KOM PEAK (Bulgarian : връх Ком, vrah Kom) or GOLYAM KOM
(Голям Ком, "Big Kom") is a peak in the western Balkan
Mountains , located in western
The peak inspired national writer Ivan Vazov to create the poem On Kom. In his honour, a bas-relief plaque bearing his image and excerpts from the poem has been installed on the peak. Kom also marks the start of the Bulgarian section of the European walking route E3 , also known as the Kom–Emine path along the main ridge of the Balkan Mountains, as well as the eponymous off-road race.
There are several climbing routes to the summit, such as from the Kom chalet (two-hour climb), from the Petrohan Pass (taking 3 hours 30 minutes to reach the peak), from the villages of Komshtitsa and Gintsi (3 hours away).
Nishava River , a major tributary of the
Panoramic view of the plains to the north looking from the peak *
The old Kom chalet *
The new Kom chalet
* "Връх Ком" (in Bulgarian). Берковица Туризъм. Retrieved 2008-09-09. * Новаков, Красимир. "До връх Ком" (in Bulgarian). Водач за българските планини. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
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