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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  • August 19, 2017
    Immediately be prepared to ensure that it will not be easy. We went to Hoverla guided tour of Yaremche, raised with the Panel and guide from "Zaroslyak" on the blue route. We are lucky and the weather was very nice, sunny and few clouds. The rise of the blue route is quite difficult, most of the way we need to climb on the rocks (probably during the rain there terribly slippery). The last 200 m the most complex, as is getting steeper and steeper, and the forces are quickly running out. At the top of so many people. Very directly. But the atmosphere there, all encourage each other, joking. Also at the top you can buy souvenirs, but better to go down and see them on the market at the foot of where they notably cheaper. On account of things-don't bring your clothes and things for you to roads which present new and decent look, because you made them with 100% likely to get dirty in the mud and clay, obotrete of all the stones and soak. Take water, some bars to snack, a warm jacket, a raincoat, just in case. Descent along the blue route has proven in 1000 times worse recovery. It makes sense to rent sticks, they help a lot not to fall (though I still managed a couple of times). But, of course, nature compensates for all the difficulties and efforts. So at least once in a lifetime goverla-is a must visit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Ascend to the Hoverla mountain was already long ago. And once drove in the Carpathians, decided to run. Guided tours have been raised with the Agency "100 dorig. He, of course, peculiar, but with our people, probably, and it should be stricter, still he was responsible during the tour. The climb was difficult, but we are fortunate in all senses: weather awesome people a bit, started climbing at 8 am, view-breathtaking. Consider visiting the Carpathians-Hoverla ascention must be in the execution list.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Conquered the highest point of Ukraine-Goverla! It was certainly cool, on top of just two captures. At least once, but worth the climb and conquer this peak:) You can also go without a guide-don't exactly get lost, basically all are medium (complexity) route if there is no rush-walk without problems. Who in their abilities not sure-go through the easy route.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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
  • August 4, 2017
    The hiking on Mount Hoverla is difficult but its really worth it. Its so beautiful every where you look.
  • September 8, 2017
    I have never seen more people in the mountains like this place. It's traffic hiking to the mountain of Hoverla, wov.
  • February 6, 2017
    A nice day hike with spectacular views. It's a big attraction so expect plenty of people. The worst is the road to get there, it's(as of 2015) several kilometers of horrible, prepare to go painfully slow in an average car.
  • May 18, 2017
    Mount Hoverla (Ukrainian: Говерла, Hoverla; Hungarian: Hóvár; Romanian: Hovârla; Goverla, Polish: Howerla) at 2,061 metres (6,762 ft), 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'.[2] Hoverla is composed of sandstone, a sedimentary rock type. Hoverla Ski hike to the summit of Hoverla. 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 (from late autumn to May), 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 (1,100 meters) along a steep path with few switchbacks.

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