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Hoverla, Vorokhta

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Mount Hoverla at 2061m, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains. The mountain is located in the Eastern Beskides, in the Chornohora region. The slopes are covered with beech and spruce forests, above which there is a belt of sub-alpine meadows called polonyna in Ukrainian. At the eastern slope there is the main spring of the Prut River. The name is of Old Hungarian origin and means 'snow mountain'. Hoverla is composed of sandstone, a sedimentary rock type.The date of the first ascent is unknown. In late 19th century the mountain became a notable tourist attraction, especially among tourists from nearby cities of Galicia. In 1880 the first tourist route between the peak of Hoverla and Krasny Luh was marked by Leopold Wajgel of the Galician Tatra Society. The following year the first tourist shelter was founded there.In the 20th century the mountain increasingly gained popularity as an extreme sports site. Some routes are classified as 1A in the winter period, according to the USSR grading system. Nowadays because of its prominence too many unskilled extreme-lovers are taking attempts to climb it in winter, resulting in regular frostbite or even deaths. The most popular approach to the summit starts from the tour-basa Zaroslach on the mountain's east face and gains more than 3,600 vertical feet along a steep path with few switchbacks.
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  • It's worth seeing! Beauty is indescribable. You can independently climb to the top of the replies, but you can comfortably climb the lookout Terrace and view on the majestic mountain, silence to avoid fog. If you still decided to go on foot to mount you will need warm clothing, comfortable shoes, water and a raincoat, Hoverla has change come out in nature and if in the morning the Sun is shining, with dinner, pouring rain.
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  • It is not possible to describe in words the feelings when pokorjaesh' the highest mountain in Ukraine. Yes, it is not so complicated to rise, but not so simple. The nature, type, air, everything is so fascinating that it is everything you need to try and see. Strongly recommend to visit!
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  • Good afternoon! I want to share the recall of climbing on one of the highest and most beautiful mountains in Ukraine will give some advice first wishing for the first time to conquer the peak. The first qualitative and comfortable shoes sport shoes, not flip flops, sandals and other types of summer shoes. Otherwise natrete themselves feet and climbing would lose any interest for you. Of the meal was the best nuts, sweet bars, cookies and water. Water is necessary to take 2 liters per person. We ascent and descent took only 9:00, so go to the mountain need early hours 7-8 am plus sticks for Nordic walking it is necessary to take necessarily they will help reduce the load on your feet during ascent and descent also take your camera and a video camera to capture this event and all the beauty around. And the beauty is there really fantastic, such scenery that takes your breath away even when you are climbing higher and higher. But the buzz when climbed to the top of the mountain, such that you want to open kraevidy enjoy them as long as possible. In General, I recommend everyone to make this ascent and enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.
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