"Prost, prost kamerad..."
Winter in Prokletije
Ski touring in Montenegro and Albania
Slopes of sunshine
3 weeks of ski tours
Jablanov Vrh, Sinjajevina, ski tour
A long and demanding tour in the central part of Montenegro to the highest peak of Sinjajevina - Jablanov Vrh (2203 m). The tour starts almost at the beginning of Lipovo valley near Kolasin. For those whose physical shape is not so good or who simply do not like long tours, there are smaller peaks around 1900 m. Fortunately, we had a nice day and a beautiful view from the summit. In total, we passed 25 km and 1400 m of ascent. The snow conditions were fine, the night before had been clear and most of the time snow was hard. Now it is snowing again in the mountains, it seems that the best time this year will be April. Thanks to my friends for their company.
Ski touring week
"It was a wonderfull week with great weather and perfect snow conditions. Thank you, Vanja, for the great tours, the delicious food, good accommodations and the perfect organisations of the trip! I am sure we'll meet again next year for a ski and trekking week!"
- Hermann Tauber, mountain guide, Sud Tirol
Turno - turbo Tyroleans, March-April 2011
" ..I had an oportunity to met Vanja during a climbing trip in 2008. I work together with him for a few years, we organise climbing, trekking and skitouring tours in beautiful Montenegro.Participants and I were always very satisfied with the perfect work he did: guiding, organising and with information about his country. He knows also very well what mountain people like during trip.He is not only a guide in Montenegrian mountain, he is a person with very nice character and it is always enjoyment to travel with him.."
- Helmut Gargitter, mountain guide, Italy
"..did not know much about Montenegro when I decided to join a trip for skitouring.. but it sounded wild and mystical to me, with a great range of potential adventures..even for weekend pioneers like me. And with Vanja on our side, we didn't get only a guiding and perfectly organized trip, but a friend, proud and prepared to share his knowledge about his country with us..
what to say about skitouring in Montenegro..have a look at the pictures and imagine that there are plenty of opportunities..stay there as long as you can, you will hardly get that much of untouched firn and powder slopes again.."
- Hannes Kathrein, Italy
This mountain range is characterized by gentle, round peaks and grasslands, while the large and deep forests on its slopes hide several glacial lakes, of which one - Biogradsko Lake - is the heart of Biogradska Gora National Park. Due to its geological origin Bjelasica is rich in water, which makes this mountain range different from any other Montenegrin mountains. Pešića Lake is situated under the highest peak of Crna glava. Other lakes are Malo & Veliko Šiško Lake and Ursulovacko Lake. Because of its diverse relief and proximity to the town of Kolašin, a small mountain resort, Bjelasica is popular hiking destination. Almost every peak, lake or tour can be reached from different directions, as there are five small towns around the northern part of this mountain massif.