Musala, Bulgaria

Prominence: 2473 m, 8114 ft

Elevation: 2925 meters, 9596 feet

True Isolation: 810.05 km, 503.34 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Bulgarian: Мусала
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 10' 47'' N, 23° 35' 7'' E
42.179705, 23.585253 (Dec Deg)
713508 E 4672964 N, Zone 34 (UTM)
CountryBulgaria (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceSofia (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Musala:
     Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag (Rank #14)
     Europe UN Member High Points (Rank #12)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #8)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #8)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #11)
     Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #5)
     Most Isolated Peak of Europe Countries (Rank #7)
     Europe Range3 High Points (Rank #12)
     Europe Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #8)
     Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #7)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #71)
     World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation (Rank #116)
     World Country High Points (Rank #76)
     Core Europe Peaks with 1500 meters of Prominence (Rank #7)
     Ultras of Core Europe (Rank #7)
     Ultras of Europe (Rank #8)
     Ultras of Eastern Europe and the Balkans (Rank #1)
     Bulgaria Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #1)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 145
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 134)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2006-09-06 by Scott Cockrell
     2008-07-22 by Rob Woodall
     2009-07-03 by Damo Buch
     2009-08-06 by Matthias Fieles
     2010-07 by Tom Milliard
     2010-09-27 by Andrej Gerber
     2011-06-13 by Andrew Rankine
     2012-09-13 by Lyngve Skrede
     2014-05-13 by Lee Humphries
     2014-08-24 by Donnie Puckle
     2014-10-21 by Eric Gilbertson
     2015-07-24 by Andrew Rankine (GPS Track)
     2016-01-17 by Lev Babiev (GPS Track)
     2017-08-11 by Norbert Schaefer
     2017-08-11 by Julian Westcott
     2018-06-10 by Robert Garneau
     2018-06-13 by Brian Friedrich
     2022-06-25 by Andrew Rankine
     2022-07-17 by Mary Ruth Hambrick
     2023-01-10 by Bill Hughes

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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2473 m/8113 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2473 m/8113 ft
  Key Col: 452 m/1483 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 810.05 km/503.34 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.5467, 29.5675
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Uyluk Tepe  (SE)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Balkan Peninsula (Highest Point)
Range3: Macedonia-Thrace (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsDanube
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Aegean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Data SourceShuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data
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Other Photos

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Balkans highest peak is bagged (2013-07-21). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Summit of Musala 2925m (2014-05-13). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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Musala summit observatory in January (2016-01-17). Photo by Lev Babiev.
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At the top of Bulgaria (2017-08-11). Photo by Norbert Schaefer.
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