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Velika Rudoka, Kosovo/North Macedonia


Prominence: 230 m, 755 ft

Elevation: 2660 meters, 8727 feet


True Isolation: 7.42 km, 4.61 mi
Alternate Name(s)Maja e Njerit
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)41° 55' 6'' N, 20° 46' 35'' E
41.918293, 20.776332 (Dec Deg)
481453 E 4640729 N, Zone 34 (UTM)
CountryKosovo (Highest Point)
North Macedonia
State/ProvincePolog
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     Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag (Rank #18)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #13)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #13)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #16)
     World Country High Points (Rank #93)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 26
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 26)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2015-09-04 by Andrej Gerber
     2017-06-21 by Morgan Batt
     2017-07-05 by Lee Humphries
     2018-06-06 by Brian Friedrich (GPS Track)
     2018-06-24 by Robert Garneau
     2018-08-27 by Matthias Fieles
     2019-06-10 by Antonio Almeida (Unsuccessful)
     2019-06-11 by Joel Wilner
     2019-07-05 by Andrew Rankine
     2019-10-26 by Travis Greiman
     2019-11-02 by Tom Milliard

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For many years, Ðeravica was thought to be the highest point in Kosovo (and in Serbia when Kosovo was an autonomous region of Serbia). However, in about 2011 a new boundary survey between Macedonia and the newly independent Kosovo found that the boundary ran over the top of Velika Rudoka, a peak 3 meters higher than Ðeravica, demoting the former high point to second place. The current governmental topographic maps appear to support these elevations and the boundary location.

However, there remains a possibility that a new survey may change this ranking again. To be sure of claiming the Kosovo high point, climbing both peaks is a good idea.

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Highest point in Kosovo (2017-07-05). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 230 m/755 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 230 m/755 ft
  Key Col: 2430 m/7972 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.42 km/4.61 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 41.9833, 20.7967
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Titov Vrh  (NNE)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Balkan Peninsula
Range3: Greek-Albanian Ranges
Drainage BasinsAxios
Aegean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Data SourceShuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Other Photos

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A portion of the ridge north of Rudoka. (2018-06-24). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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North Face of Rudoka (2018-06-24). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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My approximate route for my descent from Velika Rudoka, the highpoint of Kosovo. I now believe this is more or less the optimal route to climb Velika Rudoka from the Macedonian side. (From Google Earth; solid yellow line is the North Macedonia-Kosovo border.) (2019-06-11). Photo by Joel Wilner.
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Beautiful, steep pastures below Black Lake on the ascent of Rudoka from the Macedonian side (2019-06-11). Photo by Joel Wilner.
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