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 Zaroslyak on the mountain's east face and gains more than 3,600 vertical feet along a steep path with few switchbacks. There is a steeper route and a more gentle one but a lengthier one .
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  • Hoverla is the highest mountain in Ukraine. You should be very prepared and strong to rise to the top. We have chosen not the best day for a hike, because the weather was rainy and foggy. But there wa...  more »
  • We have been so long, so hard, to infernal heat clambered up there, at the end you'd expect any vivid emotions, and ultimately see stripped monument, Iron Cross and sellers with medalkami for 50 UAH and the cheapest tea from the supermarket on 30 for plastic cup. View course pleases! Beauty! But the general impression (spoilt a bit
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  • Bring water and food with you. The mountain is not so hard for climbing,possible to make it with kids. But better take guided tour if you coming without a car. The starting point is pretty hard to get...  more »
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  • Unbelievable emotions, guys! There are a lot of beautiful landscapes around so you will spend a lot of time there to make a lot of photos. Recommend to make a camp for some days. But reaching the peak was very hard and long. Take sweatshirt with you, it is so cold on the top
  • Tallest point in Ukraine, gotta check it out. The climb isn't easy though. I'm a solid runner and it beat me up pretty good. It's almost 2.5 miles straight to the top. The climb, plus the elevation change makes wearing the right gear important. Wear many layers. It was a sunny day and I ended up in shorts and a t-shirt. Moisture wicking gear makes it an easy day, but don't forget a good jacket, gloves, and hat for the top (which gets quite cold).
  • The highest mountain in Ukraine, el. 2061 m. Constantly ravaged by ascending herds of day-hikers, who have a scathing effect on what remains of the Eastern slopes. Therefore if you enjoy at least some solitude, it is highly advisable to scale the mountain from any other direction, preferably South or North-West. Both of these are bit more damanding, but spare you from the meddling and noisy day-hiking crowd.
  • Brilliant hike up the highest point in Ukraine. Not a small home, but easily doable in trainers doing summers. Small feat for mountaineers, but worth the trip as outstanding views on the Ukrainian and Romanian Carpathians
  • Magnificient view! Good hike.... Pretty exhausting but awesome!

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