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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)

Introduction

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