Kanin (mountain)

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Kanin
Kanin Rombon.jpg
Kanin
Elevation 2,587 m (8,488 ft)
Prominence 1,403 m (4,603 ft)[1]
Location
Kanin is located in Alps
Kanin
Kanin
Location in the Alps
Location Littoral, Slovenia and Udine, 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
Kanin

Mount Kanin or Canin[2] (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 2,587m 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, lies an important ski resort, which is the highest in the country. There is also a cave on the mountain, the Vrtoglavica Cave, 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 an important identity symbol of the people of the Resia Valley, and several popular songs in the Resian dialect are dedicated to the mountain, which the locals call Höra ta Ćanïnawa, or simply Ćanen.

Routes[edit]

  • 2½hrs From D Postaja (The D-station of the Gondola lift), a challenging marked route.
  • 5hrs From B Postaja (The B-station of the Gondola lift), a very challenging marked route.
  • 6¼hrs From the Sella Nevea pass, climbing the via ferrata Rosalba Grasselli, a very challenging marked route.
  • 4¾hrs From the Sella Nevea pass, climbing the via ferrata Divisione Julia, a very challenging marked route.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kanin - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Visoki Kanin in Geopedia

External linkls[edit]