Razor (mountain)

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Razor
Julian Alps with Prisojnik and Razor.jpg
Razor (left) and Prisojnik (right) from Lake Jasna near Kranjska Gora
Elevation 2,601 m (8,533 ft)[1]
Location
Razor is located in Alps
Razor
Razor
Location in the Alps
Location Slovenia
Range Julian Alps
Coordinates 46°24′47″N 13°47′20″E / 46.41296°N 13.78901°E / 46.41296; 13.78901Coordinates: 46°24′47″N 13°47′20″E / 46.41296°N 13.78901°E / 46.41296; 13.78901
Geology
Type Pyramidal peak
Climbing
First ascent 1842, Otto Sendtner

Razor (2,601 metres or 8,533 feet) is a pyramidal mountain in the Julian Alps and the sixth-highest mountain in Slovenia. First ascended by Otto Sendtner in 1842, it is now frequently ascended, with numerous mountain huts available for climbers.

Location and description[edit]

Razor is located within the Julian Alps in Slovenia, and is bordered by Luknja and Vršič passes to the east and west, and Krnica and Trenta valleys to the north and south. Together with its neighbouring mountain Prisojnik, it serves to connect Triglav and Jalovec. It is part of Triglav National Park. [2] It is administratively part of Kranjska Gora.[3]

The mountain is in a limestone karst region, with the Križ Plateau (Kriški podi) below it being a typical example. The area has been heavily shaped by erosion, caused by glaciation, rivers, and precipitation; as a result, it has many caves, sinkholes, and limestone pavements.[4]

Climate[edit]

Razor is snow-covered from November to early June, with short nights.[2]

Climate data for Kredarica, Slovenia (station located at Triglav)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(34)
3
(37)
8
(46)
12
(54)
17
(63)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
18
(64)
13
(55)
6
(43)
1
(34)
12
(53.7)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
8
(46)
11
(52)
12
(54)
12
(54)
8
(46)
6
(43)
1
(34)
−4
(25)
3.9
(39.1)
Source: Weather Underground[5]

Ascent[edit]

Razor was first ascended in 1842 by botanist Otto Sendtner. Since then, numerous mountaineers have ascended the mountain. The more challenging routes are located on the mountain's northern and western faces (1,200 and 900 metres (3,900 and 3,000 ft) high respectively) and have via ferrata sections, while the southern and eastern (600 metres (2,000 ft)) faces are considered non-technical ascents. The most common routes are from the west, south, and east.[2]

Although Razor can be ascended year-round, the ascent is easiest between mid-June and October. At other times, the snowy conditions call for specialized equipment. There are six mountain huts on Razor, at heights ranging from 1,015 to 2,050 metres (3,330 to 6,726 ft). The main hut is Pogačnik Lodge on the Križ Plateau (Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih), standing on its southern side. The climber and writer Julius Kugy gave Razor the nickname "The Royal of the Julian Alps".[2]

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