Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 48.06902°N / 24.64525°E
Additional Information GPX File: Download GPX » View Route on Map
Additional Information County: village Dzembronya
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 6227 ft / 1898 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Thim mountain is located on Chornohirsky "spine" near Pip Ivan (which is also called by tourists White Elephant or Black Mountain)
In winter this summit is most beautiful with its strange stone sculptures made by nature. Also near Smotrych located the mountain with interesting name "Vyhatuy Cumin (Вухатий камінь)" in translation it means "stone with ears" through their sculptures from stones on top of the mountain.
Smotrych )


Smotrych s StonesSmotrych's Stones

Between earth and skyBetween earth and sky
Road to Pip IvanRoad to Pip Ivan from Smotrych

Getting There

You can get there by many paths, but most easy is from Dzembronya village (to Dzembronya you can getting by this way: on bus to Verhovyna from Ivano-Frankivsk or Lviv and than to Dzembronya on hires transport, or hire bus in start point to village).
Smotrych from road to DzembronyaSmotrych from road to Dzembronya
Monsters of rocks )Monsters of rocks )

Red Tape

Is not any important red tepes near Smotrych (The border is far from the summit), most problem is just how to get there :-)


Most of tourists live on tents near summit, but also you can hire room in any master in Dzembronya, in Marсh 2011 it costs 40-50 grn/day (~5$)
Camping in morning lightsCamping in morning light

External Links

Smotrych information on ukrainian


Dzembronya information on ukrainian


Video from places that I present (Dzembronya-Smotrych-Pip Ivan) :)


The weather is very changeable on Smotrych like in all Chornohirsky "spine" and not only in winter, but over the year!!!

Hot day...

Hot day...

...frosty night...frosty night

Precatory words

If you love mountains is not mean that mountains love you too.

Be careful and good luck for all who go to the tops !!!

P.S. If You have any questions--ask here or by private message :-)
P.S.S. If something is wrong- sory for my bad English :)



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