Mt. Rombon

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Mt. Rombon is a 2,208 metres high mountain, called Veliki vrh by the locals. In addition to the Krn Mountains, Rombon was among the highest-lying battlefields in the Julian Alps in World War I. Mt. Rombon was defended by Austro-Hungarian troops, its higher zones by the soldiers of the 2nd Mountain Rifle Regiment, and south of Mt. Mali Rombon (1,992 m) by the troops of the 4th Bosnian-Herzegovinian Regiment.

Text: Miloš Domevšček
Photos: (1) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (2–4) Leon Četrtič, Fundacija Poti miru

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Three routes lead to Mt. Rombon. The western route starts above Kaninska vas, passes the hunting lodge on the Goričica mountain pasture and continues past the Italian war remains and fortifications in the rear of Mt. Čukla and along the landslide across Mali Rombon to the top.
The eastern route starts at Fort Kluže, passes the upper Fort Hermann, continues past Hill 1313, and after an hour of trek past Austro-Hungarian war fortifications, still visible remains of barbed wire entanglements, caves, crenels, the top is reached.
Access is also possible from Mt. Kanin, in which case it is necessary to take the gondola to Station D, and from there start in the direction of Prestreljnik‒Prevala–Saddle under Velika Črnelska Špica/Cima Confine‒Prišna glava‒Rombon.
All three routes are highly demanding.


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SI–5230 Bovec
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GPS coordinates

46.367268, 13.554382


2,208 m

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