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Západné Tatry (Žiarska chata, Baníkov)

Introduction

The Západné Tatry (Western Tatras) mountain range in Slovakia has slipped my attention as a destination for hiking and mountaineering tours until quite recently.

The uninitiated not only tends to confuse the western part of the High Tatras (where the famous peaks Kriváň and Rysy are located) with this mountain range, but also it gets vastly overshadowed by the popularity of its eastern counterpart.

It took me some time … read more

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