Kanin (mountain)

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Kanin Rombon.jpg
Elevation 2,587 m (8,488 ft)
Kanin is located in Slovenia
Slovenia, Italy
Range Julian Alps
Coordinates 46°21′32″N 13°26′22″E / 46.35889°N 13.43944°E / 46.35889; 13.43944Coordinates: 46°21′32″N 13°26′22″E / 46.35889°N 13.43944°E / 46.35889; 13.43944
Big Mount Kanin

Mount Kanin or Canin[1] (Resian: Ćanen, Friulian: Mont Cjanine) is a mountain in the Julian Alps on the border of Slovenia and Italy. Its highest summit, Big Mount Kanin (Slovene: Visoki Kanin, Italian: Monte Canin Alto) is at 2,587 metres (8,488 ft)above sea level. It separates the upper Soča Valley in Slovenia from the Resia Valley in Italy.

On the Slovenian part of the mountain, which is part of the Municipality of Bovec, there is an important ski resort, the highest in the country. There is also a cave named Vrtoglavica that holds the record for having the deepest single vertical drop (pitch) of any cave on Earth, at a depth of 603 metres (1,978 ft).

Mount Kanin is a strong identity symbol of the people of Resia, and several popular songs in the Resian dialect are dedicated to the mountain, which the locals call Höra ta Ćanïnawa, or simply Ćanen.


  • 2½h From D Postaja (D-station of Gondola lift), challenging marked route
  • 5h From B Postaja (B-station of Gondola lift), very challenging marked route
  • 6¼h From Nevea pass, via ferrata Rosalba Grasselli, very challenging marked route
  • 4¾h From Nevea pass, via ferrata Divisione Julia, very challenging marker route

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