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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, 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 … read more

Veľká and Malá Fatra mountain ranges

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Banská Bystrica
  3. Veľká Fatra mountain range
    1. Špania Dolina, December 24
    2. Vyhnatová, December 25
  4. Žilina
  5. Malá Fatra mountain range
    1. Minčol, December 28
    2. Chata pod Kľačianskou Magurou, December 29
  6. Conclusion

1. Introduction

My Christmas vacation was a welcome opportunity to spend a few days in Slovakia to visit my friends in Bratislava.

But I also had plans to make hiking tours in the Veľká Fatra and Malá read more