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Via Dinarica short side walk - Kom ascent

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  • / View over Zupa valley
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  • / Summit approach and remnants of the old fortress
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This short but slightly challenging tour brings you back through the XIV century and offers magnificent views over Rakitnica canyon and Zupa valley.
moderate
Distance 1.2 km
1:00 h
255 m
22 m
This is a nice, short hike close by the village of Potkomlje and Kasici. It is a good tour before or after rafting, or swimming in Boracko Lake. Besides the extraordinary views from this not even 1000 m high peak, this path takes you past remnants of the medieval fortress of the noble family Sankovic. 

Cross the meadow and the stone wall bank and look for the path. There are two caves on the way. After the second, follow the gully and out towards the rocky ridge, cross on the other side and follow the ridge for 20-30 m. Start climbing Kom summit along the ridge and move to its south side over the exposed terrain. From the grassy fields, go straight up to the summit and see the fortress remnants.  

This trail is not marked. For assistance, contact Mr. Zaklan in the last houses on the left side.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is not marked, so contact locals from Podkomlje or Kasici village for guidance or assistance.
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Via Dinarica BiH
Update: April 25, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
891 m
Lowest point
508 m
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Safety information

The ascent to Kom is steep, partly exposed and may involve some scrambling.

Be aware of snakes from March to October!

Tips and hints

A little bit about the Sankovic family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankovi%C4%87_noble_family

Start

By the fence after the village of Potkomlje (507 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.541821, 18.080721
DMS
43°32'30.6"N 18°04'50.6"E
UTM
34T 264150 4825126
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Destination

Summit of Kom

Turn-by-turn directions

At the second cave, turn left and follow the gully. When you cross the ridge, turn right toward the Kom and right again to its south slopes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is a private minibus line from Sarajevo and/or Konjic to Bjelimici. Get off at the suspension bridge on the Neretva below Kasici.

Getting there

From the suspension bridge on the Neretva, follow the local road to Kasici, further on to the cemetery and continue toward Potkomlje. This is part of the trail Kasici-Rakitnica-Lukomir (WTBH6-2).

When you reach the local road coming from Potkomlje, turn right. You will reach the trailhead after a couple hundred meters at the fence of a pasture.

Parking

It is posssible to park next to the fence.

Coordinates

DD
43.541821, 18.080721
DMS
43°32'30.6"N 18°04'50.6"E
UTM
34T 264150 4825126
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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Author’s map recommendations

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Equipment

Proper hiking boots and a standard day pack.

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When did you do this route? August 16, 2015
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.2 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
255 m
Descent
22 m
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