Winter in Rozanski Kukovi

Winter in Rozanski Kukovi

~ Velebit / North Velebit / Rozanski Kukovi ~

In snowy period Premuziceva Staza path is completely buried under snow. Its route, which is mostly carved into cliffs, is unrecognizable. If you don't know it very well there is no way to get around. January 2006.

Rozanski Kukovi in winter are only for experienced mountaineers or you should be led by only someone experienced. Wild karst terrain hides many surprises. Especially dangerous are numerous holes, hidden by snow. You have to know where they are.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic
Velebit
on Jan 30, 2006 8:46 am
Image ID: 148402

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2skinners - Feb 9, 2006 8:02 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Photo

Looks a little sketchy, must be careful.

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 9, 2006 9:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Photo

Thanks 2skinners! Path is here carved into almost perpendicular cliffs, but all is covered with more than 2 meters of snow. This is usual winter situation. There are plenty of such places along the route; some sections like this are long and very exposed. Without the rope it is gamble :-) But on this day snow was just perfect and with care some sections were passable, till we reached the impossible and returned.



Here is how this section looks when it is dry:

justahiker

justahiker - Feb 26, 2006 3:04 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing!!

very nice pic!! I was there in summer time, so now it is totally differnt ambient!! And more beautiful!!

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 27, 2006 11:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!!

Thanks hiker! Yes, it is completely different story in winter.

Sajama

Sajama - Mar 18, 2006 11:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Changing

Beautiful and changing terrain.
The winter image is impressive.

Velebit

Velebit - Mar 20, 2006 1:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Changing

Thank you Sajama!

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Nov 10, 2006 12:22 am - Voted 10/10

Fun Traverse

Exciting traverse across, eh? Nice shot!

Velebit

Velebit - Nov 10, 2006 12:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fun Traverse

Yes, really exciting, especially without the rope, but highly risky :-) Too bad photo can't show the hole on the right!

technobeast

technobeast - Nov 10, 2007 1:09 am - Voted 10/10

Perfect

Would love to put that in my schedule for 2008

treker786

treker786 - Jan 27, 2011 12:42 am - Voted 10/10

beautiful

beautiful shot and place

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