🇸🇮 Nad Šitom Glava

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Nad Šitom Glava is an ignored peak above Vršič pass. Rock climbers love its eastern and northern rockfaces; most hikers ignore it while rushing to nearby Mala Mojstrovka. Guess what – that gives you an option to avoid the crowds; all you have to do is to take a wrong turn ;)

At a Glance

Unmarked footpath
2087 m
Average time
Ascent: 1 hour 20 minutes
Descent: 1 hour
Total: 2.5 – 3 hours
Elevation gain
480 m
Start: 46.433270,13.743304
Peak: 46.43915,13.73875

Starting point Hiking map

Interactive route Download GPX file

A bit of a warning: the second part of the hike will take you onto an unmarked footpath that occasionally disappears when crossing scree fields. If you’re a beginner, you might want to hike somewhere else (Slemenova Špica comes to mind).
  • Park at Vršič pass. There are plenty of parking opportunities, but it pays to be early1.
  • Follow the signs for Mala Mojstrovka.
  • Once you hike above the swathes of mountain pine, cross a scree field, and reach grasses just underneath a rockface, turn sharp right onto an unmarked footpath (~ 200 m elevation gain from Vršič pass).
  • Follow the footpath (as best as you can) to the top.

  1. As you should be when hiking in the mountains. ↩︎

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Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track wholeheartedly; rely on your senses and maps.