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Malá Fatra mountain range: Malý Kriváň


It was my third time in the Malá Fatra (“Little Fatra”) mountain range in northern Slovakia, and after an injury I suffered earlier this year climbing a mountain was a slightly scary endeavour even if it wasn’t a very tall one.

For ascending the Malý Kriváň (“Little Kriváň”), stating a height of 1671 meters, I spent two days in the city of Žilina, which offers convenient train and bus … read more

11 Mountaineering Preparations


Mountaineering is a dangerous pastime, make no mistake about it.

Last weekend I suffered a fall in the Dolomites in South Tyrol and badly injured my left arm, yet training and a fair share of luck saved me from far worse injuries.

So now is as good a time as any to give some information and guidance as to hazard prevention and preparations when making a mountain tour what … read more