Skuta

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Skuta
Skuta.JPG
Skuta, July 2005
Highest point
Elevation 2,532 m (8,307 ft)
Coordinates 46°21′50″N 14°33′11″E / 46.36389°N 14.55306°E / 46.36389; 14.55306
Geography
Location Slovenia
Parent range Kamnik–Savinja Alps

Skuta (pronounced [ˈskuːta]) is the third-highest peak in the Kamnik Alps and is known for the Skuta Glacier, which is the easternmost glacier in the Alps. A mountain lodge, operated by the Ljubljana Matica Alpine Club, stands below Skuta.

Name[edit]

Although the Slovene common noun skuta refers to a ricotta-like cheese, there is no evidence that this word is the source of the mountain's name.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 378.

External links[edit]

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