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The Low Tatras main ridge (part 2)

Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) – Ďumbierske Tatry

Part 1 (hiking from Telgárt to Chopok, Kráľovohoľské Tatry) is available here.

This spring I was able to finish the Low Tatras main ridge tour, namely the part between the town of Donovaly and Chopok, a mountain boasting a height of 2024 meters (hence making it the third highest peak in the Low Tatras mountain range).

The section between Donovaly1 read more

The Low Tatras main ridge (part 1)

Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) – Kráľovohoľské Tatry

Socializing, making friends and finding great comradery was and of course still is for me the most enjoyable aspect of any several-day outdoor adventure in a high altitude mountain area.

One such small adventure that offers just that is hiking across the Low Tatras main ridge in Slovakia, even in fine weather a challenging mountain tour that usually takes up five days.

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11 Mountaineering Preparations

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 what … read more