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Shar Planina  - Winter Dream 2011

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Object Title: Shar Planina - Winter Dream 2011

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Created/Edited: Mar 9, 2011 / Mar 10, 2011

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Short description of our small winter adventure

A small group of nine mountaineers went to two-day journey on Sar Planina - mountain range in north-western part of Macedonia. Heavily loaded with equipment we started from ski center Popova Sapka (1730m) to the west - the direction of Vakaf. After 5 hours hiking in snow we arrived at the place which we chose to set up our camp. We used the afternoon for explanation and training of techniques of movement and securing in winter - snow and ice conditions.

The next day early morning the group went to the Titov vrv peak (2747m) - the highest peak of Sar Planina. Two members of the team ascent first to Mal Turcin peak (2702m) and then passed via small saddle to Titov vrv peak. Then the group returned to camp, packed up and returned back to Popova Sapka. Weather conditions were good - the temperature during the night did not drop below -10 C.

First day - Arriving to camp and training

Winter Dream 2011: Above the mist
Above the mist on the way to Popova Shapka

Winter Dream 2011: Packing the equipment
Packing the equipment and preparing to start

Winter Dream 2011: Under Bobinova stena
Under Bobinova stena

Winter Dream 2011: On the crossroad
On the white crossroad

Winter Dream 2011: Heavy backpacks
Heavy backpacks

Winter Dream 2011: Near the rocks of Vakaf valley
Near the rocks of Vakaf valley

Winter Dream 2011: Crossing the gully
Crossing the gully

Winter Dream 2011: Setting up the camp
Setting up the camp - Pitching the tents

Winter Dream 2011: Our Base Camp
Our Base Camp on Shar Mountain

Winter Dream 2011: Training winter techniques
Training winter techniques on snow and ice

Winter Dream 2011: Digging a hole for avalanche profile
Digging a hole for avalanche profile

Winter Dream 2011: Melting snow
Melting snow and cooking a soup

Winter Dream 2011: Evening on the camp
Evening on the camp

Second day - ascent to Mal Turcin and Titov vrv

Winter Dream 2011: Early in the morning
Early in the morning - Waking up at 4:30 AM

Winter Dream 2011: Tents - early in the morning
Tents covered by fresh snow - early in the morning

Winter Dream 2011: Going up - low visibility
Going up - low visibility

Winter Dream 2011: Near the saddle
Near the saddle between Bakardan and Titov vrv

Winter Dream 2011: Shar mountain in winter
Shar mountain in winter

Winter Dream 2011: Beautiful Shar mountain
Beautiful Shar mountain - dance of light and shadows

Winter Dream 2011: Mal Turcin peak - 2702 m
Mal Turcin peak - 2702m - two small figures in lower left corner are Zika and Vasco

Winter Dream 2011: On Mal Turcin peak
Zika and Vasco on Mal Turcin peak - Shar mountain

Winter Dream 2011: Under Titov vrv peak - 2747 m
Small team on last few hundred meters under Titov vrv - highest peak on Shar mountain - 2747 m (9012 ft)

Winter Dream 2011: Southern part of Shar mountain
Southern part of Shar mountain - Mal Turcin, Trapeznica, Beloezerski Rid, Celepinski Vrv, Borislavec, Rudoka, Golema Vraca, Mala Vraca

Winter Dream 2011: Central part of Shar mountain
Central part of Shar mountain: Plat, Bakardan, Vrtop, Treskavec, Kobilica

Winter Dream 2011: Central part of Shar mountain
Central part of Shar mountain - Upper Leshnica : Kriva Shija, Sreden Kamen, Kosovic, Klec, Maja, Zalina - far on the horizon - Prokletije massif on Albanian-Montenegrin border

Winter Dream 2011: Beautiful Mala Vraca peak - 2536 m
Beautiful Mala Vraca peak - 2536 m - small pyramid on the left side, on the right is Radika mountain, in front of them - Beloezerski Rid - in form of roof of house

Winter Dream 2011: Bakardan peak - 2704 m
Bakardan peak - 2704 m - second highest peak on Shar mountain

Winter Dream 2011: Traversing south slope of Bakardan
Traversing south slope of Bakardan

Winter Dream 2011: Peaks and clouds game
Peaks and clouds game - Shar mountain - winter 2011

Winter Dream 2011: Man and mountains
Man and mountains - Shar mountain

Winter Dream 2011: Bakardan - east side
Bakardan peak - east side known as Kazani

Winter Dream 2011: Northern part of Shar mountain
Northern part of Shar mountain (from right to left): Ljuboten, Piribeg, Ezerski vrv, Bistra

Winter Dream 2011: Our camp in front of Bakardan - Kazani
Our camp in front of Bakardan east side - Kazani

Winter Dream 2011: The Gang of Nine
The Gang of Nine - a la montagne - Our team

Winter Dream 2011: Topo map with our route
Topo map with our route : Popova Sapka - camp on Vakaf - Mal Turcin and Titov vrv peaks and back

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silversummitPictures are fantastic!

silversummit

Voted 10/10

Your album needs a bit of an introduction. This looks like some kind of group training on winter camping and winter travel and very well organized. Any more info?
Posted Mar 9, 2011 7:34 pm

punkrunnerRe: Pictures are fantastic!

punkrunner

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Thanks SilverSummit - I'll write some introduction today. My intention was to write a trip report, but I'm not sure I'll have enough time to do that these days. Best regards from Macedonia...
Posted Mar 10, 2011 2:08 am

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