Ljubljana–Matica Mountaineering Club
The Ljubljana–Matica Mountaineering Club or Ljubljana–Matica Climbing Club (Slovene: Planinsko društvo Ljubljana-Matica, shortly PD Ljubljana-Matica or just Matica), with its office located in Ljubljana, is the oldest and by the number of members the largest mountaineering club in Slovenia and a member of the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia. It was established in 1893 as the Central Club of the Slovenian Mountaineering Society and adapted its current name in 1948. In 2007, the club had over 3000 members, among them the deceased climber Pavle Kozjek. The current president of the club is Tomaž Willenpart.
Sections of the club are involved in climbing, mountain guiding and mountain rescue, operating paths, educating youth, publishing and protecting the mountain environment. The club operates the following mountain shelters: the Triglav Mountain Hut on Kredarica, the Triglav Lakes Mountain Hut, the Savica Mountain Hut, the Kamniška Bistrica Mountain Hut, the Komna Mountain Hut, and the Mali Podi Shelter under Skuta.