Tag Archives: High Tatras

High Tatras, part 6 (Javorová dolina)


Javorová dolina is an elongated valley in the north-eastern part of the High Tatras1 mountain range which is, like many other areas in the Tatranský národný park (TANAP), accessible for the general visitor during the summer season only (June 15 to October 31).

A challenging trip that takes a whole day is to cross the valley, negotiate Sedlo sedielko (2376 meters), proceed to the Téryho … read more

11 Mountaineering Preparations

1. Introduction

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 (and literally spilled my blood at the mountain), 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 read more

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


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

Just as 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 the two saddles of my choice were Sedlo prielom and Sedlo sedielko very close to the Polish border (colored brown on … read more