The PINK team is proud to present the story of our founder Bob Faber’s current trek along the biggest trail in Bulgaria – from Kom peak to cape Emine. This odyssey is to support and raise money for the life changing works of the PINK foundation.
If you want to support PINK through Bob`s big adventure kindly follow the link: https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/SaltVenturesNFP/BobsBigTrek
or make a bank transfer to the the PINK foundation, details at the end of this post.
Bob departed for this long journey on the 18th of August and is expected to reach his final destination on the 18th of September. Bob already conquered the highest peak along the trail – the Botev peak.
You can find further information about the Kom –Emine trail via Wikipedia:
Kom-Emine is a high-mountain long-distance trail in Bulgaria. The route follows the main ridge of the Balkan Mountains, which bisect the country and give the Balkan Peninsula its name. Beginning at Kom Peak (2,016 m (6,614 ft)) in the west near the border with Serbia, Kom–Emine continues east for some 650 km (400 mi) until it reaches the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast at Cape Emine.
Due to its length and altitude, Kom–Emine counts among Europe’s longest uninterrupted high-mountain trails; it is Bulgaria’s longest, oldest and most famous hiking trail.
The trail’s average elevation is 735 m (2,411 ft). The middle section, Kom–Emine’s highest, coincides with the Central Balkan National Park and regularly rises above 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The highest point of the trail is Botev Peak (2,376 m (7,795 ft)), which is also the highest summit of the Balkan Mountains. In total, around 100 individual peaks are either summited or circumvented.
Typically, the Kom–Emine hike takes 20 to 25 days to complete. The route is marked by white-red-white paint markings and around 30 mountain huts provide accommodation to hikers. Summer is the preferred season to walk Kom–Emine, though the lowest, eastern parts of the trail can get uncomfortably hot and difficult.
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