Stol is the highest mountain in the Karavanke mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. Its peak is known as Hochstuhl (German for 'High Chair') or Veliki Stol (Slovene for 'Great Chair') and has the elevation of 2,236 m (7,336 ft). The border between Slovenia and Austria runs along the ridge of the mountain, and also over the summit of Stol (2,236 m). The first ascent was made in 1794 by Carniolan Count Franz von Hohenwart. Today there are numerous routes to its peak from Feistritz (Slovene: Bistrica) and the Klagenfurt Lodge (German: Klagenfurter Hütte) in Carinthia as well as from Žirovnica on the southern Slovene side, where the Prešeren Lodge (Prešernova koča) stands below its second peak of Mali Stol, 2,198 m (7,211 ft).
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