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One day package - MOUNTAIN CARPS

On August 26th, 1778, Triglav was conquered for the first time – 8 years before Mont Blanc, 22 years before Grossglockner was established. And how does this relate to our tour?
One day package - MOUNTAIN CARPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will not hike the Alps on our one-day tour, but with us you will become part of a special story, which has been in the making for the last 200 years. On our trip you will get the chance to learn about the beautiful Slovenian mountains and the exciting local life below them.

 

 

On August 26th, 1778, Triglav was conquered for the first time – 8 years before Mont Blanc, 22 years before Grossglockner, 87 years before Matterhorn and 79 years before the first mountaineering club in the world (in England) was established. And how does this relate to our tour? One day I was told that we will head into one of the most beautiful parts of Slovenia and make our own “krapi” (eng. carps) there. I was not quite sure what to think of it. How could one “make a fish” in the middle of an Alpine country and what does this have to do with conquering Triglav?

And here is where the story which resulted in our one-day tour begins. In Slovenian language the word “krapi” has two meanings – besides the fish, the traditional buckwheat pockets, a typical Alpine dish with exceptional flavor and a fun preparation process, are also called “krapi”. So as it turned out, we weren’t making fish that day on our trip but the delicious little dumplings instead – and this is what we will do on our tour as well! For centuries locals have been preparing “krapi” in the same traditional way. Today it is no longer just a typical dish served to hikers, who visit various alpine huts on their hikes – today these tasty buckwheat pockets are indeed very popular and rank among the world's best dishes.

 

But if we go back to the early mountaineers and conquering Triglav: the thing that first pops to our minds is probably how did the mountaineers in fact manage to hike such heights without any technology that is nowadays available to us, moreover in hard and uncomfortable hiking boots and in even more extreme weather conditions than today. For a better understanding of how the art of mountaineering once looked like, we will visit the Slovenian Alpine museum and take a look at the original skis of the first man who ever skied down Mount Everest. Moreover, we will learn how to safely attach ourselves to a climbing wire and jump into some classic vintage hiking gear. The best part of the trip will be the visit of a wooden bivouac where (with the help of a special simulator machine) you will get the chance to experience how the worst thunderstorm in the mountains feels like. And if you have ever wondered how all this water from the real thunderstorms comes down into the valley, it will be clear to you as soon as you will see the majestic waterfall Peričnik with its unique feature – visitors can namely walk behind the beautiful waterfall Peričnik and observe it from all angles.

 

We will not hike the Alps on our one-day tour, but with us you will become part of a special story, which has been in the making for the last 200 years. On our trip you will get the chance to learn about the beautiful Slovenian mountains and the exciting local life below them.

 

 

    

    

 

 

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