Hoverla, Vorokhta

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 Zaroslyak on the mountain's east face and gains more than 3,600 vertical feet along a steep path with few switchbacks. There is a steeper route and a more gentle one but a lengthier one .
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  • Today we climbed GOVERLU!!!!! All in order. We went with Yaremche, collected us in a minibus, group of 17 persons the cost of an adult 300 UAH per child 150 UAH. All according to plan in 9.00 have left where-1 hour in a way. The guide on the road told about the terrain about Hoverla, along the way noted that you can still see in the Ukrainian Carpathians (Guide-conductor-Sergey). Having reached the Carpathian National Park, paid another 30 UAH-adult and 15 children (for the entrance to the park), were instructed on the rise and descent, equipment. There are shops on site where you can rent Bertsy ( Boots) (50 UAH), trekking sticks (10 UAH-1pcs, pledge 120 UAH) jackets, pants, as well as sold...
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  • Hi all! Two times my wife and I have already visited the "roof of Ukraine"-at its highest peak, mountain Goverle (height 2060 m 80 cm, if it is very accurate!). Now came the turn of the third, which must always be. Is that right? In the morning we leave to a place of start. To go from our base (we lived in TC "Vorokhta") not far-kilometers 20, no more. The Girl-guide from the tourist complex, all the time embarrassed (obviously-from the duties assigned to her) and periodically blushing, tells us about the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, on the territory of which is the Montenegrin Mountain massif, the highest Top of which (and at the same and all Ukraine) and is Goverla. It occupies an area of almost 60000 hectares. She tells something about the boy Prute (as it is known this big River takes its origin on the slopes of Goverla) and the girl Goverle and their unhappy love, for...
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  • Highest point of Ukraine, so beautiful. What a amazing nature .. have been there 3 time. And still love it. Wish there I had a little home, so I could admire the nature every second . Please keep it clean and don’t put ur rubbish in the nature.
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