The monumental bronze monument at the foot of the Vršič pass, a work by sculptor Jakob Savinšek, shows on a stone pedestal sitting figure of dr. Julius Kugy, facing the panoramic view of Mt. Jalovec. Dr. Julius Kugy was an excellent mountaineer, mountain writer and a great lover of the mountainous world and the beauties of the Trenta Valley. With the help of local mountain guides, he was the first to climb many peaks of the Julian Alps. His special passion was the search for the mysterious Scabiosa trenta flower. During World War I, he volunteered for the Austro-Hungarian Army and helped with his mountaineering experience and knowledge, which later made him a lieutenant. He gave up his military activity after the Battle of Kobarid.