The Davies, Route 5.

The Davies, Route 5. Pitel #44, Mozgovishki Chukar #45#46#47#49   Mozgovishki Chukar has proved to be one of the hardest routes to put together for The Davies.  It isn’t the most technically challenging route or the longest. Those titles probably go to Yalovarnika #55 and Golena #58. But route 4 poses it’s own unique chalenges. […]

The Davies, Route 4.

The Davies, Route 4. Sivria #78. I take huge pleasure hiking on my own in Pirin . There is a zen like peace, almost meditative state that wandering our hills brings to me.  The silence filled with the millions of tiny noises of nature, the stillness punctuated only by the babble of streams and the […]

The Davies, Route 3.

The Davies, Route 3. Todorka#37, Sredna Todorka#36, Malka Todorka#35   Life in Pirin has 4 very distinct seasons. Cold snowy winters give way to mild wet springs of lush alpine meadows filled with flowers. The summer is hot and dry with months of relentless sunshine drying out the hills into a uniform khaki brown. The […]

Climbing Mt. Vihren 2914m

Climbing Mt. Vihren 2914m. Dzhamdzhiev Rid Climbing Mt. Vihren 2914m. It has become a bit of an annual thing for Di and I to climb an alpine route on Vihren.  We started off with Dzhamdzhiev Rid (pronounced Jamdjeiv rid)  Other than it being a long way the route is as basic as you want it […]

The Davies, Route 2.

The Davies, Route 2. Djano #80, Chengel Chal #81, Demir Chal #82, Yazunov Vrah #83, Kornishki Vrah #84, Hleven #85, Kadiev Vrah #90.   As a contrast to Route 1, I thought route 2 should be one of least visited corners of Pirin. I have a profound love for the extremities of National Park Pirin. […]

The Davies, Route 10.

The Davies, Route 10. #22 Bim 2520m, #23 Georgiytsa 2589m, #24 Sinanitsa 2516m, #25 Peak 2520m. The Davies, Route 10. It is certainly possible to do this circuit in a single day, We would recommend an over night stay and the beautifully situated but basic Sinanitsa hut. There are 4 possible approaches to the hut:- […]

The Davies, Route 1.

The Davies, Route 1. Vihren #17 and Hvoinati #18.   There is no particular order that you should climb The Davies. Route 1, for most people, has to be the highest and most impressive mountain in Pirin. Over the next 20 or 30 posts we aim to describe our favourite routes to top of the […]

The Davies, Route 9.

The Davies, Route 9. Peak#26 2504m, Peak #27 2506m, Peak #28 2508m, Spanopolski Chukar #29 2576m, Karaulite #30 2533m, Banderishki Chukar #31 2738m, Peak #32 2500m, Bashliyski Chukar #38 2670m. The Davies, Route 9. This is a long and arduous day with lots of bouldering that will test even the strongest legs. Be sure to […]