Ascent of Óros Voras on 2011-09-04

Climber: James Warren

Date:Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Óros Voras
    Location:North Macedonia/Greece
    Elevation:8294 ft / 2528 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Voros Ski Centre (c2000m) and followed ski lifts to top of ridge, then west along ridge to summit. Returned by same route - 2hrs 15mins all told. This route is not v inspiring at the start - out of season ski runs are always ugly and depressing - but the summit is great, with amazing views into Macedonia and an orthodox chapel. The map I was using is now well out of date, as it marked a closed border zone and stated the chapel was ruined. Neither is true, although you can still see the trench lines around the summit and the boundary wall of the chapel is decorated with concrete bombs and barbed wire chains! No other walkers, just a few shepherds. A better walk might be to join the border ridge further east (my road map indicates a road crossing the border at this point) and walk along the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1716 ft / 523 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1716 ft / 523 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1716 ft / 523 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Follow ski lifts northwards
    Start Trailhead:Voros Ski Centre  6578 ft / 2004 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1716 ft / 523 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:Voros Ski Centre  6578 ft / 2004 m
    Time:1 Hours 

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