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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 rises to an elevation of 2067 meters (6782 feet).

Only 20 minutes outside of Sarajevo, it is a popular tourist attraction for hiking and skiing. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, Bjelašnica hosted the men's alpine skiing events, where brash Bill Johnson (USA) won the downhill after boldly predicting victory. American twins Phil and Steve Mahre took gold and silver in the slalom at Bjelašnica as well. The base area has several structures dating from that time, including hotels and skiing areas.[1] The women's alpine events were held at Jahorina.

Bjelašnica's base is largely forested, however there are no trees above the 1500 meter (4921') tree line. There are numerous trails set up and maintained by local mountain clubs that lead to the bald peaks higher up. The mountain's name stems from the root bijel, which means "white".

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senmax on June 26, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Farkas István on July 1, 2012

Amazing landscape. LIKE. Best wishes,István.

BOGDAN de Varsovie on July 1, 2012

Piękna kraina. Wspaniała sceneria.


Marilena Borriero on July 6, 2012


anami99 on August 12, 2012

jako lijepa slika

c. bayernengel on August 14, 2012

gefällt mir sehr gut, like
Liebe Grüße von bayernengel. ✿ܓ

Buts Yuri on August 14, 2012

Wonderful landscape! LIKE-28! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Gabriele Müller (Fan… on August 15, 2012

Nice picture. I LIKE this place. Friendly greetings from Germany, fantilein

REmiasz on August 22, 2012

Great view and image LIKE Greetings Remek.

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on September 10, 2012


Nenad Obradovic on September 29, 2012

Uuuu,ovo je fantasticno L+F

ISOone photography on November 6, 2012

great sky / great area ... simple a nice photo


regards, I-R

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 5, 2012
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    by Haris A.
    • Camera: VG110,D700
    • Taken on 2012/04/30 08:21:36
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 4.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100