Category Archives: Hiking and Mountaineering

Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe.

High Tatras: Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo

Tours in 2019 in the Slovakian part of the High Tatras1 mountain range: August, October.

High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry)

The plan was this time to hike through some of the elongated valleys in the High Tatras mountain range and to negotiate two mountain saddles: Bystrá lávka and Priečne sedlo (colored orange on the map below).

1 as usual, I’ll use the English translation throughout the article; read more

High Tatras: Kriváň, Rysy, Štrbské pleso

Table of contents

Kriváň, October 1
Predné Solisko, October 2
Rysy, October 3
Skalnaté pleso, October 4


Western High Tatras

As opposed to earlier tours this year (in August), I steered for the western parts of the High Tatras this time (not to be confused with the “Western Tatras” or “Západné Tatry”, what is a different mountain range).

The town of Štrbské Pleso, the final … read more

High Tatras: Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád


The following text is a follow-up of this blog-post.

High Tatras

I hiked in the central part of the High Tatras still and departed from the train station in Poprad-Tatry early in the morning by using the meter-gauge railway connection (Tatranské Elektrické Železnice, TEŽ).

Východná Vysoká, August 15

I set off at the green marked trailhead at the train station in Tatranská Polianka (1005 meters AMSL, i.e. Above … read more