Talijanka peak in Grbaja valley

We were based in the little lovely town of Plav dominated by its beautiful lake and nearby mountains when decided to make a hike in Grbaja valley which is very close from the town and connected by an asphalted road.   This loop hike starts at the mountaineering hut in Grbaja valley. Initially, it travels …

Maja e Arapit – the mountain with the highest wall in the Balkans

Maja e Arapit or Harapit is located near Thethi village in Albanian Alps and it’s well known for its 800 m high wall on southern face. The best to reach the summit is from the village of Okol when one would need to walk to Qafa e Pejes and then to the summit. The shortest …

Caving at Maja e Arapit, Albanian Alps

Maja e Arapit or Harapit is located near Thethi village in Albanian Alps and it’s well known for its 800 m climbing wall. In the foot of this mountain is located the cave with the same name. This is a vertical cave that goes generaly up. The exploration for the cave Maja e Arapit has …

Trekking Through Albanian Alps – Photo Essay

Here I’m posting some pictures of an adventure trek through Albanian Alps. This was one of the most adventures trip I have done so far with some cool adventures friends (Andi, Jorn, Kai, Felix, Malte, Vaith). We hiked 4 days in the most remote parts of Albanian Alps on unmarked trails and slept in tarps …

Peaks of the Balkans Trail – In the "Southern Alps of Europe"

Ancient paths, glacial lakes, high passes, dramatic mountains and rich cultures from three countries are just a small taste of what wait you in this oasis of untouched natural beauty and traditional villages close to the borders of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. Here is a short introduction to the “Peaks of the Balkans”, the name …