Sledi Vetra

July 13th – August 19th 2012

News and Updates

We presented some of our findings at Hidden Earth 2012, the slides are available as PDF (39MB), the original Libreoffice ODP (88MB) and online via Scribd or Speaker Deck. 216 Slides, and rather confusing without the description, but better than nothing!

Union Tour Report - best single source of written info


Migovec Microblog

Facebook Event (Sledi Vetra 2012) - Contacts + discussion

2012 Survey:

Extended Elevation: PDF (316K) Inkscape SVG (2.8M)

Plan: PDF (372K) Inkscape SVG (4.1M)


Extended Elevation Survey (Slovene) Plan still in preparation, finished end Apr 2013

2010 Survey with Leads and Water superimposed - (PDF, 550KB)

Colour 2011 Vrtnarija Survey [EN] (600K PDF) — Colour 2011 Vrtnarija Survey [SLO] (588K PDF)

1974-2006 Written Report: The Hollow Mountain

Colour 2011 Vrtnarija Survey [EN] (600K PDF) — Colour 2011 Vrtnarija Survey [SLO] (588K PDF)

Written Reports (Pre 2012)

2012-03-Slovenia-Caving-ICCC-Explo-Soc-Talk - Slides by Jarvist Frost summarising last three years exploration.

Izgubljeni Raj 2011 Interim Report
Vodna Sled 2010 Interim Report [18 page PDF]
Brezzvezdna Noc 2009 GPF Report [4 page PDF] | Votla Gora 2008 Interim Report


Tolmin is on the edge of the Julian Alps in Western Slovenia. There is a train station at Most na Soci, and buses come up both from Nova Gorica (Gorizia on the Italian side) and Ljublijana. Cheapest flights are generally to Trieste with Ryanair, but also check out Venice and Easyjet to Ljublijana.

Tolminski Migovec can be seen all the way from the Most na Soci lake, and is most easily accessed by driving up to Tolminske Ravne (912m) which has a fully Tarmac'd road built for the hydro electric facility. The walking track then takes you up to 1500m through switchbacks in the forest (very sticky when its hot in the valley) to Planina Kal (aka. The Shepherd's Huts). If there's clag down in the valley, there is sometimes a stunning view. From here take the middle path that heads straight up (via switchbacks) towards Mig before heading north along the edge of the plateau, before the final set of switchbacks and scree to gain the Gateway.

'Sledi Vetra'

As a complement to 'Vodna Sled' (Following / Stalking the Water), this year we 'Sledi Vetra' - Follow the Wind!

Sponsorship and Thanks

Ghar Parau Foundation - Expedition equipment fund (rope!).

Starless River Caving Equipment  Starless River - Expedition equipment & advice.

Imperial College Trust and Imperial College Union - Tour funding (transport)