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Opservatorij

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A walk to the highest peak of Mt Bjelašnica. You can take a break at the Observatory in the mountaineers' room.
Distance 7.4 km
3:20 h
789 m
788 m
2,059 m
1,270 m
Opservatorij (2067 MASL) is the highest summit on Mt Bjelašnica. There are several ways to reach it, but this time we chose the route Babin do - Štini do - observatory. You can reach Babin do by car from Sarajevo, via the road to Bjelašnica, and once you arrive you can park your car there.

After two kilometres of gentle upward slope you reach Štini do. This is where the "House of Salvation" is located, a dilapidated shelter above which the ascent begins. After you turn right from the shelter you will notice three transformer stations leading to the top, which can serve as a visual clue. The trail itself is very strenuous and rather steep; the ascent is constant, and the higher up you climb the stronger the wind, usually. The transformer stations can serve as wind shelters for short breaks.

The observatory is just a few hundred metres away from the third transformer station, the last in the row. Here the wind can make it difficult to move, so you should be extremely careful. In the observatory building there is a room where you can rest and get some refreshments. It is clean and warm, and the employee on call usually offers the fellwalkers some tea or coffee.

You can return via the same route, or via the ski track, the out-of-use downhill track to do Babin do via Kolijevka, an unused ski resort.

 

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Update: May 27, 2016
Highest point
2,059 m
Lowest point
1,270 m

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Safety information

The trail is technically undemanding and there is no risk of landmines.

Tips and hints

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Start

Babin do (1,269 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.714256, 18.284269
DMS
43°42'51.3"N 18°17'03.4"E
UTM
34T 281222 4843721
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Destination

Opservatorij peak

Turn-by-turn directions

From Babin do head south to the House of Salvation in Štini do. From there head uphill to the top. Orjentir The landmarks showing the way to the summit are three transformer stations. They are located on the way to the top at a more or less equal distance from each other. If there is no fog, it's not difficult to follow the road from the last transformer station to the Observatory as it's only a few hundred metres away. You can go back the same way you came or down the ski track.

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Public transport

Bus or taxi to Bjelašnica.

Getting there

Take M18 to Krupac, right after the quarry turn right onto R442a towards Mt Bjelašnica and Mt Igman. When you reach the police station turn left towards Mt Bjelašnica and drive on to hotel Maršal.

Parking

Park at the hotel or the ski resort.

Coordinates

DD
43.714256, 18.284269
DMS
43°42'51.3"N 18°17'03.4"E
UTM
34T 281222 4843721
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.

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Distance
7.4 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
789 m
Descent
788 m
Highest point
2,059 m
Lowest point
1,270 m

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