About the Crimean mountain hike, thanks to which I got to know my children better

Crimea Tourism

Their names are made up of stories and legends, and each is unique in its own way. There is not a single tourist who, having returned from a trip along them, remained indifferent. Today we will talk about the Crimean Mountains.

The Crimean mountains are not as large-scale as in the Caucasus, the Urals or Altai, but year after year they attract a large army of travelers with their accessibility, variety of landscapes, historical monuments and beauty of landscapes. And what the views from them are, beyond words.

In this article we will introduce you to the first five TOP-10 Crimean mountains in height, and tell you a little about each mountain from the list.


Mount Roman-Kosh is the highest point of Crimea, one of the most beautiful places on the peninsula. There are several routes to get to the top, from where the spectacular view opens up. What roads lead to the mountain, and what story it hides - we will tell you further.

The height of the Roman-Kosh mountain is 1545 m, the mountain itself is located to the west of Alushta, the Babugan-Yayla mountain range.

Despite its majesty and power, the mountain itself is difficult to notice, only from other mountain peaks you can see an unremarkable smoothed upland on the southwestern edge of the plateau.

From the top of Roman-Kosh there is a gorgeous view of the territory of the Crimean reserve: mountain gorges, ridges and plateaus, mountain peaks, endless forests and the blue waters of the Partisan reservoir.

You can officially climb to the top of the highest mountain in Crimea with permission, with a guide or a guide, because this is the territory of the reserve. However, seasoned tourists say that a permit can be obtained from a forester on the way for a modest sum. And some say that they did not meet any foresters on the way.


Mount Demir-Kapu is the second highest mountain in Crimea. Its height is 1540 m - it is quite a bit inferior to the highest mountain in Crimea. It is located on the territory of the Crimean Natural Reserve, and is a gentle summit of the main ridge on the Gurzuf plateau, in the south of the peninsula.

Mount Demir-Kapu in Crimea has long become a kind of pilgrimage site for connoisseurs of outdoor activities. Being the second in importance and height in the Crimean Mountains system, it attracts thousands of tourists every year.

The main mountains of Crimea: TOP-10 in height

I love nature, on occasion I run to the park or better to the forest, and my children - ordinary representatives of their generation - talk memes, quote video bloggers, are ready to talk endlessly about video games. Of course, they sometimes observe nature while walking or traveling by car, but mainly due to my persistent intervention. And this spring we accepted an unexpected offer to go on a mountain hike in the spring Crimea.

The organizers were our relatives - real travelers and hikers, who have difficult routes, including mountain ones: in the Caucasus, Tien Shan, Norway and many other places. And they invited me with my boys, assuring that the hike is "light", easy - they are leading children from 11 to 14 years old. I understand that this is a unique opportunity to go to the mountains with such experienced people. I would never have dared to go on an adult hike with them: we have neither preparation nor courage for serious mountain routes. Usually we prefer watching such adventures on TV :).

I was afraid to talk about the trip to children. We managed to come to an agreement with the youngest rather quickly: having “painted” the upcoming adventures and allowing them to use a penknife during the campaign. It was much more difficult to build a conversation with an elder who is in the active phase of adolescence. He, as usual, began to make noise and indignation, but his "subtle" points are well known to me. I mentioned that mountain trekking is such a unique experience, none of his friends have ever done such a thing, this is a test of ourselves and then we will be proud of ourselves. It worked.

However, all the way I was preparing for the difficulties of communication, I was absolutely sure that the entire trip the children would whine and complain - in short, in every possible way resist getting this most unique experience. The husband, who remained in Moscow, was also afraid of this. In the evening on the eve of the campaign, in a telephone conversation, he said to me: “Why did you get involved in this? Poor girl, they will peck you alive! ”- this was said by a person who knows the character of our children. But I decided everything, and the expensive turbines have already been bought.

Day One

We disembark from the minivan in the mountain village of Orlinoe at about noon. A collective photo of happy hikers as a keepsake. Everyone is smiling. Under the backpacks and forward. We go, as follows, a well-trodden path, around the forest, wonderful air, flowers, fresh tender foliage, and even a mountain stream accompanies us all the way. After a couple of hours, it was decided to swim, we find a picturesque place where this stream forms a semblance of a bath. Children are delighted, put on swimming trunks, run into the water, screeching, laughing, splashing.

We go further - the path cleared of trees, and we saw an almost sheer cliff. Perhaps not quite steep, but when you look from below, it is not clear how to climb it. But experienced people called us to the mountains. At the beginning of the ascent, they helped us, the beginners: the eldest son and I had enough explanations of where to put his foot, what to hook on with his hand, but my youngest is rather clumsy: well, he could not manage to climb the first large ledge of this rock. From below, we pushed him under the soft ass, while others pulled him from above by the backpack. Uff! All. Climbed in.

As we climbed up, of course, thoughts like "What am I doing here?" and "Where am I taking my children?" But at that moment it was important to look under your feet, how to cling to roots and stones with your hands, not to look down and keep up with the group.

Somewhere in the middle of the way I hear the first "M-ah-ah!"

- What is it, what happened, is everything all right with you? - Yes, everything is all right, everyone just went ahead, but here the path is fuzzy, and there is such a dangerous place: stones are falling from under your feet. I wanted to warn you. Put your foot here. Just a little bit more, Mom, we're almost up.

This is my eldest son - the one who is already a teenager ... with all that it implies!

The ascent is over - we come to our first mountain plateau. All around in small yellow flowers. Slender fluffy undersized pines. Mountain peonies are scattered across the green lawn in juicy red spots. The group is lying on the grass - right with backpacks on their backs. My youngest, too, is lying on his back, his face is rosy, his eyes are clouded, he did not say a word, did not complain. We were lying around - we go further.

Crimea (Taurida), this most beautiful corner of the Earth, has long become a real "tourist Mecca", where unique nature, excellent climatic conditions and a thousand-year history have combined into one amazingly harmonious whole. And it is quite understandable why tourism in Crimea is so popular and tempting today.

A picturesque southern peninsula with an area of ​​26.8 thousand square meters. km, washed by two seas - the Black and the Azov. The total length of its coastline is 980 km.

Numerous excavations carried out on the peninsula indicate that this fertile land began to be actively populated by another about 100 thousand people. About years ago, a bright proof was the find of the parking of Neanderthals in the cave of the Kikoba under Simferopol.


the most ancient people who settled the mountain and southern parts of the peninsula, became the legendary brands, which gave the Crimea its first name. Subsequently, this land has become a place where dramatic historical events unfolded with the participation of half-phth Kimmerians, Greek colonists, Scythians, Roman legions, the nomadic tribes are ready and Gunnov, Khazar conquerors, druzens of the Old Russian Ttumokan Principality, Mongolian Haling, enterprising Genoesers, Crimean Tatars, Russian Empire Regiments .

According to the travel portal of the Republic of Crimea, as of 2016, about 1.9 million people lived in Crimea.

Relief and climate

The entire peninsula is divided into three parts, distinguished by their special relief. The lion's share (about 70%) occupies a steppe and semi-sleepy plain area, stretching in the northern and central parts.

Hilly and mountainous terrain covers approximately 20% of the Crimean territory. Three mountain ranges are allocated here - the main (southern), internal and external (north) ridges. By the way, it is possible that precisely the beauty and inaccessibility of the local mountains suggested to the Turkic tribes that inhabid pictorial plains, canyons and flat-sized eggs, the current name - Kyrym, which is translated as "wall, shaft, ditch".

The rest of about 10% of the territory of the peninsula occupy a variety of water bodies.

Almost on any site of the resorts and tourism of the Crimea, you can find information that local mountains are a kind of separation shaft between the northern part of the peninsula, where the moderately continental climate prevails, and the southern coast, where the signs of the Mediterranean subtropics are clearly felt. Type.

Since the main part of the moisture, brought by northern winds, is detained on the northern slopes of the Crimean Mountains, which are the origins of the most famous rivers of the peninsula. Basically, they are low-water and short (the longest river - 204-kilometer salgir), but, passing along mountain canyons, the Crimean rivers form the picturesque landscapes. The most beautiful cascades and waterfalls, including students, and Jur-Jur, became very popular natural attractions of Crimea.

Soft climate with plenty of sunny days, warm gentle sea, magnificent mountains with mysterious caves and gorges, beautiful bays have been sitting in the Crimea of ​​people from all over the world.

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