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Classical Route

Classical Route


Page Type: Route

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

Lat/Lon: 42.30500°N / 19.46400°E

Object Title: Classical Route

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up, T3

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Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2006 / Jan 12, 2006

Object ID: 168216

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ACCESS: 12 km on the road from Plav to Gusinje, and than 7 km more to Dom Grbaja (Grbaja Hut, 1160 m) in Grbaja Valley. Near Grbaja Hut is beginning of marked route for Volusnica climbing.

Grbaja Valley from Dolja Valley Grbaja Hut & Volusnica in Grbaja Valley

Route Description

Classical route: Dom Grbaja (Grbaja Hut, 1160 m) - Volusnica katun (1680 m)(T3) 1h - Volusnica (1879 m)(T3) 45 min: 1.45h - 2h

Height difference: 719 m
Duration: 2h
Trail: Marked

DESCRIPTION: The marked trail starts at the "Dom Grbaja" (1160 m, Grbaja Hut), near the military watchtower and then through a beech wood to the plateau and Volusnica Katun (1680 m)(shepherd hut). It is a glacial cirque and the katun is rich with water. The Volusnica Brook is formed from melting snow and a waterfall, and flows to Grbaja Valley. From Volusnica katun follow the markers to the highest peak of Volusnica, then southward, along the grassy and rocky slope, to the upper part of the Volusnica cirque, and than to the summit of Volusnica (1879 m) peak. The eastern rocky face of Volusnica descends steeply to one of the four meadows of Grbaja Valley and is a considerable climbing challenge for mountaineers.

Volusnica tour Volusnica climbing Volusnica summit

Essential Gear

Usual equipment. If the snow is hard and frozen, crampons are recommended, ice axe also. But, don't worry, this route is not dangerous. Tipical hiking tour without using of hands.

Volusnica summit view

Miscellaneous Info

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