Category Archives: Hiking and Mountaineering

Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe.

Ascent to Rysy (High Tatras)

Description

Hiking tour from Lysá Poľana (970 meters AMSL) to Rysy (2499 meters AMSL) via Schroniska PTTK Morskie Oko.

Rysy is the highest mountain in Poland.

Descent to Štrbské Pleso (1355 meters AMSL) via Chata pod Rysmi, Slovakian part of the High Tatras.

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In parts difficult terrain on the Polish side. If you want to do this tour in the winter season I would highly recommend spikes … read more

The Günther-Messner-Steig in South Tyrol

Introduction

Günther Messner was a twenty-four year old mountaineer from Villnöß, South Tyrol (Südtirol), who perished in the Himalaya mountain range more than five decades ago.

He was a younger brother of Reinhold Messner, who was directly involved in the horrible events that led to his brother’s disappearance at the merciless Nanga Parba mountain in June 1970.

In the 2000s, some human remains that belonged to Günther Messner … read more