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During our winter stay in Macedonia we realized a whole day long trip from Popova Šapka to the second highest Macedonian summit Titov vrv (2748 m)
in March 5, 2013. The weather was marvelous – sun, clear sky and almost no wind. Our group consisting of 25 people with ski-touring equipment, snowboards & standard skis met at the bottom station of the double-chairlift. We didn't want to spend time ascending to the summit of Antena, se we used chairlift.
Ascend to the second highest peak today (after Titov vrv), Titov vrv is on the background
Ideal weather and ideal snow â there is not anything more to wish in the winter Macedonia
The mountain range Šar planina
consists of a lot of beautiful peaks. The highest peak is Titov vrv (2748 m)
. The ideal start point for ski-touring trip to Titov vrv is ski-resort Popova Šapka
. We started from the end station of chair-lift to ridde. The first reached summit was Antena. As the whole group was quite big, we divided into several smaller groups. We continued on the ridge to the second highest peak here in Macedonia. 6 people out of this group of 25 people skied & snowboarded down to the valley – the slope and snow were simply excellent!
Smaller group rode down to the valley â no wind and temperature was almost tropical
Final ridge to Titov was little steep
The rest of the group continued to the pass and followingly to the summit of Titov vrv. We got together at Titov vrv again and toke a lot of photos. We prepared for the donwhill. The first stop was the previous pass. Skiers continued by many traverses to Popova Šapka, whereas snowbaorders climbed on rocky slope again. There was almost from the top excellent downhill – firstly on hard surface and followingly also in about 15 cm of fresh powder snow.
25 people from the tour organized by Naboso o.s. & MountainSki.cz on the summit of Titov vrv
On the summit of Titov vrv
We returned to Popova Šapka quite soon as the sun was still visible. Our popular requirement for ski-touring trips was not filled – headlamp with us.
Downhill from Titov vrv with the peak Bakardan in the background
On the way back from Titov vrv we ascended again to Bakardan (2704 m)