achievement when we reached the summit of Triglav.
What did you think of your group leader?
Both group leaders were great. They went above and beyond what they were required to do. They also hired a third guide for summit day. The guides really enhanced our enjoyment of the entire journey.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Realize the accomodations are bunk / dorm. You can ask for an upgrade and pay some additional $$ at some of the lodges if you need a good night's sleep. The food at the huts was basic and bland. There were few vegetarian options. Stay a few days in Lubjiana either at the beginning or the end of the trip. It is a great place to explore and you don't get to see it during this trip.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Not for beginner or unfit hikers! There are lots of steep drop offs, and not just on summit day. A good sense of balance with your day pack on your back is required. Also, be prepared for the weather to change quickly at altitude...........and there is no shelter on those high altitude trails. But the scenic rewards are worth it!