Albanian Mountains

Even though Bjeshket e Namuna is the direct translation of the Serbian word Prokletije, the term that coined the English and German name of the mountain range (Accursed Mountains, Verwunschene Berge), in describes in Albanian only a certain part of the Alps.

The Bjeshket e Namuna comprise the area  bordered by Theth in the South, Kelmend in the West, Ropojana in the East and Grabaja in the North. It stretches over current day Albania and Montenegro. It’s characterized by the absence of water, especially rugged and desolate terrain and is devoid of people. Even during the height very few shepherds enter that area.

The most prominent peaks of that area are Radohima (2570m), Shenikut (2533m) , Lagojvet (2540m) and Karanfil (2490m). Only in 2009 Lagovjet saw its first ascent and was considered before the highest unclimbed peak west of the Kaukasus.  There’s many more above 2400m, most of them still unscaled,

The Bjeshket e Namune e Kosoves (Accursed Mountains of Kosovo) shape the Eastern end of the Dinaric Alps. They also form the border triangle of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro, an area rich of glacial lakes, most of them in the Albanian area around Doberdoll and Sylbica, others below Kosovo’s highest peak Gjeravica /  Đeravica (2656m). Maja e Ropes (2524m),  Marijas / Bogdaš (2530m) and  Guri Kuq / Žuti kamen (2522m) make the most impressive peaks.