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Hajla winter climb

Hajla winter climb

In his preparation for Mt Everest, Safet Mavrić – Ćako spent a lot of time on his favorite mountain Hajla, which stands close to Rožaje, on the border between Montenegro and Kosovo. He was an experienced climber and mountaineer. On January 6th, 1997, he climbed...
Stop longing for nature. Go there

Stop longing for nature. Go there

“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of...
Rainy Saturday along the valley of river Oraovštica

Rainy Saturday along the valley of river Oraovštica

It goes without saying that my weekend hikings happen because I love nature. But hiking is also an impulse to escape my life. Don’t get me wrong – escaping life comes as a universal thing, hardly worth vilifying. Living a life usually involves the urge to avoid...
Rumija – sea, lake and mountains – all in one

Rumija – sea, lake and mountains – all in one

It seems fitting to start my first blog post typing on the phone, on a mountain peak where you can see both the Adriatic Sea and the biggest lake of my country – Skadar Lake. The mountain is Rumija, in the South of Montenegro, north of city of Bar. Far in the...
Climbing Gran Paradiso

Climbing Gran Paradiso

I woke up at midnight. Head throbbing. I can’t believe it’s too hot to sleep. I am in airbnb flat in a village in Aosta valley in the Alps. I know it’s midnight because the church bell sounds 12 times, and then every half an hour it rings again. I dreamed I...