A short blog post today because I am posting a video of my climb on Bobotov Kuk, the highest peak in Durmitor National Park and the highest peak solely in Montenegro.
It was a superb day, which started off cold and misty but was soon bathed in sunshine. The array of flowers in Durmitor National Park is absolutely spectacular and the climb itself gives equally stunning views.
Amazingly a stray dog which was kicking around the car park followed some other people to the very top. Perhaps she has climbed this mountain more than any other living creature!
The view from the summit is uninterrupted as Bobotov Kuk totally dominates the area - quite stunning.
I started from Sedlo, which is the highest road pass in the country, at 1907 metres. This leaves an ascent of just over 600m, but in truth you will do around 800m of ascent as the path drops down occasionally.
The last stretch of road up to Sedlo from Zabljak is a rough road, although it is tarmac and it is perfectly manageable.
The hike is not hard, but has plenty of ups and downs and exposed sections, including and a nice scramble to the summit. In total it was around 5 hours there and back from Sedlo, which is a total of around 12 km (I started my Strava late so no accurate data).
It is worth taking a map of course - a good 1 : 22000 scale map of Durmitor can be acquired form the Tourist Information Centre or even a street kiosk in the centre of Zabljak. The path is very well signed all the way to the summit. I started at around 7 am to avoid the worst of the heat, so it was quiet, but as the day progresses there were quite a few people on the route.