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Snowshoes in Rila Mountain

 
Snowshoes in Rila Mountain

Page Type: Trip Report

Lat/Lon: 42.19902°N / 23.35350°E

Object Title: Snowshoes in Rila Mountain

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jan 31, 2011

Activities: Hiking

Season: Winter

 

Page By: nothingmaster

Created/Edited: Jan 3, 2012 / Jan 4, 2012

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That was my first group for 2011, as a guide.


With my colleague Kiril Lefterov, we leaded for a weekend a Romanian group with snowshoes. They needed to prepare for Elbrus summit (5642 m), Caucasus. Some time later Elbrus was closed for 2011, due to terrorist attack (one tourist get shot, I've heard)... Anyway, in February Elbrus was still fine, so they came to Rila mountain for a training!

 We re introducing each other, while having a dinner in  Kalina  hotel in Govedartsi village.
 

We're introducing each other, while having a dinner in "Kalina" hotel in Govedartsi village.

The evening before the hike. I am the hairy guy on left.
 

The evening before the hike. I am the hairy guy on left.

 Here s a beautiful photo from our hotel s tavern.
 

Here's a beautiful photo from our hotel's tavern.

Another beauty inside here.
 

Another beauty inside here.

We passed over Zeleni Rid (The Green Hill), reaching hut of Ivan Vazov, situated just between 7 Rila lakes and Rila monastery.

Heading the goal!
 

Heading the goal!

 Playing can-can in the mountain - the wish is everything...
 

Playing can-can in the mountain - the wish is everything...

 Scaring, spectacular... Unforgettable?
 

Scaring, spectacular... Unforgettable?

 And here s our home for this night - hut of Ivan Vazov.
 

And here's our home for this night - hut of Ivan Vazov.

Just before the night, we climbed a peak, near to the hut. From there we watched the sunset, a truly exceptional one!

Quick ascent before dinner, with the sunset behind - and even a quicker picture, before to get blown away by the wind!!
 

Quick ascent before dinner, with the sunset behind - and even a quicker picture, before to get blown away by the wind!!

Another winter dream that we had.
 

Another winter dream that we had.

 The cozy hut during our dinner.
 

The cozy hut during our dinner.

For the next day we planed to pass closer to the 7 Rila lakes, but the fog and the avalanches danger pushed us to change our mind. So we decide to use the yesterday's path.

 This is why we re here! The beauty of Rila mountains in winter times.
 

This is why we're here! The beauty of Rila mountains in winter times.

 We re happy with this well spent weekend! =)
 

We're happy with this well spent weekend! =)

And that was my first hiking group for 2011! =)

 If there s an aim, we ll find a way forward...
 

If there's an aim, we'll find a way forward...

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kamilwelcome to SP!

kamil

Voted 10/10

Zdrasti!
Hubave snimke iz hubava Rila (az sym bio edin put v 2007).
We also eat srnela mushroom from your other report (kania in Polish) :)
Chestita Koleda!
Kamil
Posted Jan 7, 2012 8:09 pm

nothingmasterRe: welcome to SP!

nothingmaster

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Thanks for this warm welcome! ^_^
Since one year I make plans to visit Visoki Tatri... And when I really decide to do it, I will definitely ask you for an advice! =)
Posted Jan 8, 2012 1:32 pm

kamilRe: welcome to SP!

kamil

Voted 10/10

You're welcome! And for the time being I'll be reading your blog so that I don't completely forget my Bulgarian... I understand it all but when I try to speak it sounds more like Serbian/Croatian which I know much better :)
Posted Jan 8, 2012 6:55 pm

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