Hendrik Morkel

Interview with Hendrik Morkel: Scandinavia’s most popular hiking blogger.

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Hendrik Morkel is Scandinavia's most popular hiking blogger. His blog, www.hikinginfinland.com, is one of the go-to sites for Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian hikers looking for the best info...

Vrh-Krvavac

The Bloodiest Peak of All

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Krvavac (bos. "krv" - blood) is the second highest peak of Mt. Bjelašnica, towering 2062 meters above sea level. In order to reach Krvavac, one is confronted with many obstacles - from dragons and...

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Bosnia in Hiking Boots: A History of Mountaineering Clubs

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It is a kind of local truism in Bosnia-Herzegovina that “mountaineers are the most positive people.” This is no banal statement in a society that has been struggling to rebuild itself...

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A hopeful alternative

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One of our tasks as part of the Via Dinarica team is to bring to you - outdoor enthusiasts from near and far - a wide range of news from the hundreds of mountains, valleys, rivers, forests, towns and...

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Zelenkovac, the Green Oasis of Krajina

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The story of Eco Zone Zelenkovac began back in 1986, on the exact place where a quarry used to be, in the deep forests behind Mrkonjić Grad in western Bosnia's Krajina region. This success story is...

village elder from Lukomir

Keeping Company

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I was helping a Swiss TV crew do a documentary on Bosnia some years back. I can’t recall exactly when but I do know it was summer. They asked me to take them to Lukomir, the highest and most...