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Two day hike to the top of Bulgaria. The Borovets cable car was not working so we had a long but pleasant walk up to the Musala Refuge then, the next morning, we summited with two local skiers. Perfect!
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Borovec - Deno - Irecek - Malka Musala - Musala - Borovets.
Ascent via gondala lift from borovets to Yastrebets then walking to Mount Musala
Afternoon ascent from Borovets (~1400m) to the Musala Hut (2389m) along worked forest tracks and later walking trails. On second day ascended with others from the hut to Musala summit (2925m) then continued alone south along the ridge to Malak Bliznak (2777m), Goyam Bliznak (2779m), and Marishki Chal (2765m) before descending to the Zavrachitsa Hut. Here followed forest trails northwards via the Chakar Voyvoda Hut back to Borovets. The weather was fine throughout, with low cloud and threat of rain during the early afternoon of the second day.