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Koordináták 492

Uploaded 2013. október 6.

Recorded október 2013

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2 342 m
871 m
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6,57 km

Megtekintve 2268 alkalommal, letöltve 51 alkalommal

közel Kërçishti i Epërm, Dibër (Albania)

Mali i Kërçinit, or Kërçin, is one of the outstanding highpoints on the range separating Albania from Macedonia. With 2342 Meter altitude, it is some 20 Meter lower than neighboring Velivar (see wikiloc # 5228374), but the ascent is way more demanding. Your most likely trailhead is in Kërçisht Siperme, at 870 Meter altitude, thus requiring an elevation gain of close to 1500 Meter - about the same you need to climb Korab. Kërcin has been our climb with the most elevation gain done in one day - more than was needed for giants such as Tomorri or Nemercke.

Kërçisht is easily reached, even without 4WD, from Maqellare. There is a comfortable and good-value-for money hotel at the Lazri fuel station. Kërçisht also has some old churches on the list of the Ministry of Tourism, though they were locked and having returned from one of the longest climbs we ever did in Albania, we didn't have the energy to look for the person with the key.

October seems to be a perfect day to climb Kërçin. A very dry day, with zero degree at the trailhead at 7 am and quite cold all the way up, we had one of the best views across Albania and Macedonia ever. To the north were Korab and Tito Vrh, the Albanian Alps gleamed in the sun, and in the far distance we thought we saw Rumija in Montenegro. More close-by were the Lure Mountains and Mali i Dejes, and to the south the Shebenik-Jablanica National Park.

The trail mostly follows mule trails, except for the piece from the summit ridge to the summit. On the summit ridge are some faint markers painted by Macedonian mountaineers. Overall, there is no difficulty. We would have rated the trail as easy, wouldn't it have been for the big elevation gain.

For the return, we followed the summit ridge down until waypoint 11, from where a sort of path leads to the more visible paths near the Stan.

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Sacred architecture

01-Church

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Folyó

02-Stream

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Folyó

03-Water

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Intersection

04-Fork

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szállás

05-Stan

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Intersection

06-Fork

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Hágó

07-Ridge

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csúcs

08-Krchin Summit

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Hágó

11-Ridge

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Sacred architecture

12-Small Church

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  • Fénykép Toby Palm

    Toby Palm 2013.10.08.

    I remember this mountain range! I think it was snow covered when I saw it though... Was very imposing! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240/photo-2818661

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.10.08.

    Yes it is....The valley floor is 500 Meter high, the mountain tops way more than 2300 Meter.... https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240/photo-2818661

  • Fénykép Gams

    Gams 2013.10.14.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    This trail deserves special attention, as it is like an introduction to the Central Albanian Mountain World. It has practical advantages such as easy access and safe parking in the middle of a village, whose houses combine Albanian and Greek characteristics.
    The gentle slope in the beginning makes for a warm up, and at same time serves as wrap up - walk out benefiting the knee joints after the long descent with a welcome horizontal stretch.
    When approaching the shepherds' meadows the sounds of the herds can be heard from far. It remains good practice to alert the herders by shouting before the dogs have discovered you.

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.10.31.

    Wir waren noch nie in Mazedonien.. muessen da mal hin glaube ich! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240/photo-2818661

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.10.31.

    Toll - koennt ich glatt als Herbstbild fuer mein Handy verwenden! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386244/photo-2818693

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.10.31.

    What a great view - and great visibility! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386247/photo-2818722

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.10.31.

    hahaha! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386249/photo-2818753

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.10.31.

    1270? Really? Wow! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386250/photo-2818763

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.10.31.

    That's what the book says :) https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386250/photo-2818763

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.10.31.

    It was a fantastic day - though very cold - about zero degree for the first 2 hours of the hike... https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386247/photo-2818722

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.10.31.

    I heard it also happens to veryyouthful hikers ..... :) https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386249/photo-2818753

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.10.31.

    Absolutely. You can climb the peaks from either Macedonia or Albania! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240/photo-2818661

  • Fénykép Tini Hart

    Tini Hart 2013.11.01.

    I'm sure it does! :) https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/mali-i-kercinit-5386240#wp-5386249/photo-2818753

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