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 Winter in Rozanski Kukovi
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In snowy period Premuziceva Staza path is completely buried under snow. Its route, which is mostly carved into cliffs, is unrecognizable. If you don't know it very well there is no way to get around. January 2006.

Rozanski Kukovi in winter are only for experienced mountaineers or you should be led by only someone experienced. Wild karst terrain hides many surprises. Especially dangerous are numerous holes, hidden by snow. You have to know where they are.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic

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2skinnersNice Photo

2skinners

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Looks a little sketchy, must be careful.
Posted Feb 9, 2006 8:02 am

VelebitRe: Nice Photo

Velebit

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Thanks 2skinners! Path is here carved into almost perpendicular cliffs, but all is covered with more than 2 meters of snow. This is usual winter situation. There are plenty of such places along the route; some sections like this are long and very exposed. Without the rope it is gamble :-) But on this day snow was just perfect and with care some sections were passable, till we reached the impossible and returned.



Here is how this section looks when it is dry:

Posted Feb 9, 2006 9:47 am

justahikerAmazing!!

justahiker

Voted 10/10

very nice pic!! I was there in summer time, so now it is totally differnt ambient!! And more beautiful!!
Posted Feb 26, 2006 3:04 am

VelebitRe: Amazing!!

Velebit

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Thanks hiker! Yes, it is completely different story in winter.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 11:07 pm

SajamaChanging

Sajama

Voted 10/10

Beautiful and changing terrain.
The winter image is impressive.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 11:00 pm

VelebitRe: Changing

Velebit

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Thank you Sajama!
Posted Mar 20, 2006 1:59 pm

Dave DalyFun Traverse

Dave Daly

Voted 10/10

Exciting traverse across, eh? Nice shot!
Posted Nov 10, 2006 12:22 am

VelebitRe: Fun Traverse

Velebit

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Yes, really exciting, especially without the rope, but highly risky :-) Too bad photo can't show the hole on the right!
Posted Nov 10, 2006 12:26 am

technobeastPerfect

technobeast

Voted 10/10

Would love to put that in my schedule for 2008
Posted Nov 10, 2007 1:09 am

treker786beautiful

treker786

Voted 10/10

beautiful shot and place
Posted Jan 27, 2011 12:42 am

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on Jan 30, 2006 8:46 am

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