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Climbing Mt Aneto – to the Top of the Pyrenees

Climbing Mt Aneto – to the Top of the Pyrenees

While unpacking in a hotel room in Belasque, a village hidden deep in the Pyrenees, I am not sure if I first smelled the sheep or heard their bells before being aware of their presence. And suddenly I feel disoriented. You know that feeling when you are not sure where...
My TEDx talk about Kilimanjaro

My TEDx talk about Kilimanjaro

It’s been half a year since I climbed Kilimanjaro and wrote about it. It feels in so many ways that I gave all of myself to it and that there is nothing else left within me. Like I didn’t know what else to climb, where else to go, what is my next big thing. But it is...
Hello Africa, Hello Kilimanjaro

Hello Africa, Hello Kilimanjaro

Sometimes, some distant places are so far and unreachable that you think about going to them like going to the Moon. My first idea about going to Kilimanjaro came when I realized that you can actually go there… when some people I knew went there. The immediate panicky...
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...
The legend of Bukumirsko Lake

The legend of Bukumirsko Lake

The Bukumirsko Lake legend was told to me on a pasture close to our farm house. Every day, at around the same time, an old shepherdess appeared from the old rural path with her flock of sheep. Even after so many years, in my mind’s eye I can still see her...
Treskavac – a place of living legends

Treskavac – a place of living legends

I don’t even know how many times have I been on this, as I call it, homeland mountain, but the feeling I had the first time, when I saw the abyss that divides Treskavac and Šila and the inaccessible cliffs above the katun (temporary shepherds’ shelter), is...