Kepa (Karawanks)

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Poertschach Halbinsel mit Mittagskogel 03022013 033.jpg
View from Wörthersee
Highest point
Elevation 2,145 m (7,037 ft) [1]
Prominence 706 m (2,316 ft)
Coordinates 46°30′24″N 13°56′56″E / 46.50667°N 13.94889°E / 46.50667; 13.94889Coordinates: 46°30′24″N 13°56′56″E / 46.50667°N 13.94889°E / 46.50667; 13.94889
Kepa is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Location Upper Carniola, Slovenia
Carinthia, Austria
Parent range Karawanks

Kepa (German: Mittagskogel), with an elevation of 2,145 metres (7,037 ft) aA,[1] is the third highest mountain in the Karawanks range, after Stol and Vrtača. It is located on the border between Slovenia and Austria.



The massif consisting of main dolomite and Dachstein limestone beds rises between the Slovene Sava valley in the south and the Austrian Drava basin in the north. Its steep northern face, resembling a rocky pyramid with a rounded summit is a landmark in Carinthia.[2]

The mountain is usually climbed from the village of Belca on its Slovenian side.[3] An Alpine club hut (Bertahütte) located at an elevation of 1,567 m (5,141 ft) can be reached from the Austrian municipality of Finkenstein; from here, the normal route leads to the summit.


Mentioned as Copan mons in a 1650 map, the German oronym Mittagskogel (Midday Peak) denotes the position of the sun above the summit at noon. The mountain is also called Jepa in the Carinthian Slovene dialect.


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