Elevation (feet): 9,564
Elevation (meters): 2,915
Continent: Europe
Country: Bulgaria
Latitude: 41.8
Longitude: 23.3667
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Sofija
Convenient Center: Bansko

Thanks to Aleksandar Kostadinov for adding this peak.

Vihren, highest peak in the Pirin Mountains. Vihren is the second highest peak on the Balkan peninsula after neighbor Musala peak( 2925m highest peak on Rila Mountain). Vihren is most beautiful in winter when it is covered with snow. Cone is cut-off from north-east and inapproachable, you can climb from south-west. There is avalanche danger (rocky, in winter snow). View from summit is remarkable, you can see three countries, Bulgaria, North Greece and east Macedonia. Pirin has 130 lakes and 54 peaks over 2500m altitude.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Vihren.

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  • Log #13081 - by Nikolai on Aug 03, 2004
    traverse (Kazanite - summit - Kabata)
  • Log #13082 - by the beduine Wolfgang Gratzel on July 30, 2002
    we drove up with our caravan to the vihrenhut at 2000m. The infrastructure is very good. Rooms, bar, shop, freshwater.. . the way up to the top is very easy and well marked, we needed less then 2...