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Run up tallest building in Slovenia, hike in Vipava Valley

Ljubljana/Šmarje, 15 November - Recreational events of note this week include a run up the 479 stairs of the tallest building in Slovenia and a hike over the hills around the Vipava Valley in western Slovenia remembering Slovenia's first enologist.

The Crystal Palace, the tallest building in Slovenia
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

For the 4th Alive Step Up, the Crystal Palace in the BTC shopping district in Ljubljana will become for one day, on Saturday, a unique challenge to all who want to conquer it as fast as possible.

"The 89 metres, 20 storeys and 479 stairs will be a challenge for all runners, mountain runners, cyclists, hikers and other adrenaline lovers", the organisers say.

There will be two categories - Step Up (climb to the top one time) and Extreme Step Up (climb 3 times to the top), and the special category Alive Step Up, a relay for three-member teams.

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The 17th Hike along Vertovec's Trails will meanwhile takes place in memory of the first Slovenian enologist Matija Vertovec (1784-1851).

The five-hour hike will run from Ustje to Jakulini, the birthplace of Matija Vertovec, and back, and will be accompanied by exhibitions, a mass and the concluding ceremony in Šmarje.

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