Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Big Korab (2754 a.s.l)
Every year for the Day of independance, the Mountain Club Korab organizes a hike to the highest peak in Macedonia called Big Korab (2754 a.s.l). Last year I could't go but there was no way I was going to miss that climb this year. The climb is not very hard but still demanding and on some places the trail goes pretty steep. After 3.5 hours I reached the summit and stayed there for one hour before descending. On the way up most of the time we were walking through low clouds and mist but on the way back the view was simply amazing. When you stand on the top you have Albania on one side of you and Macedonia on the other. They say that around 1100-1200 people came for the climb (most of them reached the top)of whom 390 were people from other countries. I love the mountains.