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


After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about one particular location on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and discovering unknown territory, …

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) and for visiting my friends in the capital Bratislava.

Here you can find the articles about my hiking tours during the summer:

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

Like in August I had …

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


The following text is 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 cottage Chata pri Zelenom plese, and a short glimpse at the Belianske Tatry mountain range.

That article provides general information about one of the most popular tourist destinations 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-Tatry early in the morning by using the …