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Ascent of Musala on 2011-06-13

Climber: Andrew Rankine

Date:Monday, June 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Musala
    Location:Bulgaria
    Elevation:2924 m / 9596 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A tough hike. Chair lifts will not begin running until 18 June, so we had to walk from Bovorets. It was foggy and rained. Lots of snow near the top. Instead of taking the trail near the top, we took the cables. It saved a lot of time. Rained on the way down.
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The meteorological station on the summit of Musala, the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkans (2011-06-13). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1603 m / 5259 ft
    Distance:29.6 km / 18.4 mi
    Route:Musala Trail (red trail)
    Trailhead:Bovorets  1321 m / 4337 ft



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