Slovenia
The Martuljek Group

The mountain chain belongs to the Julian Alps. Martuljek or Špik's Group is today recognised as a natural park due to its intact nature. It is a part of the National Triglav Park. The natural beauty is embellishing the mountain chain with a romatic appearance.

From north, Martuljek group looks like a broad, slightly curved crest of wild, rugged peaks. This range starts on NE with Vrtaski vrh, (1'898m), continues towards W-SW over Sleme, (2'077m), and reaches the sharp Kukova spica, (2'427m), with which a beautiful half circle of high mountains starts. Skrnatarica, (2'448m), Dovski kriz, (2'542m), Veliki Oltar, (2'621m) and from this one in a NW direction Velika Ponca, (2'602m), Mala Ponca, (2'502m), Spik, (2'472m), Frdamane Police, (2'284m), Rusica, (2'074m). In front of this ridge leads a very hard approachable mountain, called Siroka pec (2'497m).

 

Yugoslavia 1949
Ski jump track in the Planica valley, Mala Ponca 2'502 m in the background.

 

Yugoslavia 1951
Gozd Martuljek is located 4 kilometres east of Kranjska Gora in the Valley "Zgornjesavska dolina".

 

Free Territory of Trieste 1951
The stamps reissued in other colours and overprinted "STT VUJNA".
Vojna Uprava Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija (Free Territory of Trieste).
The Free Territory of Trieste was an independent territory situated between northern Italy and Yugoslavia between 1947 - 1954.

Yugoslavia 1972
Ski jump track in the Planica valley on the slope of Mt. Macesnovec (1'512m).
Mt. Špik (2'452m) and Mt. Mala Ponca (2'502m) in background.

 

Slowenja 2002, Martuljek group, seen from Gozd Martuljek (in the foreground Clematis alpina).
The stamp was issued in honour of the "International Year of Mountains".

 

Slowenja 2002, Spik Mountain 2'472 metres (in foreground Lilium carniolicum).
The stamp was issued in honour of the "International Year of Mountains".

Mount Spik itself is the ideal of a sharp pyramid peak. Although not the highest in the Martuljek group it attracts all views. Its 1000 metres high north wall seems unclimbable.

 

 

 

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