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Even in summer, Mt Maglić often lives up to its name (Misty Mount), so you can expect fog even at Prijevor. The starting point is Prijevor (1659 MASL), a meadow, in summer full of flowers, where the ascent begins. The flowery meadow soon gives way to scree, a slope covered with small and large rock debris that is very difficult to walk on. You have to be careful as it's easy to sprain your ankle. It's not recommended to walk on such terrain without mountaineering boots which will provide a measure of protection. In addition, when moving in a file you must mind the rockfall set off by the person in front of you. Still, all of this is the easier part of the walk. We're going from the direction of Banja Luka, the most difficult and demanding direction for ascent. The trail is semi-alpine and extremely demanding. It requires basic knowledge and experience in Alpine mountaineering, and is not recommended to those who are afraid of heights. You reach the rock where a cable is installed to make the climb easier and safer for mountaineers. However, it is in such a condition that it can only give you a false sense of safety.
After some two and a half hours you reach the summit (2386 MASL). When there is no fog, the view is fantastic, but when it's foggy you see nothing but a sea of white as far as the eye can see. From the summit the walk continues towards the Montenegrin peak of Maglić. The biggest and most dangerous part of the route is behind you, and now everything seems a walk in the park. Again beautiful meadows full of flowers. The Montenegrin peak of Maglić (2388 MASL) is soon reached. There are no symbols typically found on summits in Bosnia and Herzegovina, no flags, no seal box, just a little cairn.
This is followed by a descend, a bit boring after everything that precedes it, via Carev do to the lake of Trnovačko jezero (1517 MASL). We recommend taking a break at the lake, perhaps taking some time to bathe on a hot summer day. From the lake, go back to Prijevor via Suva jezerina.
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Safety informationThe climb to Maglić from Prijevor is technically demanding. The cable is torn in many places. When climbing up the via ferrata, the use of protective gear is mandatory: a helmet, a harness and a ferrata kit (or a Prusik with two carabiners). No risk of landmines.
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From the lake north through Suha jezerina to Prijevor.
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