Hanzova pot on Prisojnik
Trail is long and demanding, as it covers 1350 meters of elevation, but offers one of the most beautiful views.
After being declared the best mountain trail last year, in need of renovation, one of the most splendid mountain trails leading from the Erjavčeva koča to Prisojnik has been renewed after nearly a year of work. Authorities warn that only experienced hikers should venture onto it.
Hanzova pot on Prisojnik
“Since we assembled a well-coordinated team, everyone knew their tasks: a part of the team was responsible for transporting materials and tools, two members handled the finishing, and two managed the installation. First, we worked on the section above the junction for the Kopiščarjeva pot under Turn, then we moved into the gully where we shifted the trail vertically before the snowfield. Next was the restoration of the lower section above the sign for Hanzova stena, where we also replaced the original pitons and the steel cable dating back to 1926. All of this was completed last year. This year, we finished the work by improving the section at the top of Prisojnik,” described Jurij Videc, the progress of the renovation.
On the trail that received the most votes from hikers in last year’s selection for the best mountain trail, trail maintainers replaced 90 meters of steel cable, 25 rope pitons, and 2 step pitons. Additionally, they installed 10 new double-step pitons and 14 ladder pitons.
As mentioned, Hanzova pot, where hikers must overcome an elevation difference of 1350 meters, was renovated under the framework of the “Best Mountain Trail” selection, a collaboration between the Alpine Association of Slovenia and Zavarovalnica Triglav (Triglav Insurance). The Alpine Association selects the trails in need of renovation, and then hikers and mountaineers vote for the one they consider the most beautiful or in greatest need of renovation.
This year, the most votes were given to the trail that stretches between the peaks Brana and Planjava. Supported by Zavarovalnica Triglav, seven trail maintainers from the Mountaineering Club Kamnik, including members of the technical team of trail maintainers from the Alpine Association of Slovenia, will be responsible for its renovation. On this highly popular and well-visited mountain trail, according to current conditions, they are expected to refresh the markings along the entire trail and replace safety devices on exposed sections in the following year, as communicated by the insurance company.
Below, you can see photos of the renovation. Photo: Grega Eržen.