Mt. Vihren, Pirin mountains, Bulgaria, visited July 2021.

Mt. Vihren (2914 m) is the highest mountain in Pirin National Park in Bulgaria, and the third highest peak of the balkans, after Mt. Mussala (close in Rila NP) and Mt. Olympus (Greece)


The peak is very accessible and easy to climb from the Vihren hut using the classical south face route (aka the Royal route).  Other routes exist that are more challenging , via North face or narrow rims (like Premkata and Koncheta)…

The peak is entirely Marble rock.


The picture shows the North face as seen from the “big cauldron”.


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