Mount Pip Ivan

Mount Pip Ivan, Verkhovyna: Address, Mount Pip Ivan Reviews: 5/5

Mount Pip Ivan
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Good for hikes of different difficulty
Apr. 2017
Different routes can take you to and from this place. The observatory itself isn't much to look at but it's sort of a checkpoint between many hiking routes of different difficulty. All the routes are beautiful, but the easier the route - the more people you will see on your way, so if you want some privacy and solitude you need to be experienced enough to take tougher routes. In general Carpathian mountains prove that even with an average altitude of 1-2k meters above sea level you can still find really difficult places with absolutely beautiful sights both before and after you conquer the peaks, and everywhere in the process. Depending on how experienced you and your group are, you could even go in between standard tourist routes and, for example, visit locals in their country houses, living in the middle of a field. In my practice they're always very friendly as long as you treat them with respect. They may offer you food and shelter if you need, or may not, of course, but if you make good first contact they usually offer really tasty homemade cheeses, jams, milk and other yum-yum goodies of personal preparation. For purchase, of course, not for free, but it's definitely worth it. If you're a fan of hiking and you haven't been there -> find a group, pack your bag and do it. It's good both in summer and in winter. In winter, of course, everything is much more difficult and requires a certain minimum level of experience not to turn into a disaster.

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Denis H
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine14 contributions
Good for hikes of different difficulty
Apr. 2017 • Friends
Different routes can take you to and from this place.
The observatory itself isn't much to look at but it's sort of a checkpoint between many hiking routes of different difficulty.
All the routes are beautiful, but the easier the route - the more people you will see on your way, so if you want some privacy and solitude you need to be experienced enough to take tougher routes.
In general Carpathian mountains prove that even with an average altitude of 1-2k meters above sea level you can still find really difficult places with absolutely beautiful sights both before and after you conquer the peaks, and everywhere in the process.
Depending on how experienced you and your group are, you could even go in between standard tourist routes and, for example, visit locals in their country houses, living in the middle of a field. In my practice they're always very friendly as long as you treat them with respect. They may offer you food and shelter if you need, or may not, of course, but if you make good first contact they usually offer really tasty homemade cheeses, jams, milk and other yum-yum goodies of personal preparation. For purchase, of course, not for free, but it's definitely worth it.

If you're a fan of hiking and you haven't been there -> find a group, pack your bag and do it. It's good both in summer and in winter. In winter, of course, everything is much more difficult and requires a certain minimum level of experience not to turn into a disaster.
Written 7 March 2018
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Max-235
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
Moderately challenging walk
Sep. 2017 • Solo
It's up pretty much all the way, a cumulative ascent of around 1200m and 10km distance one way. Allow at least 5 hours but ideally the whole day so you can sit and take in the beautiful views.
Written 14 September 2017
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tomson623
Berlin, Germany59 contributions
Great, great, recommend
Jul. 2016 • Friends
Everything was fantastic, view, weather, as many people say that it is most beatiful summit in Czarnohora mountains.
We were staying at Dzembronia village and there is 5 hours up to Pip Ivan. Way up and the views are just pleasure. Not many people on the way so may feel this wild mountains atmosphere.
Recommend to leave early morning because you don't want to be on PipIvan during storm, somehow they were all about 4-5PM during our stay. We've met some tourist who are not amateurs, who unfortunately were up there in the storm, also big trip with tens of children, crazy! They all do not recommend these exeriences. This storm also got us during way down, we were all wet despite it was only 1 hour left to shelter.

The observatory is under construstions now to be in some time research facility for Warsaw and Pricarpatian Univesities - good for them, good that they cooperate.

Some of the observatory will be mountain shelter for tourist, so this summit will not be as wild as it was before.
Written 23 July 2016
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Natalia_Kyiv_15
192 contributions
Nice view
Jun. 2015 • Family
It is one of the closest mountains to the Verkhovyna. If you are keen on walking and climbing, it is for you. Children from the camps are happy to vizit it.
Written 29 February 2016
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