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Page Type: Route

Location: PROKLETIJE/Montenegro, Serbia & Monte Negro, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.29000°N / 19.54000°E

Object Title: Classical Route

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: T3, Walk-up

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Page By: vvujisic

Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2005 / Dec 16, 2005

Object ID: 167964

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Approach


Route: Vusanje (1060 m) - Zarunica (1240 m)(T2) 1h - Grlata (1810 m)(T2) 2h - Preslopit Pass (2130 m)(T3) 1h - Dobra Kolata Peak (2528 m)(T3) 2h - Zla Kolata (2534 m)(T3) 30 min

High difference: 1474 m
Lenght: 12 km
Duration: 6.30 h
Marked trail


Route Description


Route start from Gusinje town. The village of Vusanje (1060 m) is in the Ropojana Valley, by a narrow asphalt lane. The beginning of this trail is at an army barracks. From there go east, ascending through the little village of Zarunica, to the Grlata katun (shepherd hut), by the carriage road. Continue on the pasture trail south towards the start of the lower Preslopit Pass (2130 m), entering the narrow gorge. By either side of this passage is the upper part of Preslopit. From there go toward the distant yet recognizable trapezoid form, through the Double Pass (2430 m) which is located at the foot of Kolata - Dobra Kolata & Zla Kolata. From there, the ascent goes along dangerous steep, exposed and grassy slopes, to easier terrain of grassy steppes and rocky plates. From Kolata (2528 m) summit, use the ridge on the Albanian territory, easily passing to the Zla Kolata (Kolata e Keq, 2534 m), which is 6 m higher. Those two peaks are the highest peaks of Montenegro.


Essential Gear


In summer time you need usual gear, while in winter or in early&late spring you must have crampons and ice axe.


Miscellaneous Info


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