Mount Triglav is the highest and best-known mountain in Slovenia. It rises 2864 meters high, which also makes it the highest peak of Julian Alps. It lies in the heart of Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only national park.
Triglav is famous for its northern wall, which is simply called Stena (The Wall) because of its meaning, size, and marking. The Wall is almost 4 km wide and 1 km high, with about 100 climbing routes, three protected hiking trails take place along the eastern and western edge.
The highest peak of Slovenia is also known for its glacier, which is slowly disappearing. The glacier, originally called the Green Ice, is located under the summit pyramid of Triglav at a height of 2500 meters. Today, it covers only one hectare of an area and is mostly covered with grass and stones. At the edge of the glacier, we find the entrance to another landmark, The Triglav Shaft (Triglavsko brezno). The glacial water flows into it, which reappears on the day at 1500 meters lower in the spring at the end of the Vrata valley.
The beautiful mountain world of the Triglav National Park (TNP) is not only famous for its natural beauty, it also carries the rich richness of human myths and legends. The most famous one is the legend of Zlatorog (the Goldenhorn) and Triglav flowers, which is one of the symbols of the National Park. It is related to the legend of the Zlatorog, mountain goat with big golden horns. From each drop of the blood of the shot Zlatorog, the trigger flower was planted, and when Zlatorog ate these flowers, he recovered …
According to the Zlatorog, the name also has a climbing route that crosses the whole north wall, more than 3 kilometers wide (Zlatorogove police, III ).