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High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)


After I’d explored parts of the High Tatras mountain range in the last year I made two further extensive tours this summer, and I tried to pick slightly more difficult ones this time.

Otherwise (and because I am a lazy person) I wouldn’t see any real raison d’être for writing just another article about the High Tatras when there is not some sort of a challenge and an opportunity for leaving my comfort zone to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about a …

High Tatras, part 3 (Kriváň, Rysy, Štrbské pleso)

Table of contents


Kriváň, October 1
Predné Solisko, October 2
Rysy, October 3
Skalnaté pleso, October 4



With a break of about one month, I returned to Slovakia for hiking in the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) mountain range and to visit my friends in Bratislava.

Here you can find my two previous blog articles about my summer hikes:

1. Slavkovský štít, Zelené pleso (including general information about the High Tatras)
2. Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád

My base camp for my hiking-journeys was …

High Tatras, part 2 (Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád)


The following text is not a stand alone article but the direct continuation of part 1 of my High Tatras series: ascending Slavkovský štít and Veľká Svišťovka, visiting the Zelené pleso mountain lake and the Chata pri Zelenom plese, and a short glimpse at the Belianske Tatry mountain range.

That article contains general information about the most popular tourist destination in Slovakia as well.

High Tatras

I hiked in the central part of the High Tatras still and departed from the train station in Poprad early in the morning