Day 16 – Razdrto – Mt Nanos – Man Vs Wild – MAN WINS!!


I ate breakky at 830 and filled my water bladder and backpack (well cheapo Waikiki hotel stringy backpack), I let the owner of the hotel know what I was about to do (just in case anything happens ) – I said if i’m not back by sunset call the helicopter rescue service hahaha. At least I let them know just in case.

So I set off and had no clue how long this would take – and started hiking through the cow fields and then through some forest and found a track – i followed that for about an hour and then I saw two people. They looked like they knew what they were doing with maps and proper clothing. Turned out that they are leaders from the Slovenian Alpine Mountaineering club – what luck hahaha. So i asked if I could tag along and they didn’t seem to mind. About an hour later or so we were at the top (1200mtrs)…put it this way – I think Mt Lofty is 6 or 700 and something so it was not the most challenging in the sense of ‘it took me everything’ but it was sweaty and hard going – glad I met up with those guys – took some uncertainty out of it. Heres me and my Waikiki hotel bag and some water and rations and knowing nothing from Australia hahaha – I am glad I made it to the top though – it felt so good and the views were great. Who knew there was a little cafe at the top though – I didn’t bring money thinking why would there be a cafe up there but Stefan and Matija bought me a beer which was nice.

I walked around the top and a bit of around here and there for a few hours then descended on my own. When I came back to hostel the guys were there(they live a few hours drive and this is the only place to go in the whole town) and they thought they’d have a beer and a chat. A couple litres of great Slovenian Lasko beers later they were off – awesome guys and great chats. They showed me their book of all the mountains they’ve climbed – it was great to read. I wanna tell you a story quickly though – Matija gave me motivation today. He told me of a story when he was ice climbing a mountain and there was an avalanche – he broke his back in a few places and both legs and was stuck in the snow for hours. He was airlifted to hospital and docs said he would never walk again – this was February last year. After four months of rehab and learning to walk again and rods in his back and legs and he is already mountaineering again – I am not going to complain about my back ever again – Matija if you read this – it’s people like you that motivate me to enjoy every day for what it is…thank you.

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6 thoughts on “Day 16 – Razdrto – Mt Nanos – Man Vs Wild – MAN WINS!!

  1. Karin

    Oh Adrian….. What a journey…… WOW!!!!!!!!
    Great photos xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Keena

    Hey! re assignment – slide show… like the slideshow, is more compact on screen and least i can pause it annat. But neither one is better than the other…. the one downer of the slideshow is that i can’t always read the white text (your comments).

    This hike looks totes amazing… i eeps wanna do it!


    • Anonymous

      yanks for feedback. i just thought when i do individual pics you cant scroll through them quickly on iphone

  3. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely excellent. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific site.

  4. Tonnie and mum.

    Lovely pictures, it’s hard to imagine it being hot as here in Normanville and Adelaide it has been blowing with very strong winds and lots of rain. Until next time. Mum and Tonnie.

  5. Malcolm

    Hi Aidie and Keena – Re Keena’s comment about not being able to read the white text on the slide shows, I found that if you hold you mouse down at the begining of the tesxt and swip through it, it can seen easily – just highlight it, works well.

    ….and what do you do with your stuff when climbing these hills??? – I would be worried someone would be pinching it

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