Snowshoeing in Pirin Mountains on April 28-29th

Our last snowshoeing trip this winter was a weekend long one to the highest parts of Pirin Mountains. Route started by taking the chair lift to Bezbog Hut at 2230 meters above sea level. The aim for the day was Tevno Lake Shelter – the most isolated hut in Pirin Mountains, usually not very easy accessible in winter. Hut is located at 2500 meters in the cirque of Belemeto. It took us about 6 hours to reach it, passing via the biggest lake in Pirin – Popovo Lake, and crossing one of the high cols of the mountain.The temperatures were relatively low for the end of April and some high clouds covered the sky for the whole day. On the next morning we’ve climbed the remote Dzangal Peak (2730 m.) and went back to our starting point crossing Valyavishki Cirque.

Tevno Lake Shelter in Pirin Mountains

Tevno Lake Shelter in Pirin Mountains – lots of snow at the end of April, the building is almost covered

Momin Dvor Peak on the back, preparing to climb Dzangal Peak

Momin Dvor Peak on the back, preparing to climb Dzangal Peak

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Author: Lyuben Grancharov

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.