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Rumija by the two of us

Rumija by the two of us

I stare through a plane window as we cruise above Montenegrin mountains, while the sun is setting down. The bird’s eye perspective needs some time to settle in and after a couple of mountains, a familiar mark shows – a small white dot on the top of a peak – the...
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain, 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called by the Maasai “Ngaje Ngai” the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcass of...
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...
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...