Vihren

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Vihren
Vihren (Вихрен), Bulgaria (by Pudelek).JPG
Vihren from the south
Elevation 2,914 m (9,560 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,783 m (5,850 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Vihren is located in Bulgaria
Vihren
Vihren
Location in Bulgaria
Location Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria
Range Pirin Mountains
Coordinates 41°46′04″N 23°24′03″E / 41.76778°N 23.40083°E / 41.76778; 23.40083Coordinates: 41°46′04″N 23°24′03″E / 41.76778°N 23.40083°E / 41.76778; 23.40083[1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike/scramble from Vihren chalet

Vihren (Bulgarian: Вихрен) is the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Reaching 2,914 metres (9,560 ft), it is Bulgaria's second and the Balkans' third highest, after Musala and Mount Olympus. The peak is located in Pirin's northern parts. The easiest route is from the Vihren chalet (2,000 m), reaching the summit from the south. Other routes include those from Banderitsa chalet (1,800 m) or across the ridge Koncheto from the north. A number of Pirin's lakes are located around the peak.

Honour[edit]

View of Vihren Peak from Vihren chalet

Vihren Peak on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Vihren. FC Vihren Sandanski is a Bulgarian football club of the same name.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed here as "Vikhren". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-02-20.

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