Risnjak

Elevation (feet): 5,013
Elevation (meters): 1,528
Continent: Europe
Country: Croatia
Latitude: 45.432429
Longitude: 14.619687
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Airport Rijeka, or sport airport Grobnik, or Zagreb
Convenient Center: Rijeka or Delnice

Thanks to Boris Volkmann and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

This is the second highest peak in Gorski Kotar.It's situated in the Natural park Risnjak.There are manny routes to climb this mountain.The three easyest routes go from the small vilage on the Rijeka - Zagreb old road, Gornje Jelenje.From there you need about 2 or 2.30 h to reach the top of Risnjak.There's one way from a vilage Crni Lug and from the ski resort Platak.From Crni Lug it takes about 3 - 3,5 h and from Platak about 2,5 - 3 h to reach the top of Risnjak.There is a nice small mountain hut situated right under Risnjak.It's open from 30.April till 30.September, but there's also a nice winter room thats allways open during the winter.In the winter room is place for about 6 - 8 people to sleep, one table,and a small fire place.From the mountain hut the way to the top goes over some small rocks but no rope is needed.From the top you have very nice view on the other peaks in Gorski Kotar and Velebit, but also on the small island in Adriatic sea. It's most beautifull to sumit this mountain during winter, but crampons and a ice-axe is needed.Near Risnjak is also a climbing ''garden'' with few routes in it , but there's no equipmen in the routes.It is the best to go there on few day trip because there are manny things in the Natural park Risnjak worth seeing ( Bijele stijene, mount Snjeznik,etc. ).

Thanks to Boris Volkmann for this description.

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