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Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe

Západné Tatry (Žiarska chata, Baníkov)

Introduction

The Západné Tatry (Western Tatras) mountain range in Slovakia has slipped my attention as a destination for hiking and mountaineering tours until quite recently.

The uninitiated not only tends to confuse the western part of the High Tatras (where the famous peaks Kriváň and Rysy are located) with this mountain range, but also it gets vastly overshadowed by the popularity of its eastern counterpart.

It took me some time … read more