Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Climbing the highest peak of Pašman island

This was one heck of a climb! So kids, don't try this at home (unless you are an experienced Himalaya-hardened climber).
We decided to do this without renting a local Sherpa. Friends tried to persuade us not to go, but they didn't succeed. The mountain was calling us!

The climb started at our base camp at 0 meters above sea level. It took us two days to get used to such extreme height.

We went on our way sometime in the late morning. There were three of us - every one of us being an experienced climber.

Our first stop was somewhere on the half way up, at a point where the narrow path was replaced by a wider gravel road. We considered our options for moving on and after a while we took the road towards the top. We decided to continue without crampons.

After a while we reached the top of Mt. Veliki Bokolj with its staggering 274 meters above sea level. We took some time for photos and enjoyed the view (the Kornati natural park looked as beautiful as ever). The most enthusiastic hiker of the three of us had a stamp-pad on him (he usually does). We used it with the stamp, which is available at the top.

After some 20 minutes we decided to head back - we were afraid of some unexpected snow blizzard. You can never be too careful!

Besides seeing a couple of snakes, the descent went on without incidents. We were back at our base-camp just in time for lunch. To our great surprise it was sea bass on the menu again. It was delicious!


Anonymous,  16 May 2007 at 23:48  

THose are some great shots. Very clear, and they make me want to leave my cubicle world.

Political Realm 17 May 2007 at 19:17  

Excellent pics. Looks like a lot of fun.

Anonymous,  18 May 2007 at 01:04  

I miss travelling... (crying)

I miss it so baaad... (more crying)

Oh well, I just work a few more months and I'm going too ! :$

Dana 28 May 2007 at 20:30  

Beautiful pictures! I envy you your chance to see such gorgeous places.

Anonymous,  8 August 2011 at 14:44  

Wonderful experience, seems you enjoyed a lot at the top of Mt. Veliki Bokolj.
The surroundings of the last pic is superb.

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