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Bjelašnica is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica's tallest peak is 2067 meters (6782 feet).

Bjelašnica is a popular tourist attraction for hiking and skiing. It is only 20 minutes outside of Sarajevo. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, Bjelašnica was used for a number of Olympic events, and has several structures dating from that time, including hotels and skiing areas.

Bjelašnica's base is largely forested, however there are no trees above the 1500 meter tree line. There are numerous trails set up and maintained by local mountain clubs that lead to the bald peaks higher up. The mountains name probably stems from the root Bijel, which means

Elevation (feet): 6,781
Elevation (meters): 2,067
Continent: Europe
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Range/Region: Dinaric Alps
Latitude: 43.7036
Longitude: 18.257
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Sarajevo airport
Convenient Center: Sarajevo

Thanks to chupo for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #22178 - by J. Vranjes on Apr 19, 2011
    Started from the hotel on Mt Igman (that was burnt later during the war), around 4 PM. Do not remeber when I arrived to the summit of Bjelasnica. Rain all the way up, soaked to the skin. It was...