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XII. International climbers meeting in Paklenica, Croatia, may 1st 2011.

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Paklenica is the common name of two deep canyons (Velika and Mala Paklenica) gouged into the mountain from the sea to beneath Velebit’s highest peaks. It is an area of unusual contact between the sea and the mountain, rich in natural forests of beech, black pine and mountain pine. The park abounds in bizarre karstic forms, caves and other natural features, and the wide range of climatic conditions has benefited the wide diversity of flora and fauna. In 1949, it was proclaimed National Park. Nowadays, National Park Paklenica is one of the most attractive natural, scientific and touristic areas in north-eastern Mediterranean. It is the most visited climbing center in Croatia, also popular outside Croatia. The close proximity of seawater gives this climbing site a special charm, making Paklenica Riviera an ideal place to combine climbing and water sports. During the May 1st long weekend, the traditional 12th international climbers meeting and competition was held in the park.

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A: National park Paklenica - Velika Paklenica canyon

by Damir Turković, 40 meters away

Inside the Velika Paklenica canyon, part of a National park Paklenica in Croatia.

National park Paklenica - Velika Paklenica canyon

B: On the path to Mountain home Paklenica

by Vedran Penga, 750 meters away

It takes about 2 hours to come from the entrance of National Park Paklenica to Mountain home Paklenic...

On the path to Mountain home Paklenica

C: National park Paklenica - Manita peć viewpoint

by Damir Turković, 1.2 km away

In front of the Manita peć cave, part of a National park Pakelnica. Viewpoint overlooking the velika ...

National park Paklenica - Manita peć viewpoint

D: National park Pakelnica - Manita peć cave

by Damir Turković, 1.2 km away

175m long Manita peć cave, part of a National park Paklenica. First of two halls inside the cave.

National park Pakelnica - Manita peć cave

E: National park Paklenica - Manita peć cave second hall

by Damir Turković, 1.2 km away

175m long Manita peć cave, part of a National park Paklenica. Second of the two halls inside the cave.

National park Paklenica - Manita peć cave second hall

F: National park Paklenica - Paklarić viewpoint

by Damir Turković, 1.8 km away

National park Pakelnica entrence viewpoint. Beautiful Adriatic see and the Velika Pakelnica canyon.

National park Paklenica - Paklarić viewpoint

G: Forest cottage Lugarnica

by Vedran Penga, 3.0 km away

Forest cottage Lugarnica is located in the Velika Paklenica canyon at an altitude of about 400 meters...

Forest cottage Lugarnica

H: National park Paklenica

by Saulius Baublys, 4.1 km away

The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia. It is located in Starigrad, northern ...

National park Paklenica

I: At the mountains of Winnetou

by Saulius Baublys, 4.1 km away

At the mountains of Winnetou

J: At the mountains of Winnetou HDR

by Saulius Baublys, 4.1 km away

The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia. It is located in Starigrad, northern ...

At the mountains of Winnetou HDR

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