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3 Valbonë
4 Pass to Theth


Location: Podi e Kollatës S ridge (2527 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Albania      Date: 26-08-2013
A "Tiefblick" on Valbonë, Albania, from the south ridge of the Albanian summit (Podi e Kollatës / Ravna Kolata, 2556 m) of Maja Kolata, in the Prokletije mountain range.
This is the first time that I localize a belvedere beforehand, with Google Earth, and memorize its position on the GPS. I am very satisfied with the precious help that the GPS has given me in the mysterious "cursed mountains" - this is the meaning of the name Prokletije.
The incredibly strong wind moved the clouds in such a way that to collect coherent panoramic shots seemed to be an impossible challenge. I had experimented something like this only in the setting of N.6615.
As a result, I shot... a lot of candidate panoramas, among which it is now extremely difficult to locate a "best" representative. The present one simply appears to be the easiest to stitch, consisting of only four horizontal shots. Maybe I will remove it if I will find something better in the future.
For a coherent description of the summits, please wait a future panorama from Maja Rosit, shot two days later, with far better visibility (a prototype is here:
On the other hand, do not wait for a panorama from the highest summit, namely, Maja e Jezercës, 2694 m, since the visibility was the one depicted here:


Eine faszinierende Landschaft und der Regenbogeneffekt ist auch nicht schlecht. LG Fried
2013/09/05 16:05 , Friedemann Dittrich
Sieht klasse aus!!
2013/09/05 17:03 , Barcud Revnik
incredibile! Saluti, Augustin
2013/09/05 17:48 , Augustin Werner
Lo spettro di Brocken.
2013/09/05 21:22 , Giuseppe Marzulli
2013/09/05 22:50 , Peter Brandt
Wonderful Alberto!!! I like Albania very much because i visit the country for three times between 1995 and 2003. We have accompanied a charitable project there for a longer time, and i've spent there impressive hours with our albanian friends! I am happy now, to see a great panorama from albania - cheers Hans-Jörg
2013/09/06 12:17 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Your enthusiasm for Albania is fully shared by me, although I have cycled only few kms inside, at the northernmost corner.
Here I was in Albanian territory only for few hundreds of metres, and illegally; namely, my starting place was on the Montenegro side.
2013/09/06 14:50 , Pedrotti Alberto
... pssst Alberto, keep careful (NSA) ... ;-)
2013/09/06 15:27 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
I have tried to be careful all the time!
The unique night which I slept illegally in Albania, I did this inside one of the local bunkers - just in case.
Neither do I know what the Albanian law says concerning illegal Brocken spectres...
2013/09/06 21:27 , Pedrotti Alberto
Brocken Halo - magnificent!
2013/10/10 21:28 , Konrad Sus
You like the Brocken?
Following your Tatra panorama, I had a glance to my old Tatra pictures, where I found two Brockens that I had completely forgotten: one on the Rysy ( ) an another, the same day, on the Koprovsky Stit ( 97611741 ).
I need indeed to perform a Brocken census on my disk and slide archive!
2013/10/14 13:06 , Pedrotti Alberto
Yes Alberto ...i love the "Brocken" in different variants

Jörg Braukmann's Brocken #13003
Jan Lindgaard's Brocken #13889

... and your Brocken is also very beautiful ;-))

Cheers Hans-Jörg
2013/10/14 13:12 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
- I also like Walter Schmidts #9447. KR Jan.
2013/10/14 13:36 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Thank you, each one of these Brockens is interesting!
In the last one quoted I also see that the evil Fahnenmaststitchingfehler, that has been so widely researched in latter times, gets frightened and fades away when the flag belongs to a country with more than 80,000 US$ GNI per capita. This contradicts harshly the conclusions that I wrote down to N.13961 - sorry, but error is an unavoidable moment of the research process!
Always speaking of research, I have spotted a rare example of a 29-February-Brocken, although not on a remote mountain:
As for remote mountains, instead, I have found another strange phenomenon: I could promise *very* rich rewards (maybe US$ 2 under the form of a beer...) to any expert accepting to explain this to me...
KR Alberto
2013/10/14 17:51 , Pedrotti Alberto

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