Kekes

Elevation (feet): 3,330
Elevation (meters): 1,015
Continent: Europe
Country: Hungary
Latitude: 47.872518
Longitude: 20.009408
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Budapest
Convenient Center: Eger

Thanks to Marcell Orosz for adding this peak.

Kekes is the highest peak of Hungary (3328 feet/1015 meters). You can see that it is not a big mountain (I'd rather call it a hill) and it is very easy to climb, in fact you don't need to have any special abilities to climb it. In the winter it is beautiful, usually there is some snow, while in the summer it is a bit cooler up there.

There is a weather phenomenon in November and December, when down in the cities there is fog and it is cold, while up on the Kekes it is sunny and relatively warm and the weather is clean. If you are lucky you are able to see the higher peaks of the neigbouring Bukk range (only 40-50 kms away from Kekes).

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Kekes.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #15976 - by Marcell Orosz on July 11, 2004
    Kekes is always fun to walk-up to. This time the weather was magnificent, nothing spectacular happened, I saw a thunderstorm moving in from the East but it did not reach Kekes, it went up to the...
  • Log #15977 - by Greg Szabo on Sep 02, 2002
    It is a flat top summit and a paved road leads up to it. From the radio tower on the top, the view is magnificent and in good weather it includes the High-Tatras. There are also several trails going...
  • Log #15979 - by ifj. Négyesi Miklós on May 11, 2001
    Since this hill is my country's highest point, it is evident i was on it. It is a little walk to reach the summit. But i like Kékes, Hungary's highest point.