Mt. Vodel

Hiking Families Researchers
Medium

Like the entire Vodel–Mrzli vrh–Sleme ridge, the 1,053 metres high mountain remained in the Austro-Hungarian hands throughout the war. It was a successful point of defence against the enemy advance to the valley of the Tolminka River and of control over the Valley of the Soča (Isonzo) near Dolje. Although the bloodiest battles in this area raged on the Mrzli vrh–Sleme section, the Italian soldiers even failed to break the defensive line at Mt. Vodel, which remained unchanged until the breakthrough in October 1917.

Text: Jaka Fili
Photo: Matevž Lenarčič, Aerovizija, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info

Access

Dolje‒Mt. Grmuč‒Mt. Vodel‒Zatolmin 6 hrs

Zatolmin‒Pretovč mountain pasture 2.5 hrs
Pretovč mountain pasture‒Mt. Vodel 1–1.5 hrs

Kuhinja mountain pasture‒Pretovč mountain pasture 1.5 hrs
Pretovč mountain pasture‒Mt. Mrzli vrh‒Mt. Grmuč‒Mt. Vodel 1.5–2 hrs

Information

TIC Tolmin
Mestni trg 5
SI–5220 Tolmin
+386 5 380 04 80
info.tolmin@dolina-soce.si
www.soca-valley.com

Hiking Families Researchers
Medium

Duration

Depends on the chosen access

GPS coordinates

46.207313, 13.722391

Altitude

1,053 m

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food from backpack, trekking poles

Promotional materials

Interreg