Vihren from the north
|Elevation||2,914 m (9,560 ft) |
|Prominence||1,783 m (5,850 ft) |
|Location||Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria|
|Parent range||Pirin Mountains|
|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, as is Europe's southernmost glacial mass, the Snezhnika glacielet.
- "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed here as "Vikhren". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
- Grunewald, Karsten; Jörg Scheithauer (2010). "Europe's southernmost glaciers: response and adaptation to climate change" (PDF). Journal of Glaciology. International Glaciological Society. 56: 129–142. ISSN 0022-1430. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
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