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High Tatras, part 5 (Sedlo sedielko, Sedlo prielom)

Introduction

This blog-post is a continuation of a past article about hiking tours in the High Tatras mountain range1.

Like in summer 2020, the plan was to cross some of the elongated valleys in the High Tatras and to negotiate two particular mountain saddles.

This year these two saddles had to be Sedlo prielom and Sedlo sedielko (colored brown on the map below, the 2020 tours are in orange).

1 notes, footnotes and references about translations apply for this article in the same manner as for the

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia and in the mountains, it is not necessarily about one specific location on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and …

Slovak Paradise (Suchá Belá)

Introduction

In the last week of June I made use of the regained freedom to travel to visit the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) for the second time in this year.

Admittedly, my first article about the Slovak Paradise cannot serve as a somewhat useful account of the national park, since I marched only through a small part in the east during February as I encountered plenty of snow, but no other outdoor enthusiasts.

This article tries to bridge this gap, and also wants to make a statement about …