Information for tourists

Special Project “THEATRICAL PIPIVANNIA AT OBSERVATORY: Unattainable nation”

On the Independence Day of Ukraine actors of Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre named after Ivan Franko will play the legendary performance “Natsiia” (“the Nation”) at different sites of the former observatory building at Pip Ivan mountain. Time and reference to live broadcast will be provided later.

By means of the event called “Unattainable Nation”, the partners that are recovering the observatory under the Project “Adaptation of former observatory on the Pip Ivan mountain to the needs of alpine rescue service training center” (PIMReC) that is being implemented under financial assistance of the European Union within the cross-border cooperation Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020, commence new additional social project – “THEATRICAL PIPIVANNIA AT OBSERVATORY”

The pray performance after the same name book by Mariia Matios (adaptation for the stage by the Honoured Artist of Ukraine – Rostyslav Derzhypilskyi) that has been known for 10 years already not only in Ukraine, but also far abroad, particularly in Poland, will uncover the tender wounds of the past within the decorations of the mountains and acting space of the former observatory building. This symbolic requiem will present its audience with confession and remission to “friends” or “foes”, “innocent” and “guilty” martyrs of history.

The project initiators hope that they will provide opportunity to watch online everything that will take place on the Independence Day at height of 2028 m with the help of modern technical devices. Presence at unique performance “Unattainable nation” about apocalyptic dilemmas of life and death, honour and dishonour, love and hatred, where the uncombinable combines, where styles and and trends, languages and religions are mixed.

Mountain rescuers in action almost every day

In the Eastern Carpathians there is now the so-called “high tourist season”. Unfortunately, it is often associated with numerous accidents and interventions by mountain rescuers. As reported by the Department of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region, mountain rescuers provide aid to injured and lost tourists almost every day.

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Safety in the Mountains: Online registration for tourist

Mountain rescue services encourage tourists to register their mountain trips online.
This will allow rescuers to locate the group faster and provide assistance if needed.

You can register your hike route in the mountains by filling online form: HERE
Below You can find a list of Mountain Rescue Teams in Ivano-Frankivsk region to
register your trip by phone:

Ivano-Frankivsk Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 92
Vygoda Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 99
Osmoloda Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 98
Vorohta Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 95
Yaremche Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 94
Verkhovyna Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 96
Kosiv Mountain Rescue Team: +380-67-342 04 97
Yavirnyk Mountain Rescue Team (located in the Pip Ivan Mountain): +380-094-922
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15 useful hiking apps

Nowadays mobile phone is one of the things that we almost always have in our pocket – also in the wild mountains. Modern phones provide many opportunities, and making phone calls has long ceased to be their main function. We spend more time using different apps. We asked our rescuers from Pip Ivan Mountain Rescue team and Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue Bieszczady Group to share their favorite outdoor apps and tested them out. Here are the top fifteen useful hiking apps.

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Rely on your own equipment!

Now the building of the observatory is laid-up. On the whole it is closed for visitors since 2016. It has been planned to build shelter on the way to the observatory in the nearest future.

For the present the office of Ukrainian National Authority of Emergency Situations in Ivano-Frankivsk region provides the accommodation for having a short rest in case of a bad weather but only at an urgent necessity tourists can spend the night here.

You should understandan urgent necessity as an inability to get down from a mountain, inability to place a tent, considerable worsening of the weather and other difficult situations. So, if during your walking tour you plan to spend the night on Pip Ivan Chornohirskyi, then first of all you need to rely on your own equipment, especially, on your own tent.