Showing posts from August, 2016

Ranisava, Durmitor

This was another hike borne out of the sentiment "That mountain looks interesting, I wonder how we could climb it". We parked along the road to Trsa, where there is signpost for walks to Modro jezero. The mountain itself has no hiking trails, but there are cattle trails up the first part. It had rained just before we attempted this climb, and with thick ground vegetation, our lower legs and feet got soaked very quickly. It was also misty when we started climbing, and it wasn't until we were half-way up that the cloud lifted. The views were amazing, and finding a route was an interesting exercise, but we made it to the first peak, and despite some precarious crawling along the top of a ridge (which eventually becomes Sedlena greda) we made it to the highest peak of Ranisava. Coming down, we decided to take a short cut, which as it usually does, turned out to be not as easy as it looked. We had to navigate our way down over movable rock, where any dislodged mat

Mt Lola, or 'the Third Ridge'

I had one last hiking opportunity before going back to the UK for a family holiday. In a desire to further explore the Moraca Mountains, and to find a body of water I had spotted when flying over the area en route to Belgrade, we decided to attempt to reach the third ridge from Zurim. The second ridge is called Stit, and we had climbed this a few months back. We had walked along the foot of this ridge on our way to the Kapa Moracka waterfall. This was to be an endurance test to see just how far we could get in one day. It turned out to be less demanding than the Kapa Moracka hike (because of the extreme ascent), but gave us great views towards Sinjajevina and the rest of Mt Lola, which I had hiked over a year before.