LUKEŽEV LED (Loška wall)

Desire to ice climb the ice waterfall was great. Only there is no experiance and knowledge for such adventure. And when you think about how to make your wish come true - there it is the solution: With mountain guide it will work for sure!!!

Matjaž and me determined the goal, talked it over and agreed with Borut. We waited for the appropriate conditions and on sunday, Feb.6th, 2005 our wish started to come true.

Access to waterfall passed quickly because excitement about how it is going to be was big. When we prepared ourselves under the waterfall the mood varied from big enthusiasm to little doubt of oneself. Am I up to it?


Lukežev led
Foto: Borut Naglič
First pitch
Foto: Borut Naglič
First two short pitches were not hard. Just the right ones to warm up.

Then it started for real; first transfer from shelf to waterfall caused me some troubles (and little doubt - will I make it and why on earth am I doing it), but when I somehow came to vertical and found out that crampons and ice climbing tool keep me in place I got more and more enthusiastic.

Pitch after pitch, climbing was at times more and at times less hard, but joy for the adventure was big all the time. Big was also the crowd on the ice waterfall. It wouldn't bother me much if I didn't look so poor comparing to other climbers. But what can we do - every beginning is hard!

And also hard, very hard was exiting. At least for me. I tried and tried but couldn't make it over the nasty part. Even wining "I can't" didn't help. Only when Borut explained me what and how to do it I managed to climb over relatively easily. Who would have thought?!

Na turi
Foto: Borut Naglič
Lukežev led
Foto: Borut Naglič
A little bit on snow, over a pine or two and first waterfall was climbed. Strong handshake, a sip of warm tea and we went downhill to the valey. My pleasure of the beautiful tour, the real adventure in fact, was great and the very next day I browsed the guides to find something appropriate for the next time.

Borut, thank you! It was super and definitly not the last time!

Bojan

Lukežev led
Foto: Borut Naglič
Lukežev led
Foto: Borut Naglič